Posts Tagged Animal Welfare

Virginia is a Leader in Saving Animals’ Lives


Brittany Pierri, with the Richmond SPCA, is pictured with Jake Roos of Norfolk Animal Care Center. The Norfolk facility transfers animals to the Richmond facility. (Credit: Richmond SPCA)

Across Virginia fewer dogs and cats are being killed at shelters than ever before. In fact, 88% of dogs and cats in shelters now avoid euthanization. But animal welfare advocates want more. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Congress Votes to Defund Dog Experiments at Richmond’s VA Hospital


Dave Brat

Virginia Congressman Dave Brat sponsored the legislation to strip funding from painful experiments on dogs happening in Richmond’s VA Hospital. ( Credit J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Richmond has come under fire for using dogs in painful medical testing. Now a Congressman has stepped in to eliminate funding for the program. Mallory Noe- Payne has more.


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