Thursday, December 18, 2014

2015 Pet Photo Calendar Issued by Richmond Animal Care and Control


~ Mayor, Richmond Fire and Police are featured with pets ~

The City of Richmond’s Department of Animal Care and Control (RACC) has launched a calendar project for 2015 featuring Mayor Dwight Jones, Richmond Fire and Police officials and others. The 2015 RACC Calendar is a fundraising and exposure project and sales from the calendar will go to the RACC shelter for medical/surgery costs.

“Our calendar showcases great places and faces of Richmond, and we believe it will become a sought-after item,” said Christie Chipps Peters, director of RACC. “While we are working to raise funds, we also hope the calendar will help generate more interest in adoptions.”

The calendar features 12 unique photos, with dogs and cats that are available for adoption at RACC. Special locations like the Byrd Theater and the State Capitol are also featured. “I believe there is something for everyone in this calendar, and I’m proud of the effort RACC put forth to produce this,” said Mayor Jones. “I’m collecting a few that I will use as holiday gifts since being at a conference table with Pit Bulls is definitely a first for me.” (See photo below) “We joked during the shoot that the dogs were at City Hall to discuss the number of fire hydrants needed in the city.”

Rachel Day, a recent VCU photography graduate donated her time and talent to the creation of this calendar.  The RACC Calendar goes on sale today, December 10 for $10.00 each. All funds will be handled by the Friends of Richmond Animal Care & Control, a 501c (3) group in the city of Richmond. Please contact Christie Chipps Peters at christie.peters@richmondgov.com to order a copy or stop by RACC at 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, any City Police precinct, Carytown Bicycle Company, or the City’s Department of Public Utilities office on the first floor of City Hall to pick up a few calendars while they last.

RACC is the only open admission public shelter in the city of Richmond. RACC provides humane care for more than 3,000 stray, injured, lost, abused and relinquished pets a year.