The Petco Foundation
The Petco Foundation is making its largest investment in Central Virginia to date through a $250,000 grant to the Richmond SPCA Campaign for Compassionate Care. This gift is one of the largest foundation contributions to the campaign, which will allow the Richmond SPCA to construct and endow the operation of the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital and expanded training facility. The Petco Foundation has a history of supporting the Richmond SPCA through the sponsorship of signature events and in-store cat adoptions, as well as hosting the Tail Wag’N adoption vehicle at special adoption events.
The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Halo Pets, named the Richmond SPCA as a grant recipient at the $10,000 level in the 2015 holiday grant campaign, Holiday Wishes. Adopter Cheryl Tankersley submitted the inspiring story of her dog Gracie to earn this award.
The Richmond SPCA is the proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMadddie.
Maddie's Fund is a family foundation founded in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, they have awarded more than $153 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their miniature schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and comforted them during stressful business times when Dave was launching a startup software company. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987-1997 and continues to inspire them today.
Partners for Healthy Pets
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.
The Richmond SPCA has hundreds of special lives relying on a few more than two dozen computers—keeping track of veterinary and health records, feeding and care schedules, special needs pets, educational opportunities, and, best of all, adoption records.
And even though The HelpDesk Company is not usually in the business of saving lives, they feel it’s important to help those who do.
As a dedicated partner, the HelpDesk provides assisted technology support, complete systems management and proactive IT care to the organization dedicated to saving our furry friends and helping them find homes.
Visit www.thehelpdeskcompany.com to find out more about the company’s innovative approach to tech support partnerships for small businesses.
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 the Carytown location), and we have been lucky enough to hold regular Tail Wag'N adoption events at various Petco locations as well.
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