Every Monday through Friday, we visit government shelters around the Richmond Metro area, bringing dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in need back to our Robins-Starr Humane Center where we deliver to them all necessary care, including crucial medical treatment, prior to adopting them to loving, permanent homes.
As our resources allow, we travel to other localities within Virginia and also to other parts of the country in order to save as many precious lives as possible. And we are always met with gratitude from animals and humans alike. Those working in our rural partner shelters are often especially elated to see our transfer van arrive, knowing that we bring hope for animals who have limited chances for adoption in their own communities.
One such dog is Jake. He traveled to Richmond a few weeks ago from Cumberland County, but it wasn’t until after he arrived at our Robins-Starr Humane Center that we learned what a heart-wrenching journey this dog had endured. Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control shared that until very recently Jake had a guardian who loved him very much.
Jake has since been adopted into a home where he will spend the remainder of his life with people to love and care for him. Although they can’t all tell us their stories, we specialize in second chances for pets like Jake. Your monthly donation of $12, $20, $35 or $50 will allow us to travel to a Virginia shelter to return with dogs and cats whose dreams will come true at our Robins-Starr Humane Center, all thanks to your support. Will you help today by becoming a Transfer Pals monthly donor? You may make your tax-deductible gift securely online here or call us at 804-521-1308.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the love, safety and comfort you make possible for pets in desperate need of our saving.
Tabitha Frizzell Treloar is the director of advancement of the Richmond SPCA. To read her biography or that of our other bloggers, please click here. Before posting a comment, please review our comment guidelines. Please note that our comment policy requires both your first and last name to be used as your screen name.