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  Remembering Hunter Richardson This Thanksgiving
November 1 - 30, 2014
For the 5th year, the family of 23 year old Hunter Richardson, who was killed by a drunk driver in a pedestrian accident on Thanksgiving weekend 2009, will honor his memory by holding a drive to help both people and pets. Hunter, a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and Virginia Tech, loved people and pets. His family decided the best way to honor his life was to hold an annual drive to help the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Suffolk Humane Society.

Until November 30, people can drop off canned and nonperishable food items as well as pet food and pet related items at several locations throughout Hampton Roads (listed below). Monetary donations are also welcomed by both groups, with checks made payable to either the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, 800 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23504 (to donate online, visit or Suffolk Humane, P. O. Box 5038, Suffolk, VA 23435. Last year, the drive resulted in donating almost 6,000 meals and 5,000 lbs of pet food and supplies, and the family hopes to surpass those numbers this year.

Bennett's Creek Pharmacy
3219 Bridge Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
The Market (at Eclipse)
1604 Bridge Road
Suffolk, VA 23433
North Suffolk Animal Hospital
2897 Bridge Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
Centenary United Methodist Church
3312 Cedar Lane
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Churchland Animal Clinic
6030 High Street West
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Tidewater Studio for Arts
3200 Tyre Neck Rd. St 102
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Mario's Classic Italian
611 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
The Barrel
Churchland Shopping Center
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Skeleton Key Bar and Grille
4300 Portsmouth Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Cherrystone Aqua Farm
1588 Townfield Dr.
Cheriton, VA 23316
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
800 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23504
Warehouse hours: M-F 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suffolk Humane Society
4300 Nansemond Parkway
Suffolk, VA 23435

If you would prefer to make a tax deductible monetary donation, please designate your gift "In Memory of Hunter Richardson" via check or bankcard to:

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
800 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23504
Suffolk Humane Society
4300 Nansemond Parkway
Suffolk, VA 23435

  Photos with Santa Paws
November 29, 2014
11am - 2pm
Magnolia Ruritan Club
Santa Paws is coming to town, and his list includes everyone (including your furry best friends) who would like a photo with this most famous and beloved celebrity! Suffolk Humane has booked an appearance by the one and only Santa Paws for photos and hugs on Saturday, November 29 from 11am to 2pm at the Magnolia Ruritan Club, 1029 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, VA 23434. Not only will there be refreshments and photos with Santa Paws, but there will be a drawing for a dog and cat gift baskets, as well as the opportunity to purchase personalized Christmas ornaments.

  Paws for Pizza: Cosmic Pizza Hosts Suffolk Humane Day!
December 2, 2014
11am - 9pm
Cosmic Pizza & Wings, Downtown Suffolk
Dine in or opt for home delivery (limited delivery area) and help homeless pets at the same time on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 11am to close at Cosmic Pizza, 239 W. Washington Street in downtown Suffolk. Specializing in pizza, subs, wings and sandwiches, the folks at Cosmic Pizza also care about the community and want to make a difference for its most helpless residents, homeless pets, this holiday season. This generous business will donate 30% of all proceeds to Suffolk Humane on that day. Whether it is one of their delicious pizzas, yummy subs, fabulous wings, beverages and more, they are committed to not only delighting your taste buds, but to help their community as well. Plan to support SHS and homeless pets by dining in at lunch or dinner or calling in your order or delivery. It's a win-win!

  Community Pet Pantry
December 6, 2014
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mike Duman Auto Sales, 2300 Godwin Blvd.
During this season of good will, Suffolk Humane wants to make sure that pets enjoy good will and lots more, especially food, treats, toys and more. With so many people in need, Suffolk Humane hopes to make it a little easier for them to provide for their pets by hosting a pet pantry from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Mike Duman Auto Sales, 2300 Godwin Blvd. SHS volunteers will provide food and other pet items to individuals as long as supplies last during those hours, first come, first served. Anyone wishing to donate food or other items can bring their donations to the SHS office prior to December 6. This will be the fifth pet pantry Suffolk Humane has sponsored.

  "Thanks for Pets" Adoptathons
December 6, 2014
   12 noon - 3pm
   PetSmart, Chesapeake Square
December 20, 2014
   12 noon - 3pm
   PetSmart, North Suffolk
It's the time of year when we give thanks for all our blessings, and for many people, those blessings include our furry best friends. There are so many wonderful pets who hope that you might want to add them to your list of blessings at one of the November and December adopt-a-thons sponsored by the Suffolk Humane Society and Suffolk Animal Care Center. The PetSmart Charities Adoption Center at the Chesapeake Square PetSmart store, 4300 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321 will host an adopt-a-thon on Nov. 2 and Dec. 6, and the PetSmart Charities Adoption Center at the North Suffolk PetSmart store, 6243 College Dr., Suffolk VA 23435 will host events on Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. All events will be held from 12 noon - 3pm.

  Monthly Community Education Meeting
December 9, 2014
Magnolia Ruritan Club
Come join us for our monthly community education meeting! Our meetings are open to everyone - we go over updates from each of our committees and discuss upcoming events, current and planned projects, and anything else that may come up. We typically schedule a special speaker or topic of interest for each meeting. We are still working on scheduling this month's speaker, so please check back soon for updates.

  BARKS (Books and Reading for Kids in Suffolk) Program Event
December 20, 2014
10:30am - 11:30am
North Suffolk Library
Suffolk Humane Society and the North Suffolk Library have partenered to bring the BARKS (Books and Reading for Kids in Suffolk) Program to Suffolk children. The program allows children to read one on one to a therapy dog and their handler in a non-threatening environment and utilizes therapy dogs because they are non-judgmental listeners. Your child will feel confident while reading to a furry friend!

Please call (757) 514-7150 to register for this event. We hope to see you there!

  Second Annual Paws for the Arts Gala
February 7, 2015
Riverfront Hilton Garden Inn
This semi-formal event will entertain both the art lover and the animal lover. The Paws for the Arts Gala will be held at the Riverfront Hilton Garden Inn and will feature works of art by various artists as well as items from local theatre, art studios, dance studios, etc. The event will also include live entertainment, a live auction and silent auction along with chances to win wonderful prizes at the event. Please check back soon for updates on this event!