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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

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

Adoption Hours
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.
 
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
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.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 16, 2007


RICHMOND SPCA UNDERTAKES KENNEL REPAIRS, RELOCATES DOGS

Richmond, VA (January 16, 2007) — Dogs awaiting adoption at the Richmond SPCA’s Robins-Starr Humane Center have been acknowledged nationally by such publications as USA Today for living in enviably cozy quarters. From Jan. 9 - 19, many of them are vacationing in volunteer foster homes while others are generously housed at Holiday Barn Pet Resort.

This exodus from the Richmond SPCA’s dog kennels is not just about rest and relaxation for the pooches. The kennels are empty to undergo repairs to damage sustained during a 2003 earthquake.

Resulting cracks in the kennel walls have been apparent for some time, and interim fixes were attempted. The need for major work was determined last spring. January was chosen as the month to implement the repairs, which require that the kennels remain empty, since this is when the homeless dog population is at its lowest.

Some dogs remain in the living rooms and other areas of the shelter. The cat areas are unaffected. Dogs and cats will continue to be available for adoption throughout the process.

Repairs began Jan. 9 with power washing. The process will continue with sandblasting and finish with epoxy painting. The work is scheduled to be completed by Jan. 19. None of the process is toxic to people or pets remaining in the building.

The adoption center, Smoky’s Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Lora Robins Gift Shop remain open to the public. Adopters interested in visiting with dogs who have been temporarily relocated can schedule an appointment by calling 521-1307.

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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.