2002, a group of friends scattered across Richmond and the surrounding
area decided to form an animal rescue group so they could fulfill
their longtime desire to save as many animals as possible from
being put to death simply because they had become an inconvenience,
or were the offspring of un-spayed and un-neutered animals. .
. the abandoned and homeless. They also hoped to educate the public
about the benefits of spay/neuter whenever possible.
the years since these friends undertook this mission, they and
the people who have joined them have managed to rescue over 4,000
animals. Each of these adoptable pets has become a family member
to their adoptive families.
who works with WECR is an unpaid volunteer. Most of them have
full-time jobs and precious little extra time. They transport
animals from the pounds to foster homes, take them to the vet,
and provide food, litter, toys, and love. They nurse the sick
ones back to health, and cry when they lose even one to illness,
They man adoption stands wherever they can and they interview
prospective adopters, trying to insure the best match for each
animal and each family.
know that as hard as it is emotionally to do these things, they
are helping to save lives one by one, and they don't turn away
when things get difficult.