Last week began a new year at the Richmond SPCA – a new fiscal year which runs Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013. This new year is off to a tremendous start with 65 adoptions! While we were three short of our goal of 68 adoptions, for each of the 19 dogs and 46 cats who are now in loving homes, we count it a great success. Our goal for the week ahead is to match 80 pets with adoptive homes.
Just as one might ring in the calendar year with celebrations, we start our fiscal year with a ball. The 14th Annual Fur Ball was Friday, Oct. 5, and we'll bring you more about the success of that event on our blog later this week. During the Fur Ball, we presented a video that showcases the Richmond SPCA's accomplishments for the dogs and cats who rely on us. These numbers tell our story, and each of you who have supported our work by adopting, making a donation, fostering a pet, volunteering your time, and more are all a part of that lifesaving story. We hope you will watch the video, which is available on YouTube, and share it.
During the month of October, we have two ongoing adoption specials. Each Wednesday this month is Waggin' Wednesday, and all dog adoptions are discounted 15 percent. On Feline Fridays all cat adoptions will be 15 percent off the regular $99 adoption fee. All pets adopted from the Richmond SPCA are already spayed or neutered, up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipped. Learn more about our adoption process on our website.
Off-site adoption events
This Saturday, Oct. 13 you can find our Tail Wag'N at the newest Richmond-area Petco store in Carytown from noon to 4 p.m. We will have dogs and cats on board, and we also have cats housed inside the Carytown Petco who are available for adoption daily.
Windsor Farms' Fall Picnic is this Sunday, Oct. 14, and our Tail Wag'N will be part of the festivities with dogs and cats available for adoption on the Church Green in front of Grace Baptist Church from 3-6 p.m.
Cats adopted this week: (names of pets pictured are in bold)
Alex, Alvin, Aspen, Athena, Barret, Becky, Bo, Brea, Bridget, Brittany, Caramel, Clancey, Clint, Dae, Deion, Eddie, Effie, Felicity, Frederick, Goblin, Gordon, Harvard, Jupiter, Kate, Lafayette, Liam, Madden, Madeline, Magnum, Mango, Miles, Morticia, Neptune, Onyx, Paris, Patricia, Robyn, Rosemary, Sasha, Susan, Terrance, Tina, Tucker, Ursula, Venus, Zombie
Dogs adopted this week: (names of pets pictured are in bold)
Bartholomew, Beacon, Bridget, Clyde, Colby, Cowboy, Flash, Gloria, Gomer, Kaylee, Kenny, Luna, Madonna, Morgan, Randy, Roger, Rosco, Sabine, Sally
Adoption Center Hours:
Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Adoption Center Location:
2519 Hermitage Road Richmond, VA 23220
Adoption Center Phone Number:
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