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Richmond SPCA

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2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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I am delighted to let you know that the Richmond SPCA is going to be featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show this Monday, April 28!

On April 4, The Oprah Winfrey Show exposed the terrible abuses suffered by dogs in puppy mills. The emotional and thought-provoking hour was dedicated to the memory of Oprah's beloved dog Sophie, who passed away March 10 at the age of 13, and featured an undercover investigation by correspondent Lisa Ling into the hidden world of puppy mills.

Because of our own experiences caring for dogs rescued from Virginia puppy mill operations, and what we know to be true about the large scale trafficking of companion animals for profit in our own state, we were gratified that Oprah chose to spotlight this heartbreaking issue. The viewer response was so overwhelming that a follow-up to the puppy mill show will be aired this Monday and the Richmond SPCA will be featured in a segment on animal shelters that saw increased interest from the public following the April 4 show.

We encourage our supporters to tune in to The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, April 28. The show airs in the Richmond area on WRIC Channel 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. If you don't live in the Richmond area please check your local listings.

Because of the efforts of Oprah Winfrey and so many others, we are hopeful that the fight against puppy mills will continue and that laws and oversight regarding companion animal breeding will be strengthened. You can help by choosing to adopt a pet from a shelter and encouraging your friends and family to do so as well. Not only will you save a life and find a wonderful companion, you will also ensure that your money does not support a puppy mill.

Thank you for your love of the animals.

Robin Robertson Starr
Chief Executive Officer
Richmond SPCA


P.S. Special thanks to Barber Martin Advertising and Park Group for their help in putting together our video to send to Harpo Productions.