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$1 Million National Spay/Neuter Grant Program from PetSmart Charities

Cats & Pit Bull Terriers Will Benefit from Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries PHOENIX (January 25, 2012) — PetSmart Charities®, the country’s largest funder of spay/neuter efforts, has announced a new $1 million national spay/neuter grant program aimed at saving the lives of pets that have the highest risk of being euthanized due to overcrowding in shelters: cats and pit bull terriers. Continue reading…

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The ASPCA awarded us with a generous grant!

Ring Dog has just received a grant, from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to provide proper care for dogs seized from puppy mills, fighting raids and cruelty cases — we are EXTREMELY grateful!!! Without these critical funds, our ability to continue operating, as we have over the past 6 years, was threatened. This year alone we’ve taken on 30 cases of heartworms, 5 orthopedic surgeries, 12 dog fighting case dogs, plus countless emergency and regular vet visits. Thank you, ASPCA, for awarding these urgently needed funds to our organization.

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Animal Welfare Institute Announces 2011 Schweitzer Awards

This is an extremely prestigious award, and it has been awarded to Richmond, Virginia’s own Michelle Welch. Without her continued work in animal welfare, the Commonwealth of Virginia would not be one of the leading states on animal welfare issues, laws and prosecutions of animal abusers! Ring Dog Rescue wants to officially congratulate Michelle on this most deserved award!  Wednesday, November 9, 2011Washington, D.C. — On Monday, November 14, 2011, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, who heads the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, will present the Animal Welfare institute’s (AWI) Albert Schweitzer Award to three outstanding…

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Pit Bull dies after being shot

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A beloved family dog was shot and killed in his own backyard. His owners said four and a half-year old Cooper was shot four times on Saturday night. The pit bull’s injuries were so devastating; they had to put him down. Just before midnight Saturday, Richmond Police officers got a call for random gunfire. When they got to the scene, they found a woman clinging to her dying dog. It is a loss almost too difficult to bear. “He was a real big part of the family,” explained Kaitlen Roane. “I feel like I’m mourning the…

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Adoptables: Biko

Biko is an impossibly happy young man, despite everything that he has been through so far in his year and a half on the planet.... more

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