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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 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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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We had a fantastic end to 2017 with 39 cats and 29 dogs meeting their match! Come and visit our Robins-Starr Humane Center during this cold spell and meet your next fur family member. You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by "liking" and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Like any parent, the staff of the Richmond SPCA would prefer not to say that they have favorites; but if you really pry, you will find out that Ronald holds the favored spot in many hearts here. Ronald, a 4-year-old tabby, has been in the care of the Richmond SPCA... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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A recent news story in the Washington Post encapsulated the frustrating struggle that we who advocate for animals and their well-being so often experience. The article detailed the conviction of Joan Huber, a “luminary on the dog show circuit,” (that is a bit like being the tallest building in Galax)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Odette We had a great holiday adoption week with 58 cats and 40 dogs meeting their match! We are happy to announce that Odette, a long-term senior resident, found a home for the holidays! Through December 31, we are continuing to reduce adult cat (cats over the age of 6... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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The Richmond SPCA had a great adoption week with 60 cats and 28 dogs finding homes! 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 Dec 19, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” - Albert Schweitzer Local composer and recording artist, William Johnson, has experienced the truth of Schweitzer’s words. His adopted felines Titan Kitty, Sereno Whiskerdo, Artemis, Zeus and Nishka Blue have all had a tremendous impact on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Oliver The Richmond SPCA had a stellar adoption week with 55 cats and 24 dogs finding homes! One of our notable adoptions included sweet Oliver. We are thankful he found a warm home for the holidays! You can help spread the word about our available pets and lifesaving work by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Meet the Real Housecats of RVA at our adoption center today! It was a wonderful adoption week with 50 cats and 32 dogs finding homes! Through the month of December, we are running the "Real Housecats of RVA" adoption promotion. Through this promotion, we are reducing all adult cat adoption... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Beatrix We had a great Thanksgiving adoption week with 44 cats and 28 dogs meeting their match! We are happy to announce that Beatrix, a long-term senior resident, found a home for the holidays! Through November 30, we are reducing adoption fees by 20 percent, so please stop by and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Barclay We had a great adoption week with 39 cats and 35 dogs meeting their match! Barclay, a long-term senior resident and adoption ambassador, went to a wonderful home! We are reducing adoption fees by 20 percent for the month of November, so please stop by and add another furry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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We are pleased to announce that 59 cats and 29 dogs met their match last week! We are reducing adoption fees by 20 percent for the month of November, so please stop by and add another furry member to the family! You can help spread the word about our available... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Richmond SPCA Blog