Richmond Police teaming up with RACC to hold supply drive in memory of ‘Tommie’


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police is partnering with Richmond Animal Care and Control to host a food and supplies drive in memory of ‘Tommie,’ the beloved pit bull who died Friday morning after being set on fire and abandoned in a Richmond park last week. 

The ‘Tommie Community Food Drive’ will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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There will be a drop off box in the lobby of the Richmond Police 4th Precinct, located at 2219 Chamberlayne Avenue.

Some of the items needed are dog and cat food, towels, Lysol wipes, Ziploc size gallon bags, tough Nylabone or Kong Toys, cat litter, peanut butter and Gerber chicken flavored baby food. 

RACC is taking donations as well. You can donate here. A reward fund has also been started that will be offered to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who set Tommie on fire. Gifts can be made online; put REWARD in the notes or mail to RACCF, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222 with REWARD in the memo.

“Please know that donations made to this reward — if not awarded — will support direct emergency vet costs for other RACC animals in critical need,” RACC said. 

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