On January 8, 2007, Richmond's mayor and council voted unanimously to make the Richmond Animal Protection Society their new partner in caring for the homeless animals of our city.
RAPS is a registered charity that rescues and cares for homeless and abandoned animals.
We are a no-kill shelter. We take in surrendered animals from Richmond provided they are healthy. If your pet is ill, please bring him to a veterinarian for medical treatment as we are unable to provide free veterinary services.
We also operate an additional shelter with over 800 cats on No. 6 Rd. This shelter is currently full, can we cannot take animals from the general public. For more information about this other shelter, click here.
Adopting a friend
If you would like to adopt an animal, the animal viewing hours and adoption hours are as follows:
Monday-Friday, 12 to 5:30 p.m
Weekends, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Come Visit Us!
If you would like to visit the shelter, the hours of operation are:
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.