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In today’s economic climate, many people are learning to live without some of the luxuries they’ve enjoyed in the past. Maybe you aren’t going to buy that dress you’ve been ogling, or not taking that vacation that you had hoped to this year. For most of these things, it’s not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
According to Merriam-Webster, the word “foster” means “affording, receiving, or sharing nurture or parental care.” At the Richmond SPCA, part of our lifesaving mission is to care and find homes for orphaned animals. Since our physical shelter space is finite, there is a limit to the number of homeless pets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Thanks so much Melissa for your comments and the great work you do helping our pets!
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Many of us grew up seeing the kennel club shows on TV, or looking at breed books at the bookstore, so it’s somewhat natural that when we think of dogs and cats, we might picture a particular breed first. But, while there are certain characteristics that are prevalent (but not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Thank you Linda and Karen for your kind words. And, Ron, I couldn't agree more!
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2010 on A purpose-filled life at Richmond SPCA Blog
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When I lost my beloved dog Brina, my primary reactions were shock, anger and grief. But with the passage of time, I’ve reflected much on her life and on all the joy she brought to mine. Brina entered my life as a way to help me heal after the loss... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2010 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Mona is an absolutely beautiful 4 ½-year-old brown tabby cat. She has Bengal-like markings and gorgeous sleepy green eyes. We don't know much about Mona's life before she entered the Richmond SPCA, but we do know a lot now about her personality since she is one of our longest-term residents... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
All this month we have been running a series of heartwarming adoption stories on our website titled “A Home for the Holidays.” Just as we wish for our two-legged friends to be surrounded by their families this holiday season, we wish the same for the four-legged friends in our care.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Many people want to help causes near and dear to their hearts but often feel that they don't have the resources to spare. There are numerous ways that you can assist organizations like the Richmond SPCA, and some of them may surprise you! Adopting a pet is a rewarding and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Last spring we launched an expanded foster care program with a goal to place at least 750 of our homeless pets with foster care providers during the current calendar year. We will work aggressively to grow this number with each passing year so as to save as many animal lives... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Did you know that having a pet can actually improve your quality of life? Studies suggest that contact with animals can lower blood pressure. Research also indicates a link between pet ownership and an increased survival rate for cardiac patients. Other potential health benefits can include decreased stress, reduced bone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
How many times have you walked into a business only to be ignored or to be treated as a nuisance to the staff working there? If that has been your experience, I would bet that you didn’t return. At the Richmond SPCA, repeat business and positive word of mouth is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
Open adoption is a concept that is thankfully becoming more and more prevalent in shelters across the country. The Richmond SPCA adopted this model 2 years ago, and it has been a great success. Open adoption is about looking for ways to make an adoption happen rather than looking for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog
It is a sad fact that many homeless animals are killed in shelters throughout the country to make space each year. As a result, it is estimated that 3 million healthy and treatable dogs and cats will die in shelters this year. Of the 55% of the US population who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2009 at Richmond SPCA Blog