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Richmond SPCA

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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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Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.

Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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March 20, 2007

Contact: Tabitha Frizzell Hanes, Community Relations Manager, (804) 521-1319


Richmond, Va. -- Richmond SPCA Chief Executive Officer Robin Robertson Starr was formally elected to the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS) yesterday.

“I am honored to be elected to the Board of the National Federation of Humane Societies and look forward to working with the other Board members from around the country to promote the best interests of companion animals and the shared values of the member humane organizations,” Starr said.

The federation is a national trade association that was founded to represent the collective interests of humane organizations across the country and develop and employ a unified voice of advocacy for animal welfare. Member organizations are animal shelters, animal care and control agencies, and regional and national animal welfare organizations in the United States. The vision of its Board of Directors is to share best practices and research, to promote an animal-friendly agenda to public policy bodies, and to foster support for the wellbeing of animals in corporate policies and practices.

The Richmond SPCA joined the federation in 2007. Starr, who became CEO of the Richmond SPCA in 1997, was elected to the NFHS Board of Directors by the federation’s membership. The board is made up of 15 individuals who represent member organizations and serve three-year terms. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is a fellow Board member.

The Richmond SPCA is a no-kill humane society dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. The non-profit organization finds homes for 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.