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RichmondSPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Every Life is Precious. TM
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Ace We exceeded over 100 adoptions this past week! Long-term resident, Ace, was one of the 103 lucky pets to find a loving home. 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... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
Every spring and summer we meet compassionate individuals who want to help the community’s cat population, but who are understandably uncertain. This is the time of year when any female cats who aren’t yet sterilized will be giving birth, and it’s common to come upon a litter of kittens who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had a wonderful adoption week with 57 cats and 21 dogs meeting their match! Want to meet great adoptable pets and explore the Science Museum of Richmond's "Body Worlds: Animals Inside and Out" exhibit? The Richmond SPCA’s mobile adoption vehicle, Tail Wag’N, will be at the Science Museum of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We had a successful adoption week at our humane center with 84 pets going to loving and lasting homes. Through July, visit us and add two feline friends to your family for a single adoption fee! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The rainy weather this week did not keep our pets from finding wonderful homes! Sixty-nine pets found their perfect matches and we are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving and lasting families. You can help spread the word about our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are committed to using positive reinforcement to modify animal behavior. A recent outing that Deon Farmer, behavior and training associate, had with Ladybug showcases this method of training. Most people associate reward-based training with treats and food rewards, but Deon’s work with Ladybug demonstrates how tailoring the reward to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It's the dog days of summer and our adoption center enjoyed another amazing adoption week with 84 pets finding their perfect match. We are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving and lasting families. You can help spread the word about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Vixen The Richmond SPCA had an awesome adoption week with 81 pets finding homes! We are happy to announce that long-term resident, Vixen, 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The Fourth of July is an occasion for the whole family to celebrate; however, it is a time of year that can terrify our pets. The sight and sound of fireworks may be entertaining to us, but it can cause extreme anxiety for our beloved pets. To help keep your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 64 pets were adopted last week! We are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving and lasting families. You can help spread the word about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We sent 74 of our wonderful pets home with their perfect match this past week. Help our homeless cats find their guardians during our "Real Housecats of RVA" adoption promotion. For the month of June, we are offering 50 percent off all our adult cat adoption fees! You can help... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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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 Jun 18, 2018 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