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August appliance extravaganza: Help with our humane center’s appliance needs

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2022

After 423 days in our care, Tara (formerly known as Portland) found her forever home in October 2021. Now, she’s volunteering with us to help out her friends at the Richmond SPCA who are still waiting to meet their perfect match. Tara is back in action as our Appliance Fundraiser Sales-Dog! She’s hoping to raise $3,800 to purchase appliances to help pets in need. Here’s Tara’s list:

Two new smart TVs with mounts for our adoption center lobby and the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital lobby

Tara would love to use these TVs to showcase the wonderful personalities of her friends awaiting adoption to visitors in our adoption lobby. Many of these lovely pets shine best while outside the shelter, whether on a field trip or in a foster home. Our volunteer team captures videos of these pets — playing, enjoying life and showing their potential to be the perfect addition to the home. Having a TV to play these videos in our lobby and hospital waiting area will help these dogs and cats show off their true colors.

Price point: $1,000


Industrial washer and dryer for Smoky’s Spay & Neuter Clinic

Pets like Tara are really good at a lot of things. Unfortunately, laundry isn’t one of them. Smoky’s Spay & Neuter Clinic provides sterilization services to shelter and rescue organizations and community cat caregivers performing Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR), and they generate a LOT of surgical laundry. Tara hopes to get an industrial washer and dryer for her buddies at Smoky’s.

Price point: $1,800


TV and stand for Smoky’s Training Center

Price point: $1,000

Tara isn’t JUST a volunteer at the Richmond SPCA … she’s also a student! Tara attends School for Dogs, a reward-based training program run by our experienced trainers for pups who are interested in expanding their resumes. Some of Tara’s classmates can be a bit rambunctious and after a particularly exciting round of zoomies, our trainers have found themselves without a working TV. A new TV and stand will be used for teaching lessons to (human) students and summer campers.


Tara is asking for your help by offsetting these expenses to help her friends at the Richmond SPCA!

If we raise the full $3,800 needed to purchase these appliances, any donations made above and beyond our goal will be designated toward our area of greatest need.

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