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RichmondSPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Every Life is Precious. TM
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Audrey The Richmond SPCA had an awesome adoption week with 77 pets finding homes! We are happy to announce that Audrey found her perfect match this past week as well. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Lenora The Richmond SPCA had a stellar adoption week with 35 cats and 22 dogs finding homes! Our most notable adoption was that of long-term resident Lenora. Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers, Lenora found a loving and lasting home. To read more about Lenora's story, visit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Lenora happily smiles as she gives Jackie, her trainer and top advocate, her paw. The day so many of us have long awaited and hoped for finally arrived for Lenora! Yesterday she was officially adopted by a wonderful human who spent lots of time getting to know her and a... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had a wonderfully busy week leading up to Memorial Day, as we helped 48 pets find their new homes! Our fantastic adoption counselors did a great job of matching these cats and dogs to loving families.You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Bringing home a newborn baby is so exciting in so many different ways, but do you ever wonder, “How is my dog or cat going to handle this big change?” Jessica Powell is the instructor for our upcoming Bringing Home Baby workshop. She served as an interpreter to share one... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are pleased to announce that 34 cats and 26 dogs met their match last week! We are reducing adoption fees by 25 percent through Friday, May 25, so please stop by and add another furry member to the family! You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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On March 23, 2018, we reached an amazing milestone. Since the Richmond SPCA became no-kill in 2002, we have been tracking the numbers of lives saved and a beautiful Great Dane named Luna was our 50,000th adoption. Luna and her family celebrate the big milestone with Richmond SPCA staff and... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had a great start to May with 23 cats and 29 dogs meeting their match! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media posts on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Cats who... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Most of us would cringe at the thought of not brushing our teeth for a decade or more, but this is a reality for many of our pets. As animals of the two-legged variety, we are advised to schedule our own dental cleanings every six months. So why do so... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Now through Labor Day, the Science Museum of Virginia is hosting the touring exhibition BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT. The exhibition lets guests see what lies beneath the surface of animals – large and small – using the amazing science of Plastination invented by BODY WORLDS creator and anatomist, Dr.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Thanks to our incredible adoption counselors, we were able to match 34 pets with their forever homes last week. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media posts on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Imogen Editor's note: Imogen is an alumna who holds the hearts of many of our staff. Though inherently sweet and kind, a traumatic experience made her fearful of strangers, which in turn made it difficult for her to acclimate to new places and people. On today's blog, Coordinator of Volunteers... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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In this January 23 photo from the Nottoway Allies for Paws Facebook page, Harris is adorned for Valentine's Day. Harris was winning hearts here even before he arrived at our humane center. Volunteers with the group Nottoway Allies for Paws shared his story on their Facebook page in late January.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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April showers bring May adoptions! We had an awesome adoption week with 26 cats and 32 dogs meeting their match! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media posts on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The vast majority of the pets in our care come to us from Virginia shelters where their lives are at risk before we take them. Some come to us from local pet guardians who are not able to keep their pets even with the use of our considerable pet retention... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Imogen We had a wonderful adoption week with 23 cats and 39 dogs meeting their match! We are happy to announce that Imogen, a long-term resident, found a home this weekend! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Today is the last day of a week in which we have celebrated and recognized the essential work and the enormous contributions of our volunteers. But, in truth, those of us on the staff of the Richmond SPCA feel immense gratitude to our volunteers every single day of the year.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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This adoption week has "gone to the dogs," so to speak! Dog adoptions well surpassed our cat adoptions with 36 dogs going home to loving families. Though 13 cats found their purr-fect match this past week, help our homeless cats find their guardians during our "30 for 30" adoption promotion.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Kitten season is here and we are surrounding our precious young kittens with all the love and attention they need. To prepare for their arrival and to support our foster providers, we're hosting a "Kit Tea" kitten shower on April 21, so our community can shower these kitties with gifts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had a wonderful adoption week with 25 cats and 21 dogs meeting their match! Looking for a feline friend? April is the perfect time to adopt a cat! With our "30 for 30" adoption special we are offering 30 percent off all cat adoption fees for the 30 days... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had an egg-citing Easter week in our adoption center, and we are "hoppy" to share that 56 pets were adopted last week! Thank you to our wonderful adoption counselors for working hard to match these cats and dogs with their new families. To celebrate spring, we are also running... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Our staff celebrated our 50,000th adoption with Luna! The great success of our 16th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run, presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, is a true testament to our supporters dedication and passion to save more lives. We are pleased to share that we well surpassed our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Our Board Bonanza fee-waived adoption event was such a success that we only had a few pets available for adoption this past week! However, that doesn't mean our work is done. Our Admissions team has worked tirelessly to conduct lifesaving transfers and our humane center is now filled again with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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This has been an adoption week for the record books! Due to the generosity of our Board of Directors, our "Board Bonanza" fee-waived adoption event saw 122 animals adopted to amazing homes. We are incredibly grateful to our generous Board of Directors who paid the adoption fees, to the adopters... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It’s been a fantastic week in our adoption center, and we are happy to share that 70 pets were adopted last week! Thank you to our wonderful adoption counselors for working hard to match these cats and dogs with their new families. You can help spread the word about our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog