Archives: animals

Balloons’ dangers to wildlife not inflated

In this Q&A, Mark Swingle, director of research and conservation for the Virginia Aquarium, explains why and how balloons are harmful to the environment.

Richmond Zoo home to new (incredibly cute) tapir calf

Get ready to go D’AWWWWWWW

Henrico Animal Protection Unit reports positive rabies case near Skipwith Road

A raccoon that came into contact with a citizen’s dog is now in quarantine.

Animal-related bills pass General Assembly

With the 2014 Virginia General Assembly session officially over, animal activists and lovers around the state can celebrate four major legislative wins.

Bill proposes animal cruelty registry for Virginia

An online animal cruelty registry will be established in the Commonwealth of Virginia this month if Senate Bill 32 is passed.

Local ‘reptile girl’ starts new business for kids to Experience Exotics

As a bored child, Sarah Tiller chased reptiles on family vacations in Florida. She’s now started a business to bring her passion for reptiles to everyone.

RVA Patronage Mob sets its sight on the Richmond SPCA

A group that helps bring businesses to local stores will now help puppies and kitties!

New Richmond SPCA clinic will provide vet care for low-income households

Beginning next week, the Richmond SPCA will offer low-cost, high-quality veterinary care for low-income households in the Richmond region. The resolve to care for pets of financially-limited owners underscores the shelter’s commitment to Richmond animals.