Being a displaced Richmond native, I have a special place in my heart for the Richmond SPCA. I watched them grow up. They are now one of the nicest no-kill shelters on the east coast.
I am on their email list and follow them even though I now live outside of Washington DC. This morning I got a blurb about how they are doing free kitty fixings! Here's the info:
Special Smoky's Spay/Neuter Clinic Offer
Our Smoky's Spay/Neuter clinic performed an amazing 13,000 free and low-cost surgeries in 2008. These surgeries are a vitally important part of our efforts to reduce the pet overpopulation problem in our community. We're starting the new year with a goal to meet or top that amazing feat and are offering free spay and neuter surgeries for all owned cats through March 31, 2009. Feral cat surgeries remain free as always. This offer is open to cats whose owners live in the City of Richmond or the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland. There are no income restrictions and kittens weighing 2 pounds or more qualify. Appointments may be scheduled online or by calling 804-521-1300. Please note that appointments for feral cats may not be scheduled online.
I think it's absolutely fabulous that they offer a free clinic for folks to get their furry felines spayed/neutered. It's even better that they spay/neuter feral cats for free!
Please pass along this information to anyone in the Richmond, VA area who might be able to take advantage of this and if you can, send them a small donation for their great efforts animal rescue.
Their slogan is "Every life is precious" and boy do they mean it.