Update: We are happy to report that Gertie was adopted and is surely receiving lots of love from her new guardian, Ember. We are so thrilled that Gertie found such a wonderful, loving home with a bit of extra help from our friend and dedicated animal lover, Amy Lacey.
I’ve had the opportunity to meet many dedicated animal lovers in our community while working at the Richmond SPCA, including Amy Lacey, an award-winning co-anchor of WRIC’s 8News at 5:30. For the third year in a row, Amy has decided to celebrate her birthday in a very special and selfless way; she is sponsoring the adoption for a pet available for adoption at the Richmond SPCA. Amy has experienced first-hand the joy in adopting a homeless pet and hopes to give someone else the gift of companionship and love that she has received from her own beloved feline, Gizmo.
The majority of the pets in our care are adopted by loving families or individuals in only a few days or weeks. From time to time we have a pet that enters our care that needs a little extra help finding a home. Some of these dogs or cats will need ongoing management of medical or behavioral needs after they're in a home. However, in other instances, they may simply be senior pets who have been overlooked by potential adopters. Gertie has experienced the latter, which is why Amy has decided that Gertie would be the perfect fit for her birthday sponsorship this year.
Gertie, a 10-year-old grey and white cat, has been patiently awaiting a loving home since we transferred her into our care from Hanover County Animal Control. She quickly won over our staff with her friendly personality and calm demeanor. Gertie is a patient cat who enjoys being held but loves back scratches even more! Among other comments in her file about her sweet temperament and laid-back personality, you’ll find a short note that says she has a “heart of gold” which is a statement that couldn't be more true. Gertie enjoys lounging around in her comfortable bed, occasionally getting up to investigate her surroundings. She would enjoy spending the afternoon cuddling with you, but she's also content to keep herself occupied if you're busy.
Each pet available for adoption at the Richmond SPCA has already been spayed or neutered, microchipped and is up to date on all age-appropriate vaccinations. When you adopt a cat or dog from our humane center, you will also qualify to become a client of our Clinic for Compassionate Care, a full-service veterinary clinic providing high-quality care at a low-cost for pets in the Richmond area.
If you are considering adding a feline family member to your household, we hope that you will stop by our humane center to meet Gertie. Amy is thrilled to help Gertie find her perfect match and hopes that she will find a wonderful home soon. We look forward to uniting this deserving cat with a wonderful guardian who will shower her with lots of love and, of course, back scratches!
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