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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

Adoption Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.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. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.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.

Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Monday, February 18.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.
Closed Monday, February 18.

Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Monday, February 18.
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Members of the Richmond SPCA's Animal Brigade spend time learning about the importance of humane animal care and how to share that knowledge with others, as well as helping out around the Robins-Starr Humane Center.

Who May Participate

Middle school students in grades 6 through 8 who have a strong commitment to helping animals make great Animal Brigade members! To apply, please see the information listed below under the Getting Started heading. Dues for the Animal Brigade service club are $70 per semester and are collected at the first meeting.


All Animal Brigade semesters have both educational and service components. Topics may cover animal welfare, sheltering, training, veterinary work, rescue, and advocacy. Activities will vary depending on the needs of the Richmond SPCA and the animals in its care, but generally include making cat toys, collecting wish list items for the animals, passing out treats, folding laundry, and meeting animals awaiting adoption.

Meeting Times

The Animal Brigade is held in two different semesters: spring and fall. Both semesters consist of 6 sessions, held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Spring 2019 semester dates are as follows: 
  • Saturday, February 16
  • Saturday, February 23
  • Saturday, March 2 *skip day*
  • Saturday, March 9
  • Saturday, March 16
  • Saturday, March 23 *adjusted time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.*
  • Saturday, March 30
Please note that Saturday, March 2 will be a skip day - we will not be hosting Animal Brigade that day. Please also note that, due to our 17th Annual Dog Jog & 5K Run, we will be operating on an adjusted schedule (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.) on Saturday, March 23. 

Getting Started

If you're interested in participating in Animal Brigade, please complete this application and email it to Michelle Russell at mrussell@richmondspca.org. Payment of Animal Brigade session dues of $70 can be made by cash or check at the first meeting of the semester. Checks can be made out to Richmond SPCA. Please do not send payment with your application. 

Questions? Please contact Michelle Russell, Coordinator of Volunteers & Programs, at mrussell@richmondspca.org or by phone at 804-521-1329. Thank you!