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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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June 17, 2009

Contact: Tabitha Hanes | office: 804-521-1319 | mobile: 804-615-0089


Richmond SPCA Humane Education Day marked with free fun for local children

Richmond-area children can spend their first Friday of summer vacation with a morning of animal-themed fun at the Robins-Starr Humane Center. June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Richmond SPCA’s humane education department will offer a craft project, scavenger hunt, story time and a behind-the-scenes tour for all ages. All activities are free of charge.

June 19 was named Richmond SPCA Humane Education Day in 2007 by proclamation of then-Mayor L. Douglas Wilder in recognition of Robin Starr’s tenth anniversary as chief executive officer of the Richmond SPCA. The proclamation recognizes the importance of education in making Richmond one of the safest communities in the country for orphaned dogs and cats.

In addition to kids’ activities scheduled for Friday, parents have the opportunity to gather information about the variety of humane education programs offered at the Richmond SPCA during summer vacation and throughout the school year. Enrollment for Critter Camp -- the humane organization’s signature summer program -- will be available with a $20 discount for those who complete registration on site. Week long camp sessions begin June 22 and continue through August.

Humane Education at the Richmond SPCA includes programs for both kids and adults that help to instill compassion, kindness and empathy for both humans and animals, develop character, and promote a sense of responsibility. For more information about children’s activities, please call 804-521-1327 or visit www.richmondspca.org/waggles.

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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.