Health Benefits of Companion Animals


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Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9s (BARK)

One way you can help yourself and a loving companion out is by adoption.

Here are regulations regarding pet and companion aniaml adoptions, specific to one community.

Not all communities have the same requirements. Please check with your local community before adoption.

The HSUS is committed to creating a safer, kinder world for cats, dogs and other animal companions. We provide legislators, communities, shelters, and pet owners the tools and information they need to eliminate animal cruelty, end the tragedy of pet overpopulation, and provide safe, happy homes for companion animals (and their people).

Animal Control provides for the safety and welfare of the residents.   The department operates a shelter for the care of animals in their custody.   The shelter provides veterinarian care for homeless or unwanted animals until they are adopted or placed with arescue organization.   This facility does not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals.

Richmond Animal League finds 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. Our adoption process is application based, and first-come, first-served. Applications are available for download online, or you can pick one up in person at the shelter.

The Hanover Humane Society was organized in July 1986, and with the support of the public, raised $20,000 toward the construction of the new County Pound, which opened in 1990. Hanover Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizaiton. We are NOT affiliated with Animal Control or the County Pound.

We open this page with a thank you to everyone who has ever donated food, animal supplies, time, money, old blankets, whatever to help a homeless animal. Millions of animals are dying all over the world each and every year. To any rescue organization your donations allow them to continue to rescue and care for some of these animals.

AARF of Richmond, Virginia

AARF is an acronym that stands for Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation. We are a Richmond, Virginia based, non-profit, all volunteer, non-euthanizing organization founded in June of 1993. Our goal is to rescue orphaned animals and place them in loving homes.

Eleventh Hour Foal Haven rescues foals from nurse mare farms.  Nurse mare foals are often put down as the mares were bred to feed and nurture another, more valuable, mare's foal.  We save foals of all breeds, colors, ages and sizes. We are always looking for people to volunteer time, supplies and monetary donations.  We hope to be able to grow our program to save more and more foals every year!

The Richmond SPCA is a non-profit, no-kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. We are a national leader in humane care and education, having developed numerous lifesaving programs and services including those dedicated to adoption, rehabilitation, sterilization and education.

Our goal is to put every rescued horse into a safe and loving home.  We pride ourselves on working with our potential adopters to make that possible.  Our job is not to judge you but to insure that the horse is placed into a safe and loving environment.

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