Episode 7: Running the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA with Angie Gunter

Episode Summary

In this episode of Charlottesville Connected, Amy Cochran brings on Angie Gunter from the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA. Angie is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization which strives to provide caring homes for healthy animals.

Angie and Amy talk through the major services provided by the organization during the show. The mission of the organization is to advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing shelter, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes; and furthering education and outreach.

“We’re here to save every treatable and healthy animal possible. So that also means behaviorly. So this organization, actually, the history of it, it began in 1914. I’m from a group of folks who just wanted to save animals in the community so that was the foster base. And then it became a brick and mortar structure in 1955. And in 2006, we became a no-kill organization.”
– Angie Gunter

Tune in to hear about Angie’s leadership efforts with the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA.


  • Angie dives into the history of the organization and how it’s grown to what it is today
  • The organization takes in all the strays that come to them
  • There are events organized (adoption events, etc.) to help animals find a caring home
  • Every day is different since the organization operates by-appointment-only
  • The organization’s volunteer network is extremely important to its mission