No Kill Virginia


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

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

The Lynchburg Humane Society is helping lead the charge to create a No Kill Virginia. 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 have assisted with low cost spay/neuter and medical services, transport assistance, training, and mentoring.

We offer consulting services to other shelters in the state. We are developing NKVA support services, building relationships, and coordinating efforts in the state to help save more companion animals’ lives. The programs are on targeted communities throughout Virginia with high euthanasia rates. This NKVA program is a great start, but we are just skimming the top of what is needed in the state.  

Without additional resources we can’t help the areas that need it most in the state.

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 donation to help us reach a NKVA.

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 [email protected]

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