We spent yesterday afternoon at the Richmond SPCA. It was tough leaving without a new best friend, but when we heard about the amazing program that was about to occur, we decided to wait.
For the rest of 2012, the folks at Priority Automotive have teamed up with the Richmond SPCA to cover the costs of all pet adoption – so no fees, no cash exchange, no nothing.
Above is Sasha, at just 1 and a half years old, shes still pretty much a puppy and loved the attention we gave her. Sasha also has 3 legs.
Sasha is one of the many incredibly sweet pups and kitties we had the privilege to meet on our trip. Though the folks at the SPCA don’t know how she ended up 3-legged, they love her just the same.
Tabitha Hanes, Director of Advancement for the Richmond SPCA, said this is the second year the free adoption program has happened with the help of Priority Automotive. Last year’s program was a great success and Hanes hopes the same for this year. “[Last year] was the first time fees had been paid entirely by a sponsor… we had so many visitors brought to our center by this and it gave us the chance to match wonderful homes with homeless pets which is what we do best.”
Hanes said her favorite part of this program is the effect it has not only on the current pets in need of adoption, but on the other pets that they can help find a home in the future. “Every time that a cage is freed by a pet going home with a family, that opens space for us to transfer a pet who is in great need else where in the community, and save their life by bringing them here… to prepare them for adoption.”
The no-fee adoption applies to all cats, dogs, puppies, kittens – so come on down to 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220 or give them a call at 804-643-6785.
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