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Richmond City Council and Richmond Animal Care and Control

Hello! Below is a copy of the message the RSPCA sent yesterday evening to their online supporters that reside in the City regarding the reassignment of RAC&C. Please share it with anyone you know who also lives in the City and would be willing to write his or her Council representative or attend Monday’s meeting of Council. It is vitally important that there are folks to speak against the City Administration’s proposals. Thank you for your help and support! On Monday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at City Hall (900 E. Broad St., 2nd Floor), Richmond City Council will discuss…

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Governor McDonnell Amends Bill to Prohibit Breed Based Euthanization of Dogs in Public Animal Shelters–As Attorney General, McDonnell Issued Official

The House is supposed to vote on the amended bill TODAY. The session starts at noon but we don’t know when the vote on this bill will come up. There should be a calendar posted soon (http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?101+cal+CAL) to at least see the order in which the bills will be presented. You can also watch the session online – there’s a live stream posted at http://legis.state.va.us/streaming/hod_streams/hod_session_streaming.html. It is also important that you contact your Delegate and Senator and ask him or her to vote for this amendment. To find out who they are, go to http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openform and fill out the form….

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Justices Void Law Banning Videos of Animal Cruelty

Yesterday was a sad day for those of us who care about the life and well-being of animals. The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a federal law that made it a crime to create or sell dogfight videos and other depictions of animal cruelty. You can read the full article here http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/21/us/21scotus.html but the long and short of it is this…The Supreme Court of the United States said that the law had created “a criminal prohibition of alarming breadth” and that the government’s aggressive defense of the law was “startling and dangerous. The existing law, Chief Justice Roberts wrote,…

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the Richmond Daily Beast Launches!

April 19, 2010 The Richmond Daily Beast officially launches! What do you do when you find a stray dog with no collar or tags? How do you spread the word that your own dog is missing? Where can you go to adopt a homeless dog or cat? Where can you find a list of animal rescue groups in the Richmond area? What’s the best thing to do when you rescue an injured bird? Navigating the many local lost and found pet listings, animal rescue web sites, and myriad other animal-related resources could be easier. That’s the purpose of Richmond Daily…

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Adoptables: Sherman

Sherman is a sweet, handsome and eager-to-please boy, approximately 1 year old.  He is housebroken & crate trained, and rides in the car like a... more

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