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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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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.
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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.

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Mon. - Fri. by appointment.

Administrative Hours
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Charity Navigator: Four Star Charity


June 18, 2007
Contact: Tabitha Hanes, Community Relations Manager / (w) 521-1319 or (m): 615-0089

Richmond SPCA achieves highest rating from charity watchdog group

Richmond, Va. (June 18, 2007) Leading charity evaluator Charity Navigator has granted a Four Star rating to the Richmond SPCA. The Four Star rating is the highest honor a charity may earn from the watchdog group, indicating that the charity has been evaluated as exceeding industry standards and outperforming most charities in its cause.

The ratings are intended to provide givers with clear, objective and reliable assessments of the financial health of charities, helping potential donors to make informed decisions before contributing. Charity Navigator’s Web site currently lists evaluations of more than 5,000 charities, which are available to the public free of charge. The evaluations are based on current IRS data and show how efficiently a charity is using its financial support and to what extent the charity is growing its programs and services over time.

“Our donors have confidence in the work of the Richmond SPCA,” said Robin Robertson Starr, chief executive officer of the organization, “and we’re thrilled to have this endorsement from Charity Navigator to give additional assurance that we are accountable and efficient with the monies they entrust to us. As a private humane society, we rely on private contributions to do the life-saving work of caring for homeless pets.”

The Richmond SPCA is one of only six Richmond-area charities to have received a Four Star Charity Rating and one of only two animal welfare organizations in the entire state to earn this honor. Charity Navigator’s review of the Richmond SPCA’s fiscal health is available online at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/5485.htm.


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. For more information, please visit www.richmondspca.org.