Richmond Animal League Wants to Draw A Pet for You

March 26, 2020
kat simons

In response to the threat of COVID-19 and in an attempt add levity, spread joy, and raise critical funds for pets in need, Richmond Animal League staff want to draw pets for you – for a small donation. They can’t promise that the drawings will be great, or even good, but they’ll be full of love and heart and 100% of the donation will go towards helping pets in need.

This is a fun way to raise seriously needed funds.

While all pets at Richmond Animal League are currently in foster care, RAL staff is in constant communication with their 26 animal control partners throughout Central Virginia. For the past few days, RAL staff have been checking in with each partner to determine how many pets are in each shelter’s care, which pets they need help placing into rescue, and what other supplies or assistance RAL can offer. Today, in response to those needs, two RAL staff members loaded up
the RAL van to help.

Here’s what happened:

“One rural animal control partner was critically full of dogs and cats, and also needed pet food. RAL’s Executive Director Elizabeth Thomas and a clinic staff member loaded up the RAL van with bags of dry dog and cat food and empty crates, and headed down to the partnering shelter. They were able to give them food and take five large adult dogs and a cat from this shelter. Thankfully another shelter was also able to help and pulled dogs from them as well,” said Kaicee Robertson of of RAL. (Attached are pictures of the pets on their way back to RAL). The RAL team was also able to drop food off to another animal control partner, pick up a critically sick bottle baby kitten from a third partner, AND pick up a deaf and blind cat and an adult dog from a fourth shelter.

“Everyone is facing tough time right now. This is the time to help however we can. It’s time to get creative, think outside the box, and be there for each other. Now more than ever, smaller, rural animal controls and the animals in these shelters need our help,” said Kaicee Robertson of RAL. Donations, foster homes, and adopters all directly impact and save the lives of the nine dog and cats who arrived at RAL today. Thank you to our incredibly generous and supportive Richmond
community. Photos from RAL on the above days are attached. Follow RAL on social media continue to help animals in need, no matter where you are.

Facebook: Richmond Animal League.

Instagram: @ralpics.

Tik Tok: @richmondanimalleague.

Photos and information about adoptable pets and fostering opportunities can be found online at

Questions and request for additional information should be directed to Kaicee Roberton or 804-601-3638.