RACC looking to help overwhelmed shelters across country by bringing animals back to Richmond

RACC looking to help overwhelmed shelters across country by bringing animals back to Richmond
RACC is looking to fill up its kennels. (Source: RACC - Facebook)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - One of the few good things about 2020 was that Richmond Animal Care and Control has nearly all of their kennels empty. But in true giving fashion, they’re now looking for your help to fill them back up with animals who are truly in need.

RACC is assembling a team of volunteers to go across the country and help shelters that are overwhelmed with dogs and cats. They’ll bring them back here to Richmond for the chance to get adopted.

“I’ve already received probably 25 emails from shelters across the country - Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida. You know their shelters are full, they have two officers that work their entire county. They euthanize every Friday, trying to figure out other options. We’re really just embracing people for trying to save lives in their community and do what we can to help,” Christie Chips-Peters with RACC said.

RACC is asking for those around the country to reach out to their local municipal shelter and invite them to participate. If they would like to become transfer partners, the shelter is asked to email Christie.peters@richmondgov.com.

As part of bringing the animals to Richmond, RACC is looking for volunteers to be the boots on the ground in helping rescue them. For those interested in volunteering, email robin.young@richmondgov.com.

2020 brought us many things. Many bad things (we won’t focus our energy there) but also lots of empty cages/kennels at...

Posted by Richmond Animal Care and Control on Monday, January 11, 2021

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