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RichmondSPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Every Life is Precious. TM
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When Napoleon entered our care he was nearly blind and suffering complications from untreated diabetes. After surgery for cataracts and 7 months of rehabilitation, he was adopted and became a beloved member of the Butler family. I, along with many other deeply committed Virginia animal welfare professionals, worked very hard... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are joyous to announce that 59 pets were adopted last week! We are so grateful to our amazing adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are extremely happy to announce that 50 pets were adopted last week! We are so grateful to our amazing adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editors Note: We recently received an update from Mary-Margaret Whitten about the two dogs she has adopted from the Richmond SPCA. We are thrilled to hear that both Andy and Doc are doing so well with their new family. The following was contributed by Andy and Doc's adopter, Mary-Margaret Whitten.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are overjoyed to announce that 54 pets were adopted last week! We are so grateful to our amazing adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Our Dog Jog and 5K Run is so successful at providing vital support for the homeless animals who rely on the Richmond SPCA to save their lives largely because of peer-to-peer fundraising. Our 13th annual event will be presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts on Saturday, March 21, but the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are overly joyed to announce that 47 pets were adopted last week! We are so grateful to our amazing adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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There are many reasons that our annual Fur Ball stands out among Richmond’s often crowded calendar of fundraising galas – it’s the only pet-friendly black-tie event at The Jefferson Hotel and has a history of setting records for raising funds to rehabilitate the sick and injured homeless pets cared for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Much is being said and written about Senate Bill 1381 which was passed in a landslide vote by the House of Delegates last week and has successfully returned to the Senate for approval of an amendment that was made in the House. Now it will go to the Governor for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled to announce that 20 dogsand 20 cats were adopted last week! We are so grateful to our amazing adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It is a David and Goliath scenario if there ever was one. We and other folks in Virginia who are sick and tired of PETA's massive slaughter of innocent animals in Norfolk are trying to get the General Assembly to pass a very simple bill, Senate Bill 1381. It would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Advocates gathered at the Virginia General Assembly on Jan. 22 for Humane Lobby Day Only two weeks remain in Virginia's 2015 General Assembly session, and we are incredibly grateful for all the calls and emails you have sent to give animals a voice in the legislative process. These final days... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are delighted to announce that 71 pets were adopted last week! We are so grateful to our amazing adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editors Note: We recently received an update about Micah, now Harvey, a shy Labrador Retriever mix adopted in January of 2014 by the Humke family. We are thrilled not only to hear that Harvey has fit in well with his family, but that he has found an unlikely best friend.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled to announce that 55 pets were adopted last week! We are so grateful to our amazing staff and volunteers for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Yesterday the Senate Agriculture Committee reported out two bills that will clarify Virginia law for the benefit of companion animals in our commonwealth and the people who care for them – SB693 and SB1381. The next step for these bills is a vote before the full Senate. Please contact your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor's note: We recently received a wonderful update about Papoose, now named Levee, a playful Shepherd/Collie mix who was adopted by her guardian family, the Gambills, in October of 2014. We are thrilled to hear that Levee is the perfect fit for her family and wish them many happy years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Have you missed our weekly “We Were Adopted” blogs? We’re happy to bring back these popular posts with the news of a long-awaited adoption. Liesl is a beautiful calico for whom we found a match last Friday. With a history of chronic illness and allergies, Liesl's adopters’ readiness to continue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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As the new Virginia state director for The Humane Society of the United States, I’m proud to have been introduced to humane advocacy by the wonderful people and pets at the Richmond SPCA. For six years, I’ve been a member of the Fur Ball Committee supporting the Richmond SPCA’s Cinderella... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
As we turn our calendars to 2015, this is our opportunity to share with you an overview of our most recently ended fiscal year with specific information about the quantity and quality of the work we did for animals. These acheivements happen because of our compassionate community of supporters, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Robert makes himself at home in the Surma household For a fourth year in a row, Priority Automotive has teamed up with the Richmond SPCA to ensure that dogs and cats in our care find lasting homes in time for the holidays. From Dec. 4-19, Priority is covering the cost... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor’s note: Last Friday we shared a video of Elvis, a dog in our care who has only walked with a wheelchair cart since suffering a spinal cord injury in his previous home last spring. In the video, our animal care staff captured Elvis taking steps on his own for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog