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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 thrilled that 74 pets were adopted last week! Thanks to our 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 social media posts on Facebook and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
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A few days ago, I wrote a post for this blog in response to a question I heard asked about why a foundation or other potential donor would choose to direct charitable support to an animal welfare organization when there are organizations helping people in need to which the funding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are beyond excited that 68 pets were adopted last week! Thanks to our 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 social media posts on Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Update: We are happy to report that Gertie was adopted and is surely receiving lots of love from her new guardian, Ember. We are so thrilled that Gertie found such a wonderful, loving home with a bit of extra help from our friend and dedicated animal lover, Amy Lacey. I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are beyond excited that 76 pets were adopted last week! Many of the pets adopted last week were united with wonderful homes during our #Adopt4July4 adoption promotion and we are so grateful to our friends at The HelpDesk Company for sponsoring the adoption fees for so many wonderful, deserving... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Many of us are planning to have a festive Fourth of July with family and friends, a cookout and of course, fireworks. If you're making plans to catch a local fireworks display, remember that this holiday can be especially stressful for pets because fireworks can seem very scary. Unlike people,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are beyond excited that 72 pets were adopted last week! Thanks to our 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 social media posts on Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The year 1978 was a good year. I graduated from high school knowing that all I wanted to do was to become a veterinarian and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) was founded. The ABVP advances the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are beyond excited that 59 pets were adopted last week! Thanks to our 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 social media posts on Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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On June 17, we had a wonderful Cat Symposium here at the Richmond SPCA. It was made possible by the Humane Society of the United States, which put together the entire event and all the speakers, and the generous support of PetSmart Charities. We had a great group of experienced,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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This Sunday we're celebrating a little dog and a big milestone. Dill is turning 21 (don't even ask us to calculate that in doggy years), and the folks at Hardywood are helping us throw him a pet-friendly party! Sunday, June 22, noon to 4 p.m. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery 2408... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are so thrilled that we had 55 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are beyond excited that we had 40 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Across Virginia and nationwide, there are many bright spots for cats in need. Creative adoption programs are expanding, euthanasia rates are coming down in many areas, and accessible low-cost spay/neuter options are well-established. However, in many communities, shelter and rescue intake numbers for cats are staying constant. Have we gone... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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This past weekend the Richmond SPCA had the opportunity to participate in Maddie's Pet Adoption Days, the nation's largest no-fee pet adoption event, with eight other adoption agencies in our community and it was a wonderful success! During the event this past weekend, the hardworking team at the Richmond SPCA... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor's note: the following letter from our Chief Executive Officer Robin Robertson Starr accompanied the May edition of our Pet Post Newsletter. You can download a pdf of that newsletter. Occasionally, someone asks me whether I actually know the individual dogs and cats in the care of the Richmond SPCA.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled that we had 33 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled that we had 51 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled that we had 52 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled that we had 54 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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If you follow the Richmond SPCA on Facebook, you may recognize the photo to the right from early April. One of our two commercial washers had stopped working, and we reached out on social media for help doing laundry. We asked for anyone willing to wash and dry pet bedding... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled that we had 44 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor's note: The Richmond SPCA's "Pet Post" newsletter is mailed to supporters' homes quarterly. Each issue features two pets on the cover whose lives have been saved thanks to our donors' generous support. Our communications intern, Shane Clements, has been hard at work this semester to gather updates on each... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are thrilled that we had 41 adoptions last week and are so happy for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving families. You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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With 48 adoptions last week was a great success for all the dogs and cats who found new homes! Thanks to our 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"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Richmond SPCA Blog