For a fourth year in a row, Priority Automotive has teamed up with the Richmond SPCA to ensure that dogs and cats in our care find lasting homes in time for the holidays. From Dec. 4-19, Priority is covering the cost of adoption fees for all animals. In the first five days, Priority has sponsored adoption fees for more than 115 pets! While this is not the first year this partnership has occurred, the news came as a pleasant surprise to some adopters.
Take Bonnie Surma for example – this mother was looking for a kitten as a holiday gift for her two children. “I was really grateful that I did not have to listen to a list of electronics and games this year, so a little kitty seemed perfect,” Surma explained. Her family came across a 3-month-old tabby kitten named Robert on the Richmond SPCA website. A few days later they piled in the car and came down to the Robins-Starr Human Center, elated to find that Robert was still available for adoption. Not having heard about our adoption promotion, Surma was delivered the news that Robert’s adoption fee had been paid for by Priority Automotive. “Thanks so much to Priority Automotive for making this donation… It was truly a blessing at a perfect time.” With the money the family saved from the adoption fee, the Surmas purchased essential items for Robert at our Lora Robins Gift Shop.
Similarly, Erica Saunders had been searching for a new canine companion to join her family. She met a Chihuahua mix named Rascal at our humane center and fell in love. Like the Surma family, Saunders was shocked that Priority Automotive had covered the adoption fee. With the unexpected extra money, Saunders decided to make a donation back to the Richmond SPCA “to help in the process of finding other pets their lifetime homes.”
Testimonials from other recent adopters have followed suit. Caroline Lamberti adopted two cats now named King and Duchess and used her adoption fee money on cat essentials and plenty of treats and toys.
Andrew Scott and his new cat, Kipling, are using their saved funds to pay off some bills before the holidays. Brittany Lowman adopted Squirtle, a kitten she fostered for months. She used the money to add Squirtle onto her apartment lease and to save for any medical care he may need in the future. Lowman explained, “I want to thank not just Priority Automotive but every Richmond SPCA employee and volunteer who helped take care of Squirtle and helped me not only transition myself to owning my very first cat, but to adding a new member to my family.”
Priority Automotive will be covering adoption fees for all cats and dogs through December 19.