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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 26, 2007
Contact: Tabitha Hanes, Community Relations Manager / w: 521-1319, m: 615-0089

COUNCILMAN DOUG CONNER AND THE RICHMOND SPCA TO HOST NEWS CONFERENCE ABOUT ANTI-CHAINING PAPER

Who:
 Doug Conner, Richmond City Council, 9th district
Robin Robertson Starr, Richmond SPCA chief executive officer
Jody Jones, Richmond Animal Care and Control, program manager
Sarah Babcock,Richmond SPCA chief of education and training
 
What: News conference
When: Monday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Auditorium (2nd Floor)
Why:  Motivated by Robin Starr’s February op-ed column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Councilman Doug Conner has introduced to the Richmond City Council an anti-chaining paper that, if adopted, will prohibit the tethering of dogs for more than one hour (cumulatively) over any 24-hour period. Behavior specialist Sarah Babcock will be present to talk about the impact chaining has on dogs’ physical and mental wellbeing. 


Please call (804) 521-1319 or e-mail thanes@richmondspca.org to respond with your attendance.

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The Richmond SPCA is a no-kill humane society dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. The non-profit organization saves the lives of more than 3,000 homeless animals each year. As a national leader in humane care and education, the Richmond SPCA is aggressively tackling the problem of pet overpopulation through education, adoption, rehabilitation and spay/neuter. For more information, please visit www.richmondspca.org.