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RichmondSPCA
Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220
Every Life is Precious. TM
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It was an awesome week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 65 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 4 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 72 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 4 days ago at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a superb week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 45 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 Apr 14, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor's note: This is our second blog this week about breed labels. If you missed the first, find it here. The majority of the pets in the care of the Richmond SPCA are ones we have transferred to our humane center from city- or county-operated shelters and a much smaller... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was an absolutely spectacular week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 63 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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At the Richmond SPCA, we focus on helping adopters make informed decisions, and that involves sharing all that we know about a homeless pet in our care. How did he arrive here? What conditions did our veterinarian diagnose and treat after her arrival? If he had a previous home, what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Every day we're reminded of the wonderful things that social media can do for the animal welfare movement. Sharing photos can help reunite lost cats and dogs with their families, can facilitate the transport of orphaned puppies with little prospect of adoption to the safe haven of a no-kill shelter,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 32 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 Mar 30, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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Editor's note: Last week syndicated pet advice columnist Dr. Michael W. Fox published a letter from a writer, R.A. in Anne Arundel County, that was highly critical of no-kill principles and shelter operations. Dr. Fox's response contained further disparaging statements about no-kill shelters. Our Chief Executive Officer Robin Robertson Starr... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a super week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 42 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 Mar 24, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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With only eight days remaining to take advantage of early bird registration fees for the area’s most beloved family- and pet-friendly event – our 14th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts – the time has come for you to sign up if you haven’t... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 37 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 Mar 16, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 60 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 Mar 9, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a grand week in our adoption center and we are thrilled to share that 54 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 Mar 3, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 66 pets were adopted last week! We are so thankful to our incredible 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 Feb 24, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
If you have been following the General Assembly this year with the interest of animals in mind, you may recall that we have devoted a lot of time to explaining our opposition to HB 340. The bill originally introduced was a very bad piece of legislation that would have undone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was such a fantastic week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 78 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Yesterday afternoon the Virginia House of Delegates voted to pass HB 340. We have worked hard to counter misinformation about this bill, and animal advocates from around the state responded by contacting their representatives to the General Assembly and urging them to vote no. Although we were not successful in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a wonderful week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 54 pets were adopted last week! We are so thankful to our stellar adoption counselors for their help uniting these pets with new, loving, and lasting families. You can help spread the word about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Today we are sharing a guest post from the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, the Commonwealth's leading statewide membership organization for animal shelters. Last week, Delegate Bobby Orrock, the patron of HB 340, published a short description of HB 340. Many of our supporters who have contacted their delegates to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
HB 340 is headed to the floor of the House of Delegates and could be voted on as early as Monday. UPDATE: The bill was passed by for the day on Friday, meaning that the second reading and debate is likely to take place Monday, Feb. 8, and delaying the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a fantastic week in our adoption center and we are excited to share that 69 pets were adopted last week! We are so thankful to our wonderful adoption counselors for their fabulous help uniting these pets with new, loving, and lasting families. You can help spread the word... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Over several weeks, we have attempted compromise with proponents of HB 340 and its patron. Although the amended version of HB 340 that was reported out of the House Agriculture Subcommittee this evening bears no resemblance to the bill that was originally introduced and that we wrote about on Jan.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a such a grand week in our adoption center and are happy to share that 24 pets were adopted last week! We are so thankful to our amazing adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving, and lasting families. You can help spread the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog
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It was a such a great week in our adoption center and are thrilled to share that 65 pets were adopted last week! We are so thankful to our fabulous adoption counselors for their wonderful help uniting these pets with new, loving, and lasting families. You can help spread the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Richmond SPCA Blog