Pets

Richmond SPCA annual Dog Jog set for March 23

More than 900 people have registered for the event and fundraising has surpassed $165,000 of the $193,000 goal.

Virginia dog treat company hits Hollywood in Oscars gift bags

  RACC prepares for five-day ‘Open House Memorial for Tommie’

Shelters hold pet adoption specials for Valentine’s Day

  Pets need extra protection in cold weather just like humans

  RACC looking for help purchasing new van

RACC offering $20 adoptions

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FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

Severely injured dog recovering at RACC

  HEARTBREAKING VIDEO: Dog runs after SUV that dumps him at MS animal shelter

Pet Expo to benefit Henrico Humane Society

Hanover County Animal Control offering rabies vaccine clinic

  Dog ‘crawling with infection’ taken in by RACC doing well in adoptive home

  Animal rescue center sees increase in holiday gift pet returns; SPCA disputes as myth

The holidays are over but some animal shelters are dealing with a leftover impact.

  Chesterfield couple search for missing dog after she runs away from pet-sitter’s home

Andy and Nichole Gill said they left their dog Luna with a pet-sitter before going on vacation in Florida for New Year’s on Dec. 29.

  Dog shot Christmas Eve expected to lose leg; police still looking for person responsible

Richmond Animal Care and Control is asking for the community’s help in finding the person responsible for shooting a dog on Christmas Eve.

Horse freed, euthanized after being stuck in ravine for 4 hours

The horse’s owner said it was 32 years old and had been with her since the 1990s.

4 tons of pet food donated to Richmond-area shelters

RACC rescues duck from Chippenham Hospital

  Snowy weather means a few extra hazards for pets

  Pets missing after snow storm

Donations wanted for shelter animals with special medical needs

‘Operation Silent Night’ aims to adopt 200 animals

RACC looking for Thanksgiving foster families

The shelter is hoping to have all of its animals out of the shelter for the holiday and is requesting people who don’t have other pets to consider taking in an animal in need.

  Ashland man believes stranger killed his dog

An Ashland man is looking for answers after he found his dog dead in his backyard.

Are you a pig lover? 7 are looking for their forever homes

RACC will open early at 11 a.m. on Sunday in an effort to find all of seven a good home.

  Celebrate your feline friends, it’s National Cat Day

Sponsors of National Cat Day say this is a good day to adopt a cat or kitten in need of a home.

RACC waives adoption fees Sunday for those in Halloween costumes

You can dress up and save a life!

Want to name a rescue kitten? Here’s your chance

Henrico Humane Society will let anyone who donates $200 or more the opportunity name a future cat or kitten.

Goochland County Animal Protection offers ‘Howl-O-Ween’ adoption special

All dog and cat adoption fees will be waived on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They tried their best: Puppies given to RPD didn’t qualify as K-9 officers; adopted out instead

The Belgian Malinois puppies were given to RPD by Richmond Animal Care and Control in June following a raid on a boarding facility.

Pit Bull Awareness Day means $10 adoptions

The shelter’s hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  50 turtles seized from fast-food parking lot quickly adopted

The Richmond Animal Care and Control has 50 turtles up for adoption after they were seized from a Burger King parking lot.

  Dog born without nose given chance for recovery

Dog born without nose given chance for recovery

Man reunites with his pit bull after crash in Mecklenburg

Blue ran away from her owner on Friday, after the vehicle they were riding in crashed on I-85 in Mecklenburg County.

Rabies vaccinations offered by Henrico police

Henrico dog licenses will also be available for $10.

  Parrot returns home after being found in neighbor’s yard

Family needs your help. finding pet parrot who flew from their chesterfield home Sunday

  RACC waiving adoption fees Wednesday

Beagles that were taken in last week are now available for adoption, along with many other animals housed at the shelter.

‘Doga’ a chance to exercise, help pups affected by Hurricane Florence

Fighting Gravity Fitness will let you do yoga with your dog to help an animal rescue group in North Carolina.

  RACC takes in 10 beagles after 28 were turned over in Dinwiddie

Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Willie Nelson – for his long hair – are now at RACC waiting for their shot at either the Grand Ole Opry or adoption.

  Woman rubs feces on neighbors’ door in retaliation for dog pooping in yard

The neighbors say if their dogs used the bathroom in the woman’s yard, it wasn’t on purpose, and the woman should have tried talking to them to resolve the issue.

Dog recovering after being rescued from well in Goochland

The dog suffered fluid on his lungs and heart and hypothermia. Beasley also inhaled a large amount of carbon dioxide.

Richmond SPCA takes in 49 animals from other shelters

The animals will be available for adoption after receiving medical treatment and being spayed and neutered.

  NBC12 works to #ClearTheShelters today

NBC12 is teaming up with TV stations across the nation to find every shelter pet a home. The mission to #ClearTheShelters  will take place on Saturday, July 23. The station was part of the Clear The Shelters initiative in 2015 that helped close to 20,000 pets find homes.  Our goal is to help the homeless pets of Central Virginia find their forever homes.  To find local shelters that are part of the nationwide event, check out this list:  The Richmo...