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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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TWENTIETH ANNUAL
FUR BALL
PRESENTED BY DOMINION ENERGY
 Richmond's Signature Event for Pets and People
 
Honorary Chairs
Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia
Pamela Northam, First Lady of Virginia

Our 20th Annual Fur Ball, presented by Dominion Energy was a wonderful success for the homeless animals who rely on our Cinderella Fund to provide lifesaving veterinary treatment and rehabiliation. We are so grateful to our sponsors, guests and donors who helped to make the record breaking evening such a success. We cannot ever thank you enough for your wonderful genersity. Please check out some of the great images captures throughout the evening.

Photos and Video from the 20th Annual Fur Ball
Photos courtesy of Rich Terrell
Photos courtesy of Jake Saxman Photography
Photos courtesy of Matt Walker
Photos courtesy of Brittany Rose Photography
Video courtesy of SIR

About the Fur Ball 

The Annual Richmond SPCA Fur Ball, presented by Dominion Energy, is Richmond's only black-tie event for people and their pets. The event has been voted Best Annual Benefit Gala by the readers of Style Weekly for seven years in a row and in 2017 won a "Hall of Fame" award after multiple consecutive years of winning and was voted by the readers of the Richmond Times-Dispatch as The Best Charity Event in 2017.  Fur Ball was also chosen by the readers of Virginia Living Magazine as the Most Creative Charitable Event in Central Virginia in 2013, as one of the top three charity events in Central Virginia in 2014 and 2015 and the Best Annual Charity Event in Central Virginia in 2016 and 2017. The fun, spirited event is our largest fundraiser to support the Cinderella Fund, which pays for the cost of care and rehabilitation for sick, injured and neonatal homeless animals who come into our care each year. 

Each November, the Fur Ball takes place at The Jefferson Hotel and includes a cocktail reception by The London Company, a seated dinner sponsored by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, a live auction sponsored by BB&T, a silent auction sponsored by ColonialWebb, a parade of pets down the Grand Staircase sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, a raffle sponsored by Virginia Asset Management and a special jewelry prize. Guests with pets along for the fun are invited to use our volunteer Pet Escort program sponsored by Altria.

Last year, the Richmond SPCA cared for 3,500 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in need of serious medical attention with Cinderella Fund resources, and delivered preventative medications and general medical care to about a total of 4,300 homeless pets awaiting adoption at the center.

For more information about sponsorship and donation opportunities for our 2018 event and about the event in general, please contact Laurie Mavica, Manager of Events, at 804-521-1318 or lmavica@richmondspca.org.
Lucy photo

How you can help support 

If interested in making a cash donation to help support this year's Cinderella Fund, please click here. Every dollar makes a difference to help save a life.

We are always looking for items or services to be donated towards our silent and live auctions. If interested in donating, please use this form.

If you are interested in volunteering at our event as a pet escort, please contact Michelle Russell, Coordinator of Volunteers and Programs, at mrussell@richmondspca.org or 804-521-1329.

 
Our deepest gratitude to our 2018 Fur Ball sponsors:
 
Title Sponsor
Dominion Energy
 
Parade of Pets
The Humane Society of the United States
 
Cocktail Sponsor
The London Company
 
Live Auction
BB&T
 
Dinner Sponsor
Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
  Silent Auction Sponsor
ColonialWebb
  Raffle Sponsor
Virginia Asset Management
 

Wine Sponsor

Mr. and Mrs. E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.
 
Registration Sponsor

The Richmond SPCA
Board of Directors
 
Pet Escort Sponsor

Altria Group
 

"Top Dog" Sponsors

Bruce Howard Contracting
The Jefferson Hotel
Keiter
Richmond BMW
    
"Cat's Meow" Sponsors

Commonwealth Properties
IDEXX
James River Air Conditioning
Million Air
The Steele Group
Zoetis

Corporate Table Sponsors

Dominion Energy
Stony Point Wealth Management
TowneBank
 
Individual Table Sponsors
Nina Butler
Marla Dula
Nina and Jack Enoch
Nancy Everett and Rob Blandford
Kristen Fournier
Elle and Ralph Layman
Lauri Kalanges
Allen and Wanda King
Gerald and Carla Neidigh
Sabine Neumann and Mitch Haddon
Douglass Woolfolk
 
"Faithful Friend" Sponsors
Davenport & Company
Capital Payroll Partners
GoGranny Senior Services
Merial
NewMarket Corporation
Saunders & Benson
Spider Management
The Steele Group
Total Printing
Wegmans
Wells Fargo Private Bank


 
 
Special thanks to the 2018 Fur Ball Committee
Mitch Haddon, Event Committee Chair
Tina Bachas
Angi Baber
Karen Batalo
Bartholomew Broadbent
Cecilia Brooks
Andrea Casey
Nita Enoch
Anne Goddard
Debbie Hinton
Lee Anne Holdren
Lauri Kalanges
Elizabeth King
Tamsen Kingry

  Elle Layman
Ron Leone
Lang LiebmanLaurie Mavica
Pat Manning
Gray Miller
Britney McPheron
Rob Pannell
Alison Pelletier
Frannie Phillips
Lisa Rivadeneira
Meredith Scott
Robin Robertson Starr
Tabitha Treloar


Videos and photos from over the years...

2017 Fur Ball Video


Photos and Video from the 19th Annual Fur Ball

Photos courtesy of Bill Bangham
Photos courtesy of  Anne Goddard
Photos courtesy of RVA Photographers
Video courtesy of CarMax

Photos and Video from the 18th Annual Fur Ball
Photos courtesy of Rich Terrell
Photos courtesy of  RVA Photography
Photos courtesy of Abbey Howarth
Video courtesy of Louis Handler


Photos from the 17th Annual Fur Ball
Photos courtesy of Rich Terrell
Photos courtesy of Melissa Desjardin Photography
Photos courtesy of Robby Smolen
Photos courtesy of Abbey Howarth

Photos from the 16th Annual Fur Ball
Photos courtesy of Relish Photography by Lee, LLC
Photos courtesy of Rich Terrell
Photos courtesy of Pink Photography