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We were adopted: December 14 – 20, 2020

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020
Rory (pictured) was beyond excited to adopt two-month-old Prim. During the adoption, she clearly didn't think everyone else was reacting properly and said, "I don't think you all realize what a big deal this is!" We are thrilled that Prim has found her perfect match with Rory and her family.

Christmas came early for our staff this week! We are happy to announce that 73 pets were placed in loving homes including a 2-month-old kitten named Prim. Little Prim was only a month old when she was discovered by a Good Samaritan who brought her to our humane center to receive lifesaving care. She was small for her age, ill with gastrointestinal issues and was diagnosed with a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia—a neurological disorder that affects her coordination and gives her a distinctive wobbly walk but is not progressive. Thanks to the love and diligence of our staff and a dedicated foster, Prim grew healthy and strong and was adopted by a little girl named Rory and her family this past week.

View the galleries below to see the other 55 cats and 18 dogs who found homes for the holidays this week!

Cats adopted last week

Dogs adopted last week

Not pictured: Everdeen, Layne, Letty, Lucilla, Reef

Please note that the Richmond SPCA administrative offices, admissions office and the Susan M Markel Veterinary Hospital will be closed for Christmas Eve on Thursday, December 24 and Christmas Day on Friday, December 25.

On Christmas Eve, our adoption center and Lora Robins Gift Shop will be open for limited hours by appointment only, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Richmond SPCA and the Susan M Markel Veterinary Hospital will be closed on Christmas Day.

Please check our website for new information and details related to our planning and related operational changes, as that is where we will be posting updates. This is a fluid situation, and we are planning thoughtfully while also being nimble to make changes as necessary to best protect our community’s pets and the people who love them.

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