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.

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

Richmond SPCA will be waiving all adoption fees through Sunday

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

Shelter dog euthanasia numbers dropping in Virginia

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

Danville cat shot with arrow recovering, up for adoption

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  Richmond Ambulance Authority equipping vehicles with pet masks

Staunton-area boxer gets Best of Working Group at Westminster

Richmond SPCA holding dog kissing booth fundraiser

Crews rescue elderly beagle from underground wreckage

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

Richmond cat 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

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

RACC says it had 91% save rate in 2019

25 lbs. cat available for adoption at Chesterfield shelter

Petco Foundation donates $1,000 to Richmond canine rescue

  RACC surpasses #TeamTommie license plates goal

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.

Rats learn how to drive cars at University of Richmond

Rats are learning how to drive tiny cars at University of Richmond.

  Rescue dog inspires children’s book, proceeds help other pups in need

The dog's owner said she never thought she'd be an author, but changed her mind after she met DD.

Transformation Tuesday: RACC treats dogs with overgrown fur

Two dogs got a new “leash” on life thanks to Richmond Animal Care and Control.

  ’She’s very well behaved:’ Petersburg family battles to keep pet pig

Lizzy is a 3-year-old miniature spotted pot-bellied pig, and a part of the Mckee family. Petersburg Animal Control said the pig is considered livestock and not allowed in a residential area.

Disabled animals calendar to feature dogs from Virginia

The dogs were chosen as part of a contest that saw several disabled animals, including cats, goats and a chicken all vying for the honor.

Missing tortoise in Dinwiddie is back home

Animal Control updated its Facebook page on Friday morning that “Frank is home!”

SPCA waives pet adoption fees through Saturday

The special event is in honor of CEO Robin Starr’s retirement.

  ‘Tommie’s Beer’ to help RACC care for animals in need

Three Notch'd brewing beer to benefit Richmond Animal Care and Control.

Florence man rescues beagle tied to tree during Hurricane Dorian

A passerby came to the rescue of a little beagle who he said was tied to a tree and shivering as Hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

Richmond SPCA offering 2-for-1 cat adoptions

Richmond SPCA adopted 81 animals for Clear the Shelters Aug. 17, but still has quite a few animals in need of homes.

Former employee says Virginia shelter mistreated animals

Virginia State Police are investigating an animal shelter after a former employee accused it of treating animals inhumanely, including unnecessarily euthanizing some.

  Animals displaced by Hurricane Dorian arrive in Richmond

Richmond SPCA is asking for donations through its Facebook page to house the animals and treat their medical needs.

  Injured kitten that was thrown from vehicle loses leg

This is the second recent incident in which kittens were thrown out of cars and onto the freeway, with another incident last week in Louisa county.

  PHOTOS: Celebrating National Dog Day

It's time to show off your furry friends!

  ’It breaks my heart’: Pit bull puppy stolen from Richmond home

A 14-week-old pit bull puppy named Tobias was stolen from his dog crate in Richmond.

Shelter dog with cancer treated to ice cream party

RAL said Bebe is a calm, well-behaved pup that acts more like a cat and is hoping to place him a home soon to get him out of the shelter, which is causing him a lot of stress.

RACC to hold yard sale Sept. 13-14

Richmond Animal Care and Control received enough goods for its June yard sale that it needs to hold a second one.

More than 70 pets rescued from fire at Va. pet resort

More than 70 pets were rescued from a fire at a pet resort in Charlottesville.

  Dozens of animals across central Va. get adopted through Clear the Shelters event

Several shelters around central Virginia participated.

  Paws to Swim offers safe environment for dogs to swim and play

In Richmond, there is a safe alternative where dogs can go to briefly escape the dog days of summer by splashing around in the water and getting quite a workout while doing it.

  Virginia dog dies after contracting disease from river

An Albemarle County dog is dead after contracting a bacterial disease from the Rivanna River.

‘Paddle for Pups’ to benefit parvo treatment at RACC

A $30 donation to RACC is required to participate and includes an event T-shirt. Registration is open through Sept. 13.

  Pet owners on alert for toxic algae after NC dog deaths

Three dogs died after exposure to a toxic blue green algae bloom in North Carolina.

7 Tips for bringing home a new dog

So you’ve decided to adopt a dog, and you have all the supplies you need, but are you really prepared?

Adopting a dog? These are the 11 things you’ll need

Are you considering adopting a new dog? Here’s a great list of things you’ll need to get you started shopping for your new best friend!

A warning to pet owners: toxic algae kills three dogs in matter of hours

A hot summer evening in Wilmington was made a little cooler for three dogs when their loving owners brought them to a nearby pond to play and swim Thursday night. Just hours later all three dogs were dead, their owner’s lives now shattered.

Cats named Yin, Yang can ‘bring balance’ to their adopter

While the cats have fewer eyes than normal, they also have more toes than normal because Yang is polydactyl.

RACC removes 7.6-pound mass from stray dog’s hip

RACC commented on its Facebook page that the mass could be cancerous, but hasn’t confirmed that.

  Woman requests to adopt dogs with most seniority and special needs from NC shelter

Leslie walked into the Asheville Humane Society July 24 with a question and a request: “Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs? I’m here to take them both home with me.”

Dog blood drive held at Richmond veterinary clinic

Donor animals will receive a free annual vet exam and blood screening, plus “affection and treats.”

Chesterfield rat mascot gets a new rat friend

Animal Services said Rizzo is dumbo rat, which is identifiable by its big ears.

Puppies exposed to rabies in Sussex County

Two to three puppies were picked up and the Department of Health said the animals and their owners are safe.

Lost dog rescued after 11 days in Shenandoah National Park

Flyers posted around the park said Max went missing July 4. He was found July 15.

  RACC seizes 7 dogs in animal neglect investigation

Seven dogs have been seized from a home on Richmond’s southside, after a concerned citizen reached out to Richmond Animal Care and Control about a dog that was tied up outside in extreme heat.

  30 cats from Louisiana shelter brought to Richmond

Richmond SPCA will provide the cats with medical treatment and then place them up for adoption.

Animal Control issues warning about pets in hot cars

Signs of heat stroke in a pet include heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, unsteadiness, staggering gait, vomiting and a deep red or purple tongue.

RACC locates owner of rescued tortoise

RACC said it loves its newest non-furry friend, but is looking for the animal’s owner.

RACC sets record with 71 adoptions Wednesday

RACC said summer is an active time for the shelter and it is currently at capacity with 444 pets in its care.

  5 tips for keeping your pet safe on the 4th of July

If you do choose to see the fireworks, we have a full list of places you can go on the 12 About Town page.

Feline feast: Anonymous donation helps feed RACC animals

RACC said an anonymous donor gifted it a $500 gift card to Pet Valu that was spent on several stacks of kitty cuisine.