Richmond SPCA

About Richmond SPCA

The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a non-profit, no-kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. The Richmond SPCA is a national leader in humane care and education, having developed numerous lifesaving programs and services including those dedicated to adoption, rehabilitation, sterilization and education. They save the lives of more than 4,000 homeless animals each year and care for about 350 cats and dogs daily.

The Richmond SPCA is not affiliated with any other private animal welfare organization or SPCA, but regularly transfers pets from local municipal agencies into their care so that they may receive lifesaving treatment and be adopted to loving new homes. Of the more than 4,000 homeless animals in their care each year, they transfer more than 70 percent of them through these relationships. The remaining 30 percent are surrendered to them by their owners.

The Richmond SPCA operates a full-service veterinary clinic, provides free and low-cost spay/neuter and behavior helpline services and offers pet behavior classes, children’s educational programs, a pet pantry and numerous volunteer programs. The full-service, low-cost Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital is available for qualifying low-income individuals and families, as well as to Pets for Patriots members who adopt from the Richmond SPCA.

Adoption Fees Include:

Age-appropriate vaccinations
Packet of discount coupons
Physical exam
Free behavior helpline support
Microchip for permanent identification and 24PetWatch ID tag
Month of free pet insurance
Feline leukemia & FIV test (cats)

Contact Info

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 12pm–5pm
  • Tuesday: 11am–7pm
  • Wednesday: 11am–7pm
  • Thursday: 11am–7pm
  • Friday: 11am–7pm
  • Saturday: 11am–6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm–5pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8am–6pm
  • Tuesday: 8am–6pm
  • Wednesday: 8am–6pm
  • Thursday: 8am–6pm
  • Friday: 8am–6pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


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