Pets

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.

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

Hanover Co. to hold rabies vaccination clinic

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

Virginia Wildlife Center asking for donations to feed black bear cubs

Fifth rabies case in Henrico confirmed

Animal rights activists question Virginia Tech’s dog purchases

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

RACC looking for owners of lost pigeons

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

Henrico Kroger location to hold pet adoption event

Paraplegic kitten being cared for at Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

‘Dollars for Dogs’ fundraiser to benefit Henrico Humane Society

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

Animal control reminds everyone not to leave pets in vehicles

Virginia law prohibits keeping dogs tethered outside in extreme weather

Wildlife Center of Virginia recommends keeping house cats indoors

Baby cow found in Richmond goes into foster care

Fairfax County police finds 65 pound alligator 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.

Hanover County providing rabies vaccines Saturday

The clinic is from 9am-noon at the East Hanover Rescue Squad in Mechanicsville

‘Mean’ duck gets adopted from RACC

A “mean” duck has found its forever home after being adopted from Richmond Animal Care and Control.

Rescued Barred Owl, other birds of prey needs donations for food

A rescued Barred Owl and other birds of prey at the Richmond Wildlife Center needs donations for food.

Chesterfield dog debuts in Puppy Bowl

Rooster, a 14-week-old American Bulldog Staffordshire Terrier from Chesterfield, will be in the Puppy Bowl 2020 competition.

More than 10,000 lbs. of food donated to Richmond SPCA

Furry animals at the Richmond SPCA are having a good start to the year after 10,000 pounds of food was donated by Southern States Cooperative.

  500-pound blind pig named Oscar relocates to Chesterfield animal rescue

Chesterfield County animal control stepped in to help an overweight pig find a new home.

RACC says it had 91% save rate in 2019

Donations made to the RACC Foundation also allowed for 678 animals to receive emergency or specialized care.

25 lbs. cat available for adoption at Chesterfield shelter

Nine-year-old Emma is a hefty girl weighing 25 pounds.

Petco Foundation donates $1,000 to Richmond canine rescue

FETCH a Cure’s Pixie’s Pen Pals was selected based on a submission from one of its adopters

  RACC surpasses #TeamTommie license plates goal

If 450 license plates are sold, the General Assembly has to approve them in the 2020 session.

Pot-bellied pig, ferret available for adoption at RACC

The adoption fee for either of them is $25.

Richmond Police welcome new K9

Officer Rotondi and K9 Dozer were certified in December.

Reduced adoption fees at Richmond SPCA for adult cats

Adoption fees for adult cats over the age of six months are reduced by 50 percent through December 31.

What pet owners should know this holiday season

As family and friends travel home for the holidays, there are more pet-friendly travel options than ever before.

Holiday portraits in exchange for animal shelter donations

Dog owners can get a festive photo by participating in the Christmas Drive for the Hanover Animal Control and Shelter

’Narwhal’ staying with rescue; role as therapy dog

The extra feature isn't causing any complications.

Hanover holding rabies vaccination clinic Dec. 14

Hanover Animal Control is holding a rabies vaccination clinic on Dec. 14 to help make it easier for pet owners to get their animals vaccinated.

Volunteers fly deformed baby pig to animal hospital for help

A deformed baby pig that was born on a farm in Virginia has been flown to veterinary hospital in Pennsylvania for medical treatment

Louisa County Sheriff’s Office teams up with area animal shelter this winter

With temperatures getting colder, the Louisa County Sheriff's Office has some tips on how to keep your furry friends warm this season. That chilly weather can mean more pets needing to be taken into the shelter.

Don’t feed pets these Thanksgiving foods

Some dishes may be tasty for humans, but not healthy for pets

RACC looking for fosters for Thanksgiving

Richmond Animal Care and Control doesn’t want anyone to spend Thanksgiving alone, including their shelter pets.

Dead raccoon tests positive for rabies after coming in contact with dogs

A raccoon has tested positive for rabies after it came in contact with a dog in Henrico County.

Henrico Animal Shelter in desperate need of newspapers

Henrico police said the shelter was running out and is asking anyone to donate.

RACC waives fees for US service members

A military ID or DD214 is required.

  Tommie Fund to help animal shelters across Va.

The group posted to social media that T-shirt sales alone helped raise nearly $100,000 to create the Tommie Fund.

Shelter takes in 79 cats after hoarding case in southwest Va.

Staff at Angels of Assisi in Roanoke says all of the cats seem to be okay and are now being well taken care of.

  Tips on keeping your pets safe during Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for children and family, but it might not be your pet’s favorite time of year. Here are some tips.

RACC collects donations for dog with rock-filled stomach

Richmond Animal Care and Control is attempting to remove several rocks from a dog’s stomach.