Hero is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization operated by volunteers and financed solely through donations from the community.

Hero works to increase the level of awareness of the public in general, regarding the need to spay or neuter animals.

We provide financial assistance for spaying or neutering of pets for low-income families.

We promote awareness of adopting pets from local area shelters throughout the community.

My name is Nancy Turner and I am a volunteer for the Emporia Animal Shelter. I have had the pleasure of working with Shelia Morgan and getting hundreds of cats and dogs spayed or neutered for two years now. I don't know what we would do without this referral source. Because of Richmond Hero's we are eliminating the over population of the animals in Emporia, Va. The only animals that has been euthanized are the ones that were very ill or vicious. The numbers of euthanization have dropped approximately 90% less than before we began working with Richmond Hero's. This just shows that with all the groups working together, we can make a difference in the lives of our animals. They are healther, happier and so are we. Thank you so much, without you there would be hundreds of animals left without proper care and for whatever life brings there way.


Nancy Turner
Animal Shelter Volunteer
Emporia, Va