No Kill Virginia


“No Kill” means every healthy and treatable animal is saved.

When we started in 2016, an estimated 15,000 pets lost their lives needlessly in the state of Virginia. We have the ability, the know-how and the desire to change that. 

The Lynchburg Humane Society has taken the pledge and is helping lead the charge to create a No Kill Virginia by 2020. The NKVA is made possible by The Petco Foundation, in partnership with the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, Best Friends Animal Society, Angels of Assisi and Homeward Trails, these programs will all be geared towards reducing euthanasia in the state of Virginia.

With the help and support of the Petco Foundation, we are assisting with low cost spay/neuter and medical services, transport assistance, training, and mentoring. We also offer consulting services to other shelters in the state. We plan to develop NKVA support services, build relationships, and coordinate efforts in the state to help save more companion animals’ lives. The programs will be focused initially on targeted communities throughout Virginia with high euthanasia rates, as well as local areas such as Pittsylvania, Campbell and Amherst Counties needing additional assistance. This NKVA program is a great start, but we are just skimming the top of what is needed in the state.  

Since August of 2017 we have provided spay/neuter services for 618 pets in the South West corridor of Virginia for free. We have also altered 519 community cats in Amherst and Pittsylvania for free at our spay/neuter clinic.

714 fewer dogs and cats were euthanized in the Danville/Pittsylvania communities in 2017 compared to 2016.

Without additional resources we can’t help those areas like the Tidewater region, the Northwest area of the state, and a few counties that border North Carolina, where thousands of pets are dying every year.

Our pledge and commitment of time and resources is just the beginning of what is needed to make a lasting difference in how Virginia pets are regarded. Please consider making a monetary donation to help us reach a NKVA by 2020.

If you are a shelter or organization that would like to learn more about the NKVA programs, get involved as a partner organization to help others, or would like to benefit from the programs,  please contact or call 434-448-0088 ext. 115.


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