pets' lives saved since becoming no-kill in
January 2002

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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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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Media Page

General media inquiries and requests for interviews with key personnel should be directed to
Anne Goddard, communications specialist  — office: 804-521-1319 | mobile: 804-615-0089
You may also contact the Richmond SPCA Communications Department by emailing contact@richmondspca.org.

Key Personnel

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  • Robin Starr, Chief Executive Officer
  • Tamsen Kingry, Chief Operating Officer
  • Sarah Babcock, Chief of Education and Training
  • Dr. Angela Ivey, Director of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tabitha Treloar, Director of Communications
  • Lisa Rivadeneira, Director of Development 
  • Carly Sgueo, Director of Shelter Operations
  • Steven Graeff, CPA, Director of Finance and Accounting

Media Style Guide

Our name is Richmond SPCA, which should be used on all references unless the publication you’re writing for requires Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on first reference. Although the AP Stylebook correctly notes that the ASPCA is limited to the five boroughs of New York City, it is inaccurate in referring to other humane societies with SPCA in their names as “autonomous chapters.” The Richmond SPCA is an independent, local non-profit and not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.

  • Our facility at 2519 Hermitage Road is called the Robins-Starr Humane Center, named for E. Claiborne Robins Jr and Robin Robertson Starr.
  • The abbreviation RSPCA is used exclusively by the Royal SPCA in the United Kingdom and is not used to refer to the Richmond SPCA.

Richmond SPCA Facts

The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a no-kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. The organization saves the lives of more than 3,700 homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 350 cats and dogs daily. The Richmond SPCA is not affiliated with any other private animal welfare organization or SPCA but has transfer relationships with several area city and county shelters, whereby it transfers animals from the municipal shelter to its own Robins-Starr Humane Center to be placed up for adoption. The Richmond SPCA operates the full-service Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital, a free behavior helpline and offers pet behavior classes, children’s educational services and numerous volunteer programs.

General Contact Information and Hours of Operation

Address and Web Site
Robins-Starr Humane Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 521-1300 (General)
(804) 643-SPCA (Behavior Helpline)
(804) 521-1330 (Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital)
(804) 521-1329 (Volunteer)

Adoption and Retail Hours
Monday from noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.