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Dogs Need Foster Homes During SPCA Renovation

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - Dozens of dogs will soon need temporary foster homes and the Richmond SPCA needs your help.

Usually animals at the SPCA have a nice place to stay until they're adopted, but construction is about to change how things are done.

The dog adoption center at the Richmond SPCA is about to undergo a big makeover. The paint is crumbling, cages are broken and problems are popping up all the time.

"It's the largest construction project that we have had since we moved into this building," says CEO Robin Starr. "We have a significant amount of damage that occurred during the earthquake. You can see a place in the floor that's actually a hole right there and, of course, when you clean that then the water gets under the epoxy and begins to lift it up.

The SPCA will continue to operate during construction, so the dogs will be placed in temporary foster homes.

The construction will take about two months and dozens of foster homes will be needed but the ultimate goal is to give dogs a permanent home where they can stay forever.

Once the project is complete, the animals will return back if they haven't been adopted.

The goal is to make the facility nicer for all who visit and live here.

"If we can keep moving these pets into good homes, we can continue to use the space that we have to take more out of the government shelters."

The SPCA hopes to have the project complete by March.

Dogs will still be adopted out during this time. The cat area is not affected by the renovation.


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