Madelyn’s Friends Foundation

Madelyn’s Friends Foundation, or MFFRVA, is a greater Richmond area non-profit. Our sole purpose is to help fund emergency and specialty care for animals whose caregivers cannot afford it. We first heard of Phoenix’s situation when Ring Dog Rescue contacted us to see if we could help. We are pleased to say we were able to provide a significant amount of money to help pay for Phoenix’s ongoing treatment. Like us on Facebook and check out our site frequently ( for updates and future success stories. We would like to thank Ring Dog Rescue for giving us this opportunity to help Phoenix…

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The humane alternative: No-kill shelters – Op Ed in newspaper

Please take a look at this piece in this weeks paper – link below.  You can check out No Kill Hampton Roads at and see the stats for local shelters (be sure and read the foot notes). Our Facebook page is I hope you will “like” and “share” it widely. The humane alternative: No-kill shelters on Page B9 of Sunday, December 09, 2012 issue of The Virginian-Pilot

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RDR teams up with Chesterfield County Animal Shelter

Ring Dog Rescue has teamed up with Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, to get pit bull type dogs adopted! The first 10 approved applications wishing to adopt a “Pit Bull Type” dog; Ring Dog Rescue will pay the $60 adoption fee. The adopted dogs will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, and implanted with a microchip. Please consider adopting a homeless Pit Bull Type dog into your family, today! There are many to pick from in all colors, shapes and sizes. This promotion is only valid for adult dogs, to approved applicants. Chesterfield County Animal Shelter is located at 9300…

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Massachusetts bans breed specific legislation AND the gas chamber!

In a landmark move by the state of Massachusetts, animal advocates everywhere are celebrating a major win: the ban of gas chambers as a method of euthanizing dogs and cats, and the ban of breed specific legislation. Thanks to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Advocacy team and countless animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, dog owners, animal control officers and officials, a new animal control bill was introduced and passed. Continue reading…

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Adoptables: Rocky

Meet Rocky!  He is 3 ½ years old. Rocky has been good with the kids he has met and spent time with, and loves to snuggle!  Rocky is very... more

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