Richmond Animal League (RAL) is Richmond, Virginia’s oldest nonprofit, no-kill organization, committed to saving lives by providing hope, help and homes for animals in need. Founded in 1979, RAL's main goal is to reduce euthanasia rates in Central Virginia by transporting pets from partnering animal control agencies. RAL provides temporary housing, medical treatment, sterilization, and quality care to over 2,000 companion animals each year until they are adopted into permanent loving homes. Richmond Animal League also provides low-cost spay and neuter services at the Loving Spay & Neuter Clinic to pet owners throughout the state.
Richmond Animal League (RAL)’s Grey Muzzle grant will be used to provide a more extensive "Senior Screening," including a CBC, general health profile, urinalysis, and thyroid test and preventative care package aimed at identifying senior pet needs and reducing apprehension about adopting a senior dog. As a result, it will decrease senior dogs’ length of stay to less than 30 days while continuing to increase the number senior dogs rescued each year.