Operation Silent Night with Richmond Animal League

Richmond Animal League
Photo credit Richmond Animal League

Operation Silent Night (OSN) will begin this year on December 6th. OSN, an initiative of Richmond Animal League (RAL), is a holiday adoption event with a very specific mission in mind; to clear the shelter and find every pet a home for the holidays. This event will feature extended adoption hours and $10 adoption fees from December 6th to December 20th. Once the shelter is clear, OSN will culminate on December 21st with RAL’s Annual Luminary Ceremony at 5:30pm.
Leading up to the Luminary Ceremony, the public can purchase luminaries to honor/remember the pets & people they hold near and dear to their hearts. Luminaries will then fill every inch of Richmond Animal League on Dec. 21st, giving staff, volunteers, and the community the opportunity to take in the beautiful silence of an empty shelter and reflect on the remarkable work we can accomplish together as a community of animal lovers. The Luminary Ceremony is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided thanks to Dog Krazy, this year’s Cookie & Cocoa Sponsor.
OSN Adoption Hours Dec. 6th – Dec. 20th are as follows:
● Tuesday-Friday 12:00-6:00pm
● Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
Not looking to adopt during OSN? Sign up to foster! Any pets not adopted by Dec. 20th will spend the remainder of the holidays in a foster home. Interested in welcoming a shelter pet to spend the holidays with you and your family? Fill out this form and email foster@ral.org with any questions.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Richmond Animal League