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Last Updated: 2016-02-05

Richmond Animal Welfare Foundation

Richmond Animal Welfare Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides resources to Richmond Animal Care & Control (RACC) to help increase adoptions and improve the quality of life of pets in its care. The Foundation was established in 2005 after a study conducted by the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) determined Richmond Animal Care & Control may see an increase in animals when the Richmond SPCA became a limited admission/no-kill facility. RACC is the only open admission animal shelter in the city servicing over 3,000 animals per year that need immediate care. Today, RAWF supports the costs of critical emergency care and a part time trainer/behaviorist.

Recent Success Stories:

Help contribute to the success!

Help us save lives. Your contribution directly and immediately makes a positive difference in the life of homeless pets in need. Your donation is tax deductible; you will receive a receipt for your contribution. Double your donation by checking with you human resources department to see if your company will match your gift. (EIN# 54-2017201)

Donations are accepted online or you may mail a check or money order to:

Richmond Animal Welfare Foundation
c/o Richmond AC&C
1600 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23222

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RAWF also maintains an Amazon Wish List. See what the dogs and cats at Richmond Animal Care and Control are hoping to receive.

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Meet Mollie!

Mollie Norville is the RAWF sponsored dog trainer/behaviorist at RACC. Mollie is certified through Animal Behavior College and has been working at the shelter for almost 2 years. She does the behavior testing at RACC that determines suitability for adoption. Her specialty is working with fear aggressive and high energy dogs and is very experienced with trick and obedience training and behavior modification. Molly owns 2 dogs (1 from RACC) and lives in Richmond. Initial funding to support a trainer/behaviorist at Richmond Animal Care and Control was provided via a grant from Maddie’s Fund.

Contact Mollie Norville at 804-836-3595, or online at


Contact Information:

Animal Care & Control
City of Richmond
1600 Chamberlayne Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222 USA
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Phone: (804)646-5573
Fax:      (804)646-5586

    Monday - Friday
      (804) 646-5573
    After Hours & Weekends

    CLOSED:   Mon. & Tue.
    Adoptions: (804)646-5575
        Wed.-Fri. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
        Sat.           Noon to 5 p.m.
        Sun.          Noon to 4 p.m.

    Animal Control Officer

RACC Wishlist!
Blankets & towels,
Cat & Dog beds,
Kongs Meat flavored
  baby food (for kittens),
Canned kitten & cat food
  (any brand),
English slip leads,
Crates (all sizes).

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