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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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"I am passionately dedicated to telling the stories of those who cannot speak for themselves, and forever grateful to those who work to protect them." 

Karen Gammon

An ardent supporter of the Richmond SPCA, Karen Gammon has raised tens of thousands of dollars for homeless animals through the donation of her art. In 2004, she was the recipient of the organization's highest honor, the Ellen Glasgow Award for Humane Service. Her association with the Richmond SPCA has defined her art as well as her personal beliefs about the relationships shared between humans and animals.

Karen completed her art foundation education at John Tyler Community College, earning a Fine Art Certificate in 1995. In 1998, while studying painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Karen decided to work on her art full time to meet the demand for her portraits. Karen is a member of the John Tyler Community College Advisory Committee for the Visual Arts and is a juror at the college's annual student art exhibit.

Karen works out of her studio in Chesterfield County, Virginia, where she lives with her husband Tommy and their beloved dog Brio. Click here to visit Karen's website. Karen may be reached by e-mail at kargamm@aol.com.


Muttcrackers are back! Karen's series of limited edition one-of-a-kind Muttcrackers made their debut at the Jefferson Hotel Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2008. A wonderful gift for any pet-lover, they can be purchased at the Richmond SPCA's Lora Robins Gift Shop


Dogs and Cats with Tales

Dog and Cats with Tales, a collection of Karen's art and stories, benefited the pets cared for by the Richmond SPCA. This labor of love was inspired by Karen's animal subjects, many of whom have overcome incredible odds just to survive.

"A moving tribute to the ability of our animal companions to overcome difficult times and give unconditional love, this book dovetails beautifully with the message of the Richmond SPCA." - Robin Robertson Starr, CEO, Richmond SPCA