The Richmond SPCA has partnered with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) on a national initiative to train and support other communities across the country with the goal of creating a country of humane communities where animals receive the compassion and respect due to them, and where there is no more unnecessary killing of adoptable animals simply because of a lack of resources or awareness. The initiative, formerly titled ASPCA® Mission: Orange™, is a focused effort to create a country of humane communities, one community at a time. Communities benefit from the resources and support of the ASPCA and hands-on training using the Richmond SPCA as their “learning laboratory.” Richmond SPCA Model Programs are featured on ASPCA Pro, a Web site focused on providing support to professionals in the animal welfare field. Details of our accomplishments and methods are provided to help others implement successful programs in their own communities.
In October 2002, Ukrop’s Super Markets generously began providing a healthy and consistent diet for the homeless animals at the Robins-Starr Humane Center. Thousands of our dogs, cats, puppies and kittens have nibbled, munched, gulped and enjoyed more than 100,000 pounds of dry food, tens of thousands of cans of wet food, thousands of boxes of biscuits and tens of thousands of pounds of kitty litter thanks to this generosity. In March 2010 MARTIN'S, which purchased Ukrop's Super Markets, announced they would continue this wonderful partnership, and our homeless animals now enjoy a healthy and consistent diet of Companion brand pet food. We are forever grateful to our friends at MARTIN'S for their kindness and constant support of homeless pets in great need.
In 2009 Carytown's Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (VESC) became the Richmond SPCA's official Meet the FostersTM foster care program sponsor. In addition to providing life-saving medical services for pets in our foster care program, VESC has also extended a generous discount on services delivered to the homeless pets at our humane center. VESC delivers emergency and after-hours medical care to infant puppies and kittens as well as other orphaned animals in our care and in the foster care program. They are valued partners in increasing the Richmond SPCA's adoption program capacity so that more orphaned animals in our community are being shepherded into permanent, loving homes than ever before.
Partners in Adoption
We’re grateful to have found our perfect match - Richmond-area Wendy’s restaurants, proud sponsors of the Richmond SPCA’s Adoption Programs. Area Wendy’s franchises joined together in May 2008 to support the life-saving work of the Richmond SPCA by becoming our Official Adoption Program Sponsor. Each pet who finds a loving home through our Robins-Starr Humane center is forever grateful! When you adopt a new four-legged friend, take them by Wendy's to share a Frosty and a french fry and thank them for their support.
Since 2004, our friends at Barber Martin Advertising have provided the Richmond SPCA with vast pro bono creative support. Their team of dedicated and talented staff have helped to develop wildly successful advertising campaigns to promote our free spay/neuter initiative, pet adoptions, donations, and the launch of our Exploratorium. In addition, they assisted our organization with a re-branding campaign and Web re-design in 2006. We are forever grateful for all that they have done and continue to do for the Richmond SPCA and pets in need.
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When you visit area Petco stores, be sure to say hello to the four-legged friends available for adoption. Since Petco came to Richmond in 2007 our adoptable pets have been featured at their stores (currently at Short Pump and Carytown locations), and we have been lucky enough to hold regular Tail Wag'N adoption events at various Petco locations as well. Starting in 2010, Richmond-area Petco locations will serve as regular, ongoing pet food drive locations to collect donations for the Richmond SPCA's Pet Pantry assistance program.