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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-521-1300

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.
Closed December 24-25.
 
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.
Closed December 24-25.

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.
Closed December 24-25.

Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed December 24-25.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.
Closed December 24-25.

Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed December 24-25.
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ANIMAL BRIGADE

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.

Activities

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.

Please see below for a list of our Fall 2018 Semester meeting dates: 
  • Saturday, September 15
  • Saturday, September 22
  • Saturday, October 6
  • Saturday, October 13
  • Saturday, October 20
  • Saturday, October 27
Note: Animal Brigade will not be meeting on Saturday, September 29. 

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!