Pets

Tommy’s Express fundraises for Richmond SPCA

‘Now we close the doggie door at night’: South Carolina woman finds coyote in her kitchen

  Goochland Pet Lovers accepting applications for next mobile vet clinic

PETA giving away free straw for outside dogs in Hopewell

Virginia dog wins Puppy Bowl title

Richmond SPCA’s annual 5K set for March with virtual, in-person options

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Pet care assistance being provided to Goochland residents facing financial hardship

  Dog recovering after being found starved, abandoned in Richmond dumpster

Dandi, Metro Richmond’s endangered spider monkey, celebrates 1st birthday

Chesterfield animal shelter reports increased save rate, over 650 adoptions during 2020

  RACC sees increase in sick, injured animals brought to shelter in 2020

Denver Zoo struggling to feed animals after COVID-19 closure

Virginia announces Small Herd Initiative to help protect waterways

Virginia is offering a reimbursement program where farmers can get money back for installing fences on their property.

’We’d do anything to help her’: Richmond couple seeking help with dog’s $10k medical bills

Lilo’s owners describe her as the type of dog that leaves an impression on everyone she meets. Now, they’re asking for help with medical procedures that brought their pup back to good health.

  Woman raises over $300 for RAL by selling calendar of 16-year-old cat

A Chesterfield woman was able to raise $306 for Richmond Animal League by selling calendars of her rescue cat, Gator.

Hanover Co. postpones rabies vaccination clinic due to COVID-19 concerns

Hanover County is postponing its second rabies vaccination clinic of the fall season due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

Be cautious of feeding your pets Thanksgiving leftovers

‘Blessing of the Animals’ canceled due to COVID-19

Wild animals are not pets, Va.’s wildlife resources reminds

Camera captures black bear destroy beehives in Virginia

Pitbull from RACC adopted after running away 16 times

Newly-opened Virginia Tech Animal Cancer Care and Research Center helps families

RACC holding 6th annual Thanksgiving Foster Program

Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) announced they will be hosting the 6th annual Thanksgiving Foster Program.

Dog stolen in Uptown car theft reunited with family

A mother and daughter whose dog was stolen during a carjacking Monday night has been reunited with their beloved pet.

RACC will be waiving adoption fees this week

Richmond Animal Care and Control announced they will be waiving pet adoption fees this week.

Dog named ‘Cirrus’ at Richmond SPCA, 1 of 3 dogs named after clouds

A trio of dogs recently transferred to the Richmond SPCA were named after different types of clouds.

Henrico Humane Society participating in online fundraiser ‘Cash for Cats’

The Henrico Humane Society (HHS) is participating in an online fundraiser “Cash for Cats,” which will help the organization continue rescue efforts for pets in need.

Cockatiel in cage abandoned on side of road in Louisa County

The cockatiel is currently being cared for at the Louisa County Animal Shelter.

Officers: Va. woman charged for feeding black bear in Tennessee

Wildlife officers say a Virginia woman has been charged after they say she fed a black bear while on vacation in Tennessee.

Hanover Co. to hold rabies vaccination clinic

Pet owners in the Hanover area can get an $8 rabies vaccine for their pets during the county’s fall clinic.

  GRAPHIC: Dog shot in drive-by shooting on city’s southside

Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) needs the public’s help in searching for the person responsible for shooting a dog early Tuesday morning.

Virginia Wildlife Center asking for donations to feed black bear cubs

Combined, the cubs eat nearly 200 pounds of food each day.

Fifth rabies case in Henrico confirmed

Henrico County Police confirmed the fifth rabies case of 2020 in the county.

Animal rights activists question Virginia Tech’s dog purchases

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on Virginia Tech to stop purchasing beagles from Envigo, a controversial dog breeding facility in Cumberland that’s been the subject of recent legislative debate.

New puppies in Albemarle County begin their journey to become service dogs

Nine newborn puppies in Albemarle County could make a big difference in the lives of people with disabilities down the road. Right now, the puppies are just three-weeks old.

RACC looking for owners of lost pigeons

Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) are looking for the owners of two branded pigeons.

‘Toss and Fetch’ champions in Fluvanna Co. raise awareness about dogs with special needs

Finn Proctor and his partner Rogue, a deaf Australian shepherd, are competing to defend her title as toss and fetch champion, while spreading awareness about dogs with special needs.

Henrico Kroger location to hold pet adoption event

Kroger will be holding a pet adoption event at one of its Henrico locations.

Paraplegic kitten being cared for at Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

A paraplegic kitten is being cared for at the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA after a family found him under their shed.

‘Dollars for Dogs’ fundraiser to benefit Henrico Humane Society

The Henrico Humane Society is participating in the “Dollars for Dogs” online fundraiser once again.

Goochland Animal Protection saves maggot infested dog

Goochland County Animal Protection recently rescued a small dog named Mash that had wandered into a local citizens yard.

Henrico County offering $10 rabies vaccinations for pets

The Henrico County Police Division will be offering $10 rabies vaccinations for pets starting in Aug.

  ‘I wish they were here with me’: Woman fights to get dogs shipped to Virginia from China

A Richmond woman says she had to drop everything in China to fly back to Virginia when the coronavirus pandemic began.

Two horses euthanized after testing positive for Equine Encephalitis

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) confirmed two horses in Suffolk were euthanized after testing positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

Kroger locations across Virginia hosting pet adoption events

Local shelters will set up informational tables in front of store locations, most with adoptable pets available on-site.

Animal control reminds everyone not to leave pets in vehicles

The Hanover County Animal Control is reminding pet owners not to leave their pets in vehicles even for a few minutes on sunny days.

Virginia law prohibits keeping dogs tethered outside in extreme weather

A new law has gone into affect preventing dogs from being tethered outside in extreme weather.

Wildlife Center of Virginia recommends keeping house cats indoors

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has already admitted 302 patients this year due to cat attacks.

Baby cow found in Richmond goes into foster care

A baby cow that was found in Richmond last week and rushed to the vet, has been released and is now in foster care.

Fairfax County police finds 65 pound alligator snapping turtle

Fairfax County police say they found a 65-pound snapping turtle.

Goochland County unveils new animal shelter, adoption center

After nearly three years of construction, Goochland County has opened its new animal shelter and adoption center.

Goochland Pet Lovers receives $25,000 grant

Nonprofit organization Goochland Pet Lovers received a $25,000 grant from a fund within the Community Foundation for a great Richmond.

Prince George County Animal Services & Adoption Center launches pet assistance program

Prince George County Animal Services and Adoption Center has launched a pet assistance program called “PG Pet Pantry”.

RACC starts shelter pet video conference program

RACC will provide the opportunity to invite a shelter pet into your virtual life via zoom or Microsoft Teams

3 miniature horses found living in backyard in Richmond find home in Hanover

Three miniature horses found living in a backyard in Richmond’s Southside have found their forever home on a farm in Hanover

Beloved Virginia Tech therapy dog Moose to earn honorary doctorate

A special Virginia Tech staff member is so beloved by the campus community, he's being honored in a huge way.

K9 from Department of Game and Inland Fisheries passes away

A nine-year veteran K9 from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has passed away after battling cancer.

Baby cow found in Richmond gets adopted

A baby cow found in Richmond has found its forever home.

Legend Brewing Company introducing new ale featuring dog adopted from Richmond SPCA

As part of Be Kind To Animals Week, Legend Brewing Company is debuting the release of a new ale featuring a dog adopted from the Richmond SPCA.

Richmond SPCA needs donations for cat food, supplies

Richmond SPCA announced on their Facebook page that they are in need of donations for cat food and cat supplies.

Virginia can do better for local dogs destined for experimentation

Dogs from Envigo have been used in experiments in which their corneas were wounded to the point of ulceration and puppies were injected with steroids and then killed and dissected.

VCU medical students volunteer to babysit, pet-sit for VCU healthcare workers

Over 90 VCU medical students are volunteering to babysit and pet-sit for healthcare workers at VCU.

Third positive rabies case confirmed in Henrico

The third positive rabies case in Henrico of 2020 has been confirmed.

  NBC12 celebrates National Pet Day

The response we got was overwhelming with over 1,000 pictures!

Agencies collaborate to create map of pet food pantries in the state

Because of the general shutdown, many folks may have a harder time trying to feed their families. That might also include their pets.

Richmond Animal Care and Control creates food bank for pets

Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) creates a food bank for pet owners and their pets who are struggling financially to feed their pets.

Richmond Animal Care and Control closing due to coronavirus concerns

Richmond Animal Care and Control is closing until at least March 27 due to coronavirus concerns.

Legislators pass ban on tethering dogs in extreme weather

Virginia lawmakers have passed legislation that would prohibit the tethering of dogs outside during extreme weather.

RACC teams up with Fox’s Pizza Den to help get animals adopted

On the pizza boxes, there will be a flier featuring an adoptable animal at RACC.

Richmond SPCA will be waiving all adoption fees through Sunday

“Leaping for Love” is a special adoption promotion to celebrate 2020 being a leap year.

Horse tests positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1 in Central Va.

A horse in Central Virginia has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1, which is the virus that causes Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy.

Shelter dog euthanasia numbers dropping in Virginia

Euthanasia numbers of shelter dogs have decreased by 63% in the last seven years in Virginia. According to data published by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 8,173 dogs were euthanized in Virginia shelters in 2019.

Good Vibes Needed: RACC caring for puppy unable to use his legs

The Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) says they received a sad puppy who’s possibly suffering from swimmer syndrome.

Danville cat shot with arrow recovering, up for adoption

The Danville Area Humane Society says a cat found in January with an arrow in her has survived and is up for adoption.

  Richmond Ambulance Authority equipping vehicles with pet masks

Having the right equipment to treat victims of smoke inhalation can often save those people from a trip to the hospital and that goes for animals as well, but far too often emergency crews don’t have the specific equipment necessary to treat cats and dogs that are suffering from smoke inhalation.

Staunton-area boxer gets Best of Working Group at Westminster

A boxer dog with ties to the Shenandoah Valley is leaving New York City with two more titles to add to her credentials.

Richmond SPCA holding dog kissing booth fundraiser

Smooch a pooch at the Richmond SPCA for a good cause!

Crews rescue elderly beagle from underground wreckage

Henry's family went looking for him when he didn't return from a bathroom break, and they heard the dog barking beneath the ground.

Augusta County woman and her 2 dogs are headed to Masters Agility Championship at Westminster

An Augusta County woman is New York City-bound for the first time in her life and it’s for a big competition.

Richmond cat will be featured in Hallmark Channel’s Kitty Bowl

“Smushie”, a cat from Richmond, will be featured in Hallmark Channel’s Kitty Bowl.