WRIC 8 is reporting that more than 1,100 people have now signed the SPCA’s petition to bring an animal adoption center into Short Pump Town Center.
The petition begins:
Bringing pet adoptions to Short Pump Town Center would increase the mall’s appeal to pet lovers throughout the Greater Richmond region by making a substantial contribution to the Richmond SPCA’s work to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. Currently, the local non-profit places more than 3,500 orphaned animals in loving homes annually, primarily from our Robins-Starr Humane Center on Hermitage Road. A second adoption center within the popular and stylish Short Pump Town Center would increase the visibility for wonderful animals who long for and patiently await an individual or family to take them home. Placing an adoption center in such a high-traffic area has the potential to exponentially increase the number of cats and dogs whose lives we save each year.