Operation Silent Night with Richmond Animal League

December 6, 2019
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Update 12.10.2019:

A note from Richmond Animal League:

"Richmond Animal League is four days into our extended holiday adoption event, Operation Silent Night! Due to space made by adoptions so far, 15 animals have already been welcomed to RAL from partnering animal controls. See photos attached of the 4 dogs and mom cat with 2 kittens who arrived yesterday. 

Since Friday, 28 pets have also been adopted!"

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An event that began as a crazy idea in 2011 is now entering its 9th year, with a hope to find homes for homeless pets in Central Virginia this holiday season. Operation Silent Night is a holiday adoption event that enables RAL to ensure that every animal is home for the holidays.

During the event, fees for all adult dogs, adult cats, and kittens will be reduced to $10.

Dibs is at @virginiathismorning to talk about Operation Silent Night (starting TOMORROW!). And he met Father Christmas! Dibs had a long chat with him and asked for all kinds of wonderful things, including homes for all the homeless pet --

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Operation Silent Night hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday, 12pm to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.

On the last day of OSN, December 23rd, we will only have scheduled adoption appointments and no walk-ins.

The 2018 Luminary Ceremony will be held on December 23rd, the final evening of Operation Silent Night. The event will begin at 5:30pm with the lighting of the luminaries. Guests are welcome to walk around and visit the shelter. The ceremony will start at 6:00pm.

Purchase a luminary here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/RichmondAnimalLeague/luminary2019....

Those pets not adopted by December 23rd will be placed in a loving foster home for the holidays. To learn more about fostering a pet for the holidays, email Andi at Andi@ral.org.

To learn more about Operation Silent Night, visit https://www.ral.org/operation_silent_night/