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Richmond SPCA

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2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

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For Immediate Release
May 26, 2009
Contact: Tabitha Hanes 804-521-1312 (w) or 804-516-3765 (c)

Seniors for Seniors offers cat adoption incentive at the Richmond SPCA

Richmond, Va. – While there is never an inopportune time to take home a cat from the Richmond SPCA, the month of June may be the very best time, especially for senior citizens seeking additional love and furry companionship.

June is nationally recognized as Adopt-A-Cat month. In celebration of feline companionship, the Richmond SPCA is offering additional incentives through its Seniors for Seniors program. Throughout the month of June, any senior citizen – age 65 or older – who adopts a senior cat – age 5 or older – will receive a reduced adoption fee along with a special “welcome home” kit for their new kitty.

The regular senior cat adoption fee of $90 will be reduced to $50 for senior adopters. Included in the welcome home kits are a litter box, cat toy and cat scratcher.

“Senior cats are wonderful companions who are often overlooked in favor of kittens or adolescents,” said Robin Robertson Starr, chief executive officer of the Richmond SPCA. “Mature cats are ideal because their personalities are known, so what you see is what you get! Knowing the immense health benefits of companion animals, we want to make it easier for seniors to take home the unconditional love and companionship of a mature cat.”

All pets available for adoption at the Robins-Starr Humane Center have been spayed or neutered prior to adoption, delivered routine veterinary care, vaccinated for distemper and rabies, and treated for common parasites. They also receive an ID tag, a physical exam, and cats are tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV. Additionally, free support is available from the Richmond SPCA’s trained behavior and adoptions staff.


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.