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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

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

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MEDIA ALERT
April 23, 2009

Contact: Tabitha Hanes | (804) 521-1319 | thanes@richmondspca.org

Embargo until May 1, 2009, 11 a.m.


Lifesaving Announcement – Richmond SPCA and Richmond Animal Care & Control share award from Maddie’s Fund

When: Friday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond
Second Floor Auditorium

What: Please join us for the announcement of a nationally-significant award recognizing the achievements of the Richmond community in saving the life of every healthy, homeless animal in the City of Richmond since Jan. 1, 2006. The Richmond SPCA and Richmond Animal Care & Control will share a substantial grant from Maddie’s Fund, the Pet Rescue Foundation, based in California. The Lifesaving Award is a prestigious honor, and Richmond is only the fourth city in the nation to receive the award.

Who: Schedule of speakers

Robin Robertson Starr, chief executive officer, Richmond SPCA
Richard Avanzino, president, Maddie’s Fund
Mayor Dwight C. Jones, city of Richmond
Jody Jones, shelter manager, Richmond Animal Care & Control

Why: Maddie’s Fund designed the Lifesaving Award to acknowledge the contributions of community coalitions such as the partnership between Richmond Animal Care & Control and the Richmond SPCA, which result in saving the lives of all healthy, homeless pets in the community and that are likely to sustain an adoption guarantee in the future. This recognition is for lifesaving work in the years of 2006 and 2007.

How: Statistics for the two shelters making up the coalition were submitted to Maddie’s Fund by the Richmond SPCA. Both organizations collect data for the animals in their care based on the Asilomar Accords, which provide for consistent reporting across agencies.

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The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a no-kill humane organization dedicated to the guiding principle that every life is precious. As a national leader in humane care and education, the Richmond SPCA is aggressively tackling the problem of pet overpopulation through programs of adoption, rehabilitation, spay/neuter, pet-retention, trap-neuter-return, and humane education. For more information, visit www.richmondspca.org.