Organizations team up to honor Tommie

Police, RACC team up to hold food drive in memory of Tommie

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Another Richmond-area organization is hosting a drive in memory of “Tommie," the badly burned dog who died last week.

Pet Valu stores will hold a fundraiser in honor of Tommie. Bring your dog for a wash at any of their six Richmond locations from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.

The Richmond Police Department is also holding a drive that continues through Tuesday, Feb. 26 at RPD’s 4th Precinct at 2219 Chamberlayne Avenue.

Richmond Animal Care and Control said Friday afternoon that “thanks to a very generous donor,” Tommie will be laid to rest at the Pet Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Originally, a public service had been planned, but RACC announced a change Sunday due to the overwhelming response it received. Instead, the shelter planned an open house each day from Tuesday to Saturday to show how the donations people send get put to use every day.

UPDATE: We are changing the format of the memorial for Tommie. In light of the overwhelming interest and support (over...

Posted by Richmond Animal Care and Control on Sunday, February 17, 2019

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