So many homeless pets that end up at the Richmond SPCA have come from uncertain beginnings. Whether an animal has been abused or abandoned, these precious creatures find something certain here. Hope.
And the future is even brighter following some big changes.
The Richmond SPCA recently opened a new full-service, low-cost hospital which offers vaccinations, microchips and spay/neuter surgeries.
“Providing routine veterinary care prior to adoption lets people focus on bonding with their new pets,” said Tabitha Treloar, Director of Communications at the Richmond SPCA. “And that is essential as forming a strong bond is the greatest factor in a lasting adoption.”
And now, thanks to the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital, even more loving families are able to open their homes to dogs and cats who need them. That’s because the hospital provides high-quality care at a low cost for the pets of income-qualified families in the Richmond region.
Such good news for humans!
“The benefits of animal companionship have been documented,” said Treloar. “The hospital’s opening is the realization of a long-range goal of the Richmond SPCA to expand our progressive pet retention services to include full service veterinary care that helps pets stay with their families while enjoying a greater quality of life.”
The Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital is also essential to helping reduce the homeless pet population.
“Each pet available for adoption at our Robins-Starr Humane Center has already been spayed or neutered and has recovered from surgery before he or she is ready to meet with potential adopters,” said Treloar.
The Richmond SPCA was founded in 1891 and this year there will be a lot of celebrating going on. Happy 125th birthday!
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