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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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CEO Archive

2011

May 2011: 120 years – A remarkable birthday for the Richmond SPCA

March 2011: Remembering John Birkitt and his dedication to the Dog Jog and 5K Run

February 2011: PolitiFact examines PETA claim

January 2011: "She would never desert you"

2010

November 2010: Holiday Announcement: Santa to deliver adopted pets to new homes on Christmas Eve! 

October 2010: Phoenix — A kitten's inspiring tale of survival

July 2010: In media frenzy over Chihuahua airlift, a lone beagle named Agatha inspires reflection

June 2010: Desperate needs of vulnerable kittens answered through foster care 

May 2010: Anne Grier Fund for Abused Animals alleviates the suffering of helpless, abused pets

April 2010: “Against logic, there is no armor like ignorance": City restructuring and Richmond Animal Care & Control  
March 2010: Lives that are saved in quiet, remarkable ways

February 2010: The distinguished history of the Richmond SPCA in the national humane movement

January 2010: Defining "no-kill" and goals for our community

2009

December 2009: Excellent Advice from Ben Stein: "Get a dog."

November 2009: Inspiring examples of compassion and dedication to animals

October 2009: The Shelter Pet Project has potential to save many thousands of animal lives

September 2009: Devastating experience transformed into an immensely reassuring one

August 2009: Community response to Black Dog's passing makes a powerful statement

July 2009: Accurate information on the spay/neuter services available to the Richmond community

June 2009: Serious acts of cruelty deserve seriousness in sentencing

May 2009: Beauregard's Program - caring for pets after an owner's passing

April 2009: Remembering a dear friend and animal lover: Bruce Brace

March 2009: Growing concern for feral cats

January 2009: How Ken Munzert's compassion for animals inspired Beauregard's Program

2008

December 2008: Prospects for homeless pets in hard economic times

November 2008: Developments in animal welfare: farm legislation, hound hunting study, financial turmoil

October 2008: Arguments against humane treatment deteriorate under scrutiny

September 2008: Messages that support, inspire and confirm our work

August 2008: It takes a community to end the killing of homeless animals

July 2008: Community responds with compassion in wake of brutality at Fox Richmond toward feral cats

June 2008: The return of Maizie the Lazy Bird

May 2008: Disturbing development in Virginia's prosecution of Michael Vick

April 2008: Team Johnny Birkitt exemplifies true love at Sixth Annual Dog Jog and 5K

March 2008: Unsettling disregard for animal issues

February 2008: The public deserves the facts

January 2008: Promise of protection for animals we love in 2008 General Assembly

2007

December 2007: A remarkable year for animal welfare

November 2007: Anti-chaining legislation a great step forward

October 2007: Remembering Vernon Jackson

September 2007: Vick case puts spotlight on depravity

August 2007: Vick dog fighting case brings animal welfare to "The Tipping Point"

June/July 2007: Open letter to the people who left behind a very pregnant tabby cat one year ago

May 2007: What our dogs can teach us: Joie de Vivre

April 2007: To deal with dangerous dogs, first address human behavior

March 2007: A miracle in our home gives lesson of determination

February 2007: Responding to dangerous dogs with courage, humanity

January 2007: Richmond SPCA announces important life-saving milestones

2006

December 2006: "He Would Never Desert You. Please Don't Desert Him." — Our newest ad campaign

November 2006: The Starrs' newest furry family member

October 2006: Taking animal welfare seriously

September 2006: Accomplishments and fiscal performance for 2005-2006

August 2006: How I became involved in animal welfare

July 2006: The media and animal welfare issues

May 2006: The importance of trap/neuter/return

April 2006: Treating other humane organizations with civility

March 2006: Valuing animal lives in our community

February 2006: Performance goals of the Richmond SPCA

January 2006: How you can help

2005

December 2005: Holiday Adoptions

November 2005: Cracking the adoption code

October 2005: Fiscal Year 2005 successes of the Richmond SPCA

September 2005: Providing financial support to animal victims of Hurricane Katrina

August 2005: Kitten season and its impact on admissions

July 2005: Falling in love with an animal companion

June 2005: The Asilomar Accords' impact on animal welfare

May 2005: Free cat sterilization

April 2005: Robin remembers a devoted friend and supporter

March 2005: Chesterfield County's continued use of the gas chamber for euthanasia

February 2005: Comments on our newly-launched spay/neuter ad campaign

January 2005: The importance of spay/neuter & the value of homeless animal life

2004

December 2004: Spending quality time with our pets

November 2004: A Reflection on all that we have to be thankful for

October 2004: Caring for older pets

September 2004: Leading the no-kill movement

August 2004: The Richmond SPCA as a national leader

July 2004: Pets received by the Richmond SPCA

June 2004: The merit of supporting animal welfare causes

April 2004: New spay/neuter initiative

March 2004: No-Kill Distinctions

February 2004: Government v. Private Humane Organizations

2003

December 2003: Web site launch