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June 27, 2007
Contact: Tabitha Hanes, 521-1319

Noseck to retire after 36 years of service to orphaned pets at the Richmond SPCA

After 36 years at the Richmond SPCA, Brenda Noseck is retiring. Mrs. Noseck has been a familiar face greeting visitors at the front desk of the Robins-Starr Humane Center since the facility opened more than 4 years ago. Her last day working at the private humane society will be Friday, June 29.

In 1971, Mrs. Noseck’s love of animals led her to apply at the Richmond SPCA where she felt she could help make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats. She began her career working in the surrender department, taking in animals whose owners could or would no longer care for them. She performed that job for 20 years and has also been an assistant to the executive assistant, counseled adopters, cleaned kennels and worked at off-site adoption events. During the last 36 years, Mrs. Noseck has worked with three executive directors at the Richmond SPCA and has witnessed considerable organizational change in addition to the implementation of lifesaving programs and services communitywide.

“The most significant and important change I have seen is that under the direction of Robin Starr, the Richmond SPCA has become a no-kill shelter,” Mrs. Noseck said. “I am proud that we have a community that cares so deeply for our companion animals.”


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 sterilization.