RACC Credits Pandemic For Empty Cages

Good News Notes:  “Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) is reporting a staggering decrease in the amount of animals they’ve taken in and high adoption rates at the same time. In turn, cages that normally would be full are empty. The city-run organization will use the extra space to save animals from around the country….

Despite the times, Hokies give back to NRV community

Good News Notes: “Though the Hokies wished it could have been in person, they had to adjust to the times due to Covid-19 protocols and change their annual event with the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley that takes place around the holiday season. After hosting the event inside the Hahn Hurst Basketball…

New mother gives birth to LewisGale Medical Center’s 1,000th baby

Good News Notes: “LewisGale Medical Center hit a milestone this week—delivering its 1,000th baby of the year. A baby boy just made his debut as LewisGale Medical Center’s 1,000th baby. Jovan Hash smiled for the camera – unaware of exactly how special he is. His mother, Renee Hash, was delivering her first child Tuesday night,…

Random acts of kindness through Christmas Jars –

Good News Notes: “A Charlottesville native is spreading joy during the holiday season with random acts of kindness. ‘Fifteen years, my family and I experimented with a little jar on the counter that we fill up with spare change. During the holidays, we picked a family to give it away to anonymously. We had no…

Kroger Shares Impact of Zero Hunger Zero Waste Milestone

Good News Notes: “The Kroger Co announced that it surpassed its three-year goal to donate one billion meals by 2020 through its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, the company’s bold social impact plan aimed at creating communities free of hunger and waste. Of the one billion meals, more than 30 million meals were donated…

Norfolk Zoo welcomes new baby sloth

 Good News Notes: “The Norfolk Zoo announced the birth of a two-toed sloth Tuesday afternoon.  The unnamed baby, born on March 8, is the first offspring for its mother, Honey, and father, Mervin.  Dr. Colleen Clabbers said both mom and baby sloth are looking healthy.” View the whole story here: https://www.13newsnow.com/article/life/animals/norfolk-zoo-welcomes-new-baby-sloth/291-7a2248ba-a96f-4098-8552-fd38e568f64b

Watch Live as the National Zoo’s Cheetah Gives Birth to a Litter of Cubs

Good News Notes: “A five-year-old mother cheetah named Echo has given birth to a litter of cubs at Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. You can watch live as Echo bonds with her four cubs on Smithsonian’s Cheetah Cub Cam. This Livestream is the same footage animal care staff are watching from afar…