The mission of the Richmond SPCA is to practice and promote the principle that every life is precious. The Richmond SPCA is a no-kill humane organization serving Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding counties. At all times and in every way, we are advocates for animals. We provide for their safety and comfort, strive to alleviate their suffering, and work to place them in homes that provide a responsible lifetime commitment to them. We oppose any taking of the lives of healthy or treatable animals and do not participate in such conduct ourselves. We provide services that promote responsible pet guardianship and humane attitudes toward all life.
The Richmond SPCA operates one of the largest volume spay/neuter clinics in the country. The enormous number of surgeries we have performed has been crucial to ending the loss of life of healthy homeless animals in our community. Annually we have performed as many as 14,000 low-cost and free surgeries. Every intact homeless pet in our shelter is sterilized prior to adoption. We sterilize for a low fee pets adopted from local government shelters and patients of our full-service, low-cost Clinic for Compassionate Care. We have identified which companion animals are most at risk for reproducing offspring that will become homeless and target our resources so as to maximize our impact on reducing the numbers of homeless animals. We provide a trap-neuter-return program that trains volunteers to trap feral cats and affords free surgeries and rabies shots. We intervene in neighborhoods with colonies of feral cats to educate about trap-neuter-return.
Programs that help pets stay in their homes, reducing the rate of relinquishment at shelters, are crucial to lowering the numbers of homeless animals non-lethally. Our Project Safety Net provides pet guardians with an array of support services to help them keep their pets. We provide a behavior helpline with access to the professional advice of a trainer to overcome troubling behavior issues. Training classes taught by professional trainers are offered along with a housing guide that identifies all pet friendly housing in the community and help for people seeking to rehome their pet safely on their own. Our full-service, low-cost Clinic for Compassionate Care provides veterinary services to the pets of income-qualified families and pets in the care of local government shelters. Our SAAF program offers care to the pets of people entering local domestic violence shelters.
Education of adults and children in our community is essential to achieving our goal of ending the loss of any life of healthy and sick and injured but treatable homeless animals and to ending the brutal and inhumane treatment of animals that damages the fabric of our society. The Richmond SPCA provides humane education for school age children, both in the schools and in the Robins-Starr Humane Center in the form of a summer Critter Camp and after school programs during the school year. We provide a vast array of programs for adults to learn how to care for pets and to learn proper training techniques. Our obedience and agility classes are extremely popular and help people form closer bonds with their pets. Our staff members provide public education to neighborhood associations and community groups and write for numerous publications on many topics that encourage compassionate philosophies. Our educational programs are essential to promoting humane attitudes in our community.
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