Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and the Christmas season is upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in the fast-paced holiday rush. We all do it and we all think to ourselves, "Is this holiday season really worth all the craziness and running around?" Or, should we really be focused on the more important things that give this season meaning?
Here at the Richmond SPCA our daily routines are full of running around and adjusting our plans at a moment’s notice. That’s rescue work and we all thrive on it in our own little ways. But, what makes us different from the normal rush of these holiday seasons is the fact that we DO celebrate the true spirit of the holiday season EVERY day here. Family, togetherness, love and compassion – it’s inherently our mission. And so, while everyone rushes around preparing for the season and getting everything checked off their lists, we work to provide a family and forever home for every homeless and orphaned pet in need here. Our animals remind us every day of the simple things: unconditional love and gratitude, and above all else, companionship in its most awesome and rare form.
So, this holiday season, when you find yourself rushing around trying to check everyone off your list, we hope you’ll stop and take a moment to enjoy the real reason for the season.
The Richmond SPCA would be honored to have your support this holiday season. The perfect gift idea you ask? Providing a Forever Home by adopting one of our pets in need and, even further, contributing to our Annual Fund in lieu of that unneeded present. You can make a gift in honor of someone special and we’ll do all the work and send along a card letting them know that they have been honored! Both the giver and receiver will be filled with a sense of warmth and generosity and the pets in our care will continue to be provided and cared for at their home-away-from-their-forever-home, the Richmond SPCA. Go here to make a gift online.