The Fredericksburg SPCA is excited to announce its newly appointed Executive Director, Laurie Webb. Laurie brings with her an extensive background in leadership, project management, and organizational growth during her 35+ years working in dynamic environments throughout Virginia and DC. Supporting the human-animal bond has been an important theme in Laurie’s life from an early age and joining the Fredericksburg SPCA’s leadership team is a unique opportunity to turn her passion into purpose.

“Words cannot express my excitement about joining the Fred SPCA. This is an amazing team of smart and dedicated individuals who have built spectacular programs designed to save and protect our animal friends,” says Laurie Webb, Executive Director at the Fredericksburg SPCA. “I am both humbled and honored to step into the role and I vow to be a worthy steward of this wonderful organization and to continue the mission of saving lives, educating, and lowering barriers for our pet-owning community.”


Laurie does not anticipate her role with the non-profit to be only about the here and now of animal welfare. Recognizing the passion within an already existing team, Laurie is keen to use her proven skills as a gifted collaborator to effectively bring together stakeholders and nurture and guide young leaders through advanced-level mentorship. A significant consideration for the continued growth of the Fredericksburg SPCA comes during its 80-year celebration of being open and operational within the region.

Since 1943, the Fredericksburg SPCA has been committed to ending animal suffering through education, adoption, and advocacy. From its earliest days as a house-turned-shelter to its current 25,000-square-foot facility, the Fredericksburg SPCA has expanded to be more than just a shelter for homeless animals, now offering veterinary care, behavior classes, and youth education programs. A look into the past, present, and most importantly, the future during its 80th anniversary will not only be celebratory but paramount in directing the strategic plans that Executive Director Laurie Webb will lead.


The Fredericksburg SPCA is hosting several upcoming events that invite the community to celebrate and support the mission.

Listen to Town Talk with Ted Schubel to hear more from Executive Director Laurie Webb and Team Fred SPCA about the upcoming 80th-year celebrations and…kitten season!