Be Kind to Animals Week at the Richmond SPCA
This is Be Kind to Animals Week, and adoption fees are all 25% off at the Richmond SPCA. Pictured is Valentine, a 4-year-old retriever mix (looks like part chocolate lab), who is waiting for a home.
Because adoption fees are usually $100 (unless there is some promotion happening, or an extenuating circumstance- for example, if you are a senior adopting a senior animal), this discount will bring the fee down to $75.
12:30 am • 8 May 2013 • 3 notes
National Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 18th, all 35 Virginia State Parks are offering special youth programming for National Kids to Parks Day.
Consult the link to find a park near you.
Richmond-based folks, here are the events at Lake Anna State Park, about an hour from the city, and Pocahontas State Park, about half an hour from the city.
Lake Anna State Park: 10-11am: Fishing 101. $2 per person, $6 per family, register at the Visitor’s Center. Learn the basics of fishing, 1-2pm: Orienteering. Free, no registration required. Learn to orienteer using a map and a compass, 3-4pm: Gold Panning. Free, no registration required. Learn to pan for gold like a prospector. See here for more information.
Pocahontas State Park will offer a fuller day of events, from 10am-5pm, including recreational tree climbing, fishing, canoeing, animals, kids mountain bike obstacle course, entertainment, crafts, face painting, and more. See here for more information.
11:30 pm • 5 May 2013 • 2 notes
You’ve probably seen these little inchworms around town, hanging from their silk lines or inching along on vegetation, the ground, or even you.
But don’t be alarmed- these small creatures are harmless, and neither bite nor sting. They are the larvae of an order of moths called Geometer, which come in various shades, from white to gray to brown.
One of the most famous Geometer species is the Pepper Moth, seen here:
5:11 pm • 26 April 2013 • 4 notes
The Richmond SPCA Pet Pantry
“Our Pet Pantry relies on in-kind donations of dog and cat food to enable families who are struggling financially to keep their pets rather than relinquishing them to a shelter. Your help is needed! Any unopened bags or cans of dog or cat food donated to the Richmond SPCA are distributed directly to families and individuals in this program.”
See link for details on how to apply for aid and how to donate.
2:57 pm • 14 April 2013 • 2 notes
Richmond SPCA Dog Jog 5k Run, Cheap Microchipping
Do you want your pet implanted with a microchip, to help you recover them if they’re ever lost?
Go to Richmond SPCA’s Dog Jog and 5k Run Event on March 16th, and stop by the Pet Wellness Tent. You can get it done for $20, which will include registration into a system, which insures your information will come up when the chip is scanned if your dog is found.
1:56 pm • 6 March 2013 • 1 note
Richmond Animal Care and Control Needs Volunteers
Do you like dogs and cats? Richmond Animal Care and Control is in desperate need of volunteers to walk dogs, play with and socialize dogs and cats, hand out toys, treats, and blankets, groom and bathe pets, and staff adoption events.
They also need donations of toys, newspaper, and treats.
To volunteer with the animals, you must fill out a form (downloadable through the title link), report to orientation and training, and commit just four hours a month to volunteering. You must be at least 18 years old.
The Richmond Animal Care and Control Center is located at 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, one mile from VCU’s Monroe Park Campus and approximately .8 miles from Virginia Union University’s Lombardy Street buildings.
11:49 am • 28 February 2013 • 6 notes
Shallow Graves For Shallow People: Richmond Vegans: Ringling Bros Protest start this week
The Ringling Brothers are coming to the Richmond Coliseum and Richmond Friends of Animals is going to be protesting on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 (Opening night), and Saturday and Sunday from 1:30-3.
While every night is important, the more people that we have on opening…
11:46 am • 17 February 2013 • 20 notes
Cops on horses…. Just your average day at #VCU (Taken with Instagram)
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1. I suspect this is a patrol in response to the six robberies/attempted robberies last night on and around VCU’s Monroe Park campus, which you all probably heard about if you live in Richmond.
2. This group just walked down my street, and hearing the hooves on the pavement really confused me for a few seconds.
Everybody stay safe out there.
4:09 pm • 9 October 2012 • 8 notes
“Stolen therapy dog” story on NBC 12 apparently incorrect.
NBC 12 has been following a story about two stolen therapy dogs.
It appears, however, that the incident was misreported- the dogs weren’t stolen, but turned over to the SPCA, because they were left, tagless, and tied to a fence for somewhere between one and three days. The two women now being charged with grand larceny and obstruction of justice, Tess Fisher and Rachel Steinman, were apparently instructed by animal control authorities to simply bring in the animals, as they believed them to be abandoned.
The animals were turned over to the humane society, not kept. Their owners have them back now. Both dogs were evaluated by vets and found to be in good condition; one was behind on shots and unneutered, but no signs of malnutrition have been reported.
10:01 pm • 19 September 2012 • 1 note