Who We Are
Tiny Paws RVA is a non profit kitten rescue in the Richmond, Virginia area. We are foster based, meaning instead of public location we have a dedicated team of people fostering kittens in their homes.
We focus the majority of our efforts on neonatal kittens that require bottle feeding, sick kittens that require extra care and support, and under socialized kittens. We do accept other animals on a case by case basis. This includes, but is not limited to, puppies and small dogs and small mammals.
Our primary mission is to recue animals in need, vet and rehabilitate them, then adopt them into loving forever homes, all while educating the public on animal welfare.
In addition to rescuing animals, we strive to educate the general public on animal welfare issues in our community, including TNR, the rescue community at large, and the impact we can have on the overpopulation issues.
Lastly, we hope to be able to grow Tiny Paws RVA to be able to help members of the community with their pets through advice, counseling, and aid in various forms in order to help community members keep their well loved pets if they are able instead of rehoming them or surrendering them to a shelter.
What We Do
Animals come to us from a variety of ways. We take in kittens found by the general public, from people working in TNR who have found kittens, from shelters in need of transfer partners, and through various other channels.
When we bring kittens into our rescue, we do a full intake assessment, then place them in a foster home. They are fully vetted before going up for adoption. This means every kitten is treated for fleas and parasites, receives at least 2 rounds of vaccines, is tested for FIV/FELV, is seen by our vet, and is spayed or neutered before being placed up for adoption.
We are entirely volunteer run, and rely off donations from the public to allow us to do what we do.
-To rescue and rehabilitate kittens in need of help.
-To place kittens in loving adoptive homes.
-To rescue and rehabilitate other animals as able.
-To reduce the amount of homeless pets in our community through rescue, education, adoption, and spay and neuter efforts.
-To educate our community on animal welfare.
-To provide resources for pet owners facing hardships that are hoping to keep their pets.