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Richmond, VA 23220
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


January 16, 2009
Contact: Tabitha Frizzell Hanes, Community Relations Manager, (804) 521-1319

Richmond SPCA CEO Robin Starr appointed chair of strategic planning committee for national organization

Richmond, Va. – The National Federation of Humane Societies (NFHS) appointed Richmond SPCA Chief Executive Officer Robin Robertson Starr chairman of its Strategic Planning Committee yesterday.

“I am excited about the challenge of planning the future direction and priorities of the organization that is the national voice for the animal welfare field,” Starr said.

The federation is a national trade association that was founded to represent the collective interests of humane organizations across the country and to 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, and Starr was elected to the NFHS Board of Directors by the federation’s membership in the same year. Starr led a strategic planning initiative at the Richmond SPCA soon after becoming CEO of the local non-profit in 1997. The NFHS 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.

 

 

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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 finds homes for about 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.