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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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Canine Good Citizen & Natl Pit Bull Awareness Day

Started in 1989, the Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/program.cfm Ring Dog Rescue is working to promote responsible pet ownersip and basic good manners for dogs in Richmond and the surrounding communities by offering Canine Good Citizen Testing on Sat. Oct. 22, 2011 at the Chesterfield County…

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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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