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RichmondSPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Every Life is Precious. TM
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We are excited to announce that 94 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 4 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor's note: A few months ago, our CEO Robin Robertson Starr wrote the essay below in response to a call for stories issued following an installment of "My Big Break," a special series for which NPR's All Things Considered is collecting "stories of triumph, big and small." This June marked... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are very happy to announce that 29 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 Jun 16, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Cheryl Tankersley and Gracie enjoying a day at work together. Despite weighing less than 5 pounds, Gracie is making an enormous impact on a great many human lives. She was adopted for all the reasons thousands of area families give homes to pets from the Richmond SPCA each year: love,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled to announce that 63 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 Jun 1, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are overjoyed to announce that 45 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 May 26, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Let’s review some facts regarding dog bites and children. 359,223 children between the ages of 1 and 14 were bitten by dogs between 2010 and 2012. Children are the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured. The Centers for Disease Control reported... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
I often see people allowing their children to do things with and to their dogs that just make me cringe. Pulling on them, yanking things away from them, yelling at them, holding and tugging the leash when the child lacks the physical strength and the mature judgment to manage that... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled to announce that 53 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 May 19, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled to announce that 64 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 May 15, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Testimony in support of the ordinance was made by Todd Woodson, Richmond SPCA CEO Robin Starr, HSUS Vice President for Wildlife, Nicole Paquette and HSUS Virginia State Director, Matt Gray. Richmond City Council voted 8-1 Monday evening in favor of an ordinance to ban the use of bullhooks on elephants.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are ecstatic to announce that 43 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 May 4, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are elated to announce that 64 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 Apr 30, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are overjoyed to announce that 55 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 Apr 20, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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There are few things in life that can bring more immediate joy to a person than love from an animal. Bringing delight to the people who need it most is the focus of the Richmond SPCA’s Paws for Health program. Paws for Health is a volunteer-based pet visitation program in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are elated to announce that 60 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 Apr 17, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Our volunteers are as unique as the animals awaiting adoption at our humane center. At the Richmond SPCA, it is refreshing to see youth volunteers who have shown an interest in animal welfare at such an early age. Some of our youngest volunteers participate in a service club called Animal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Volunteers make a crucial contribution to the Richmond SPCA’s work, assisting our organization in every department. In our our animal care department, volunteers help ensure each dog and cat not only has clean, warm bedding, but also lots of love and affection while awaiting adoption in our humane center. One... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The work we do caring for homeless animals and placing them in lasting and loving homes provides us with some insights into human nature that can be shockingly disparate. We see wonderful people who dedicate their time and/or their financial resources to give so generously to animals in our care.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Before Larry became ours, we’re convinced someone loved him. That someone took the time to teach him to “shake” and “sit.” Sadly, in the days before Larry became ours, we’re convinced a different someone abused him. That someone left him on a chain, neglected, sad and hurting in a backyard.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled to announce that 36 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 Apr 8, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are delighted to announce that 62 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 30, 2015 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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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 Mar 27, 2015 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 Mar 26, 2015 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