LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Humane Society is working to clear their shelter after taking in nine dogs on Friday, Claire LeFew with LHS said.
We’re told that the shelter is usually preparing for their kitten season in the early winter months, but like other shelters across the Commonwealth, they are breaking capacity records for this time of year.
After taking in the nine dogs, LeFew said the shelter has broken a record for the most dogs housed in the Center of Pets for this time of year – there isn’t a single kennel open in their facility. They are currently housing a total of 352 pets.
Now, the LHS staff is asking for the community’s help in hopes of finding their furry friends loving homes.
“This time of year we are usually able to take a breath because it’s our slower time of year compared to the summer months, so this surge has taken us by surprise and we need our community’s help,” said the Executive Director, Jill Mollohan. “If you can foster or adopt, we need you now.”
Through Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the shelter will be hosting a special adoption event, their website said.
During the event, adoption fees will be reduced to $17 for dogs, with the exclusion of VIPs, plus a $15 microchip fee, according to the LHS site.
You can view all of the adoptable pets at the Lynchburg Humane Society here.
If you have questions about the event or the furry friends waiting for a perfect home, you can call the shelter at 434-448-0088 x 100 or email them at email@example.com for a faster response.
If you can’t adopt but still want to help, you can foster, donate, or volunteer. To do so and learn more, click here.