Dogs displaced by February tornadoes finding hope at the Richmond SPCA

(Photos: Richmond SPCA)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Some dogs displaced by February’s tornado outbreak are now in the care of the Richmond SPCA.

Missy and Jake’s family lost their Appomattox home, and they ended up in Surry County following the devastating severe weather.

(Photo: Richmond SPCA)
(Photo: Richmond SPCA)

The dogs arrived in Richmond within the past few days, and they have been treated for heart worms and had other veterinary care.

“The Surry County Animal Shelter did a great job of reaching out to other organizations and shelters, and the Richmond SPCA was the one that stepped up for these two,” explains Richmond SPCA Director of Communications Tabitha Treloar.  “Those networks and partnerships are so vital for saving lives.”

Treloar adds heart worm treatment can be dangerous for the dogs and is very costly for animal rescue groups.  The Richmond SPCA has already taken in 87 dogs with heart worms so far this fiscal year, and that number is more than all of last year.

Jake is already available for adoption. The Richmond SPCA veterinary team is addressing a few more issues with Missy before clearing her for adoption.

If you would like to donate to Jake and Missy’s care or other animals being treated for heartworms, call (804) 521-1308 or follow this link: www.richmondspca.org/heart

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