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RichmondSPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Every Life is Precious. TM
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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 59 minutes ago 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 4 days ago 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
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Strudel The Richmond SPCA had a stellar adoption week with 33 cats and 30 dogs finding homes! Two of our notable adoptions included long-term residents, Strudel and Boston! We are very thankful they found loving, lasting homes. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Our adoption center experienced a lifesaving week with 36 cats and 40 dogs finding loving, lasting homes. We still have many available dogs and cats who are looking for their perfect match! You can help spread the word about our available pets... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Bugsy Segal Many of our pets go on to live lives of being couch potatoes or running buddies, but in the case of Richmond SPCA alumnus Bugsy Segal, he had plans of being a bonafide working dog. As a high-energy dog with a mind of his own, Bugsy was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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In July 2016 when Emily Boyle and her fiancé went to the Richmond SPCA to look for a kitten, they fell in love with two 19-month-old siblings. “We kept going back to them because they were so cute,” said Boyle. “But a sign said they were FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The Richmond SPCA had a great adoption week with 35 cats and 37 dogs finding homes! Remember to stop by our Robins-Starr Humane Center this Valentine's Day to smooch a pooch at our Dog Kissing Booth! While you get a photo taken with your pup or one of our own,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Murphy Does Murphy know a little something about Murphy's Law? After two years in our care, he has sure seen his fair share of medical procedures (four surgeries!); but through his long and arduous medical journey, Murphy has remained in high spirits and is now available for adoption! This special... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Two important pieces of legislation are progressing through the Virginia Senate and need your support. Please urge your senator to vote YES on SB 872 (tethering in extreme weather) and SB 28 (medical research on dogs and cats). SB 872 was engrossed by the Senate on second reading today, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Steve We had a wonderful adoption week with 38 cats and 24 dogs meeting their match! We are happy to announce that Steve, 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 Feb 5, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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26 cats and 44 dogs found warm homes for the winter this past week! We still have many available dogs and cats who are looking for their perfect match! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and sharing our social media posts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor’s note: Delegate John Bell has introduced HB 646 in the Virginia House of Delegates. This bill would prohibit tethering or chaining a dog during the most extreme conditions including temperatures below freezing or above 85 degrees and during heat advisories and severe weather alerts. Today’s guest blog is from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Willy We had a wonderful adoption week with 34 cats and 42 dogs meeting their match! We are happy to announce that Willy, 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 Jan 22, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor’s note: Assistant Manager of Adoptions Tommy DeSanto recently shared an incredibly moving message via his personal Facebook account in which he detailed many of the animals he has come to know and love in his years working at the Richmond SPCA. With Tommy’s permission, we are re-sharing his words... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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36 cats and 34 dogs went to loving, lasting homes this past 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 Instagram. Cats who were adopted last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Riley We had an amazing start to 2018 with 33 cats and 22 dogs meeting their match! We are happy to announce that Riley, a long-term resident, found a home in the new year! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Like the rest of the country, Virginia has seen single-digit temperatures recently, a level of cold for which many of us, and our pets, were not prepared. Local TV and radio stations have requested interviews, and we are grateful for the opportunity to remind viewers and listeners of the dangers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog