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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

All Departments Closed
Easter Sunday, April 20 

 Adoption Hours
Mon. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
Mon. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Clinic for Compassionate Care
Closed Holidays
Mon., Thurs., Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues., Wed.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.
Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Thank you for taking the time to care for feral cats. Whether you are just starting out or are an experienced caretaker, the Richmond SPCA supports your efforts and is happy to be of service by providing free spay/neuter and other resources. 

Spay/Neuter Resources 

The Richmond SPCA offers free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies shots for feral cats brought to our Smoky's Spay/Neuter Clinic by their volunteer caretakers. We also provide rabies booster shots for feral cats at no charge to community volunteers.

  • Caregivers should call 804-521-1310 for detailed information about making an appointment (required for spay/neuter surgery).
  • We rent humane cat traps. Please let us know that you need a trap(s) when you make your appointment with our clinic. There is a $50 deposit to be paid at the time of rental, which is returned to you when the trap is returned in working order, within 3 months of the trap rental. Trap reservations are required as we have a limited supply available.
  • Appointments are not required for rabies vaccination boosters. They are done on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday from 10:00-3:00; however, calling 804-521-1330 is greatly appreciated. This service is available to feral cat caretakers who reside in our service area (City of Richmond and the counties of Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield and Goochland). To receive the 1 year rabies vaccine, cats must arrive in a humane trap and be previously spayed or neutered as indicated by a tipped left ear.    
  • Please note that the sterilized and vaccinated feral cats will need to be returned to their current habitat (where you trapped them) to live out their natural lifespan as they cannot be adopted into homes. Download Trapping Instructions here.

Training Resources 

The Richmond SPCA occasionally conducts information sessions for current or potential feral cat caretakers. We currently have no sessions scheduled.

  • If you would like some guidance on caring for a colony, humane trapping, or other caretaker topics, please call 804-521-1330. 

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