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Over The Edge raises money for pets in need

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-29 15:41:38-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Saturday was the second and final day of this year's Over The Edge event as brave animal lovers repelled down the Dominion Building to help raise money for the Richmond SPCA.

Each participant had to raise at least $1,000 to repel down the 417-foot-tall building.

Officials with the Richmond SPCA said event proceeds will benefit the lifesaving programs and services their organization provides.

"Homeless pets are kept safe in our care and many receive lifesaving medical treatment before their adoptions,"Richmond SPCA officials wrote about how funds from the event would be used. "In our veterinary hospital, we offer essential veterinary treatment at an affordable cost for pets who belong to families of modest means. We deliver humane education to children and adults, encouraging compassion for all creatures."

CBS 6 reporter Matthew Fultz, who took the challenge Friday evening, said the experience only lasted about 10 minutes.

While he admitted that he was nervous going over the edge, Fultz would do it again in a heartbeat.

There is still time to donate. Click here to make a donation.

Check out photographer Rich Terrell's photos from the event.