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Robins-Starr
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2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-521-1300

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2007
Contact: Tabitha Hanes, Community Relations Manager / (w) 521-1319 or (m): 615-0089

Mayor L. Douglas Wilder proclaims June 19, 2007 as Richmond SPCA Humane Education Day

Richmond, Va (June 14, 2007) Various tributes were paid to Robin Robertson Starr’s 10 years of service as chief executive officer of the Richmond SPCA at a black-tie dinner and fundraising event on June 7. A surprise tribute came from City of Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, who took the podium after dinner to issue a proclamation honoring Starr and the work of the Richmond SPCA in saving homeless animal lives.

Starr will celebrate her tenth anniversary on June 19, which the mayor has proclaimed as Richmond SPCA Humane Education Day. Wilder said, “Robin Starr’s achievements have brought national attention to our City regarding the importance of benevolence toward animals, and our community is enriched as a result of her many contributions.”

Wilder commended the Richmond SPCA for dedicated efforts toward enhancing the welfare of abandoned and orphaned pets within the community and praised the Robins-Starr Humane Center as the finest shelter in the nation. As reasons for the proclamation, he cited Starr’s numerous achievements for animal welfare and the fact that no healthy, homeless animal died in the City of Richmond in 2006, making Richmond one of the four safest cities in the country for orphaned dogs and cats.

The evening event, held at the Robins-Starr Humane Center, was titled “When You Wish Upon a Starr” and served as a fundraiser for the newly created Snap’s Community Education Fund, named in memory of Starr’s beloved pet cat who inspired her to leave the practice of law in 1997 to begin a new career in animal welfare. The purpose of Snap’s Fund is to promote a fundamental understanding of progressive humane concepts throughout the community in order to save more homeless animal lives. The event was attended by 120 people and raised nearly $100,000 for Snap’s Fund at the Richmond SPCA.

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

Click here to join the "Ten for Ten Team" to support Snap's Community Education Fund.