Richmond Animal Care & Control (RACC) was established as the first city pound June 5, 1902 and since then it has served as the only open admission public shelter in the City of Richmond. We provide humane care for more than 3,000 stray, injured, abused and relinquished pets a year that require immediate care. As an open admission shelter RACC takes in every animal in need in the City of Richmond- including animals that are severely injured or behaviorally unsound. We believe that every life is worth trying to save and we are committed to putting work behind those words.
Since 1979, Richmond Animal League has been finding homes for homeless dogs and cats in the Richmond area. Believing in the no-kill philosophy since the beginning, we are the area’s oldest no-kill shelter.
The Richmond SPCA, founded in 1891, is a no-kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. The organization saves the lives of more than 3,700 homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 350 cats and dogs daily. The Richmond SPCA is not affiliated with any other private animal welfare organization or SPCA but has transfer relationships with several area city and county shelters, whereby it transfers animals from the municipal shelter to its own Robins-Starr Humane Center to be placed up for adoption. The Richmond SPCA operates the full-service Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital, a free behavior helpline and offers pet behavior classes, children’s educational services and numerous volunteer programs.
St. Francis Humane Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization committed to finding permanent, responsible, and loving homes for animals, while working to prevent cruelty, relieve suffering, and to promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals.