We Were Adopted! July 25th-July 30th.

Spork and 47 other pets found happiness this week!

Everybody has a favorite utensil, right??

Well, ours is Spork! Good for soup, salad, and any home, Spork is the best addition to your collection. Sweet Spork came into our care back in February, and instantly became a staff favorite with her cute, round, and, full of spunk self.

On Friday, a couple came in looking for a new family member and it didn’t take long for Spork to catch their eye. Our staff introduced them, they all fell in love, and they decided to make her part of their pack. We are all so happy for Spork and her new family!

We want to say thank you to Spork’s new family for giving her a home, as well as thank you to Michelle Marino who sponsored Spork’s adoption fee. We also want to thank all of the adopters that came into the Center and gave so many pets new homes and Piedmont Floor Show for being this month’s adoption banner sponsor!

Pets that were adopted July 25th through July 30th.

Cats that were adopted:

Albus, Alexie, Anya, Forger, Butter Pecan,Butternut, Chamomile, Cleopatra, Cucumber, Dawn, Dr. Hunt, Dr. Karev, Dr. Shepherd, Dr. Yang, Ghost Pepper, Hocus, Honeysuckle, Jessa, Joe Bean, Koko, Kola, mia, Popcorn, Pringle, Rigby, Robin hood, Rock, Rufus, Sherlock, Shock, Silver, Skunk, Spectacled Bear, Wobble, Woodsorrel, and Zatarain.

Dogs that were adopted:

Alaska, Beans, Brick House, Capricorn, Filo, Frank, George Jetson, Grilled Cheese, Jack, Scout, Spork, Stacey, and Vinnie.

Did you know? At The Lynchburg Humane Society, FeLV+ cats find happiness, too!

Author: Amber Cabell, Senior Manager of Operations

What is FeLV?

"Did you know" Lynchburg Humane Society logo, a green dog icon that has a confused head tilt

Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV,. is an autoimmune disease that weakens a cat’s immune system, making them more susceptible to germs and bacteria and increasing their risk for more severe secondary illnesses such as Feline Upper Respiratory Infection. 

FeLV is contagious to other cats and can be shed in saliva, nasal secretions, urine, feces, and the milk of a nursing FeLV+ cat. For this reason, it is not recommended for FeLV+ cats to live with cats that do not have the virus. 

Unfortunately, there is no cure for FeLV and cats that have the virus will have it for life. Because of this, FeLV+ cats are euthanized at shelters across the country every day. 

The Lynchburg Humane Society places FeLV cats into loving adoptive homes

Chili, an FeLV+ cat who came in with kittens! Her and all of her kittens are now adopted into loving homes.

12 FeLV+ cats found happiness 2022 and 19 so far in 2023! 

FeLV+ cats can live normal, happy lives for several years and, at LHS, we believe that that time deserves to be lived out comfortably in a home and with the love of a family. So, we have dedicated the Blue Sunroom in our front lobby to our FeLV+ cats and have reduced adoption fees to help get these amazing felines out of the shelter and into those homes as quickly as possible.

But don’t take our word for it. Stop by and visit the Blue Sunroom cats today and let them show you for themselves!

We Were Adopted! July 18th-24th.

Cats, Dogs, and a Rabbit, oh my! 122 Pets found happiness this week!

Kittens, Kittens, Kittens! So many little ones found homes this past week. Many sibling kittens went home together in pairs and one whole litter of four even got to stay together!

Littermates: Bumble Bee, Honeybee, Carpenter Bee, and Mason Bee were raised and cared for in an #LHSfoster home. Anyone who’s fostered before knows returning a pet to be adopted into a new home is far from easy. This was especially true for new foster parents, Skye and Jacob.

While other fosters may adopt one or two kittens from their foster group, these loving parents just could not decide. They committed to adopting all FOUR, keeping the Bee Hive crew together forever!

We love sharing stories like these with you as a reminder of all of the good things our community is capable of. Thank you so much for adopting and we hope you continue to have the best life together!

We want to say thank you to everyone who adopted this past week and opened their homes to so many amazing pets, as well as thank you to Piedmont Floor Show for being this months adoption banner sponsor!

Pets that were adopted July 18th through July 24th.

Cats that were adopted:

Adley, Aiden, AJ, Allegra, Althea, Becky Blackbell, Benadryl, Biz, Blinkie, Bloomington, Blues, Bob, Bumble Bee, Caboose, Captain Jack, Carlos, Carpenter Bee, Charles, Charmander, Chipper, Claritin, Crabtree, Daffodil, Dahlia, Delphinium, Desire, Donald, Donny, Gabby, Garrett, Gibson, Gondor, Green Bean, Hiccup, Honey Bee, Honor, Ivan, Joey, Jorge, Kaneli, Keylime, Koa, Kobold, Laney, Lenox, Letty, Leviathan, Lexi, Lightening, Lulu, Luna, Marie, Mason Bee, Mateo, Mayo, McNugget, Milos, Moody, Munchie, Nat, Nathaniel, Nick, Nylon, Patrice, Pawnee, Peanut, Pedro, Pickles, Pinta, Poofy, Pop, Porsche, Raina Raven, Regal, Richardo, Ryder, Sally Ride, Satin, Shux, Soul, Sprite, Squirtle, Sudafed, Sweet Pea, Teek, The Master, Tori, Traveller, Vera, Westley, Wohnda, and Zyrtec.

Dogs that were adopted:

Aries, Banshee, Blue, Buster, Chimera, Clipso, Debbie, Dragon, Easter, Fairy, Faline, Gemini, Hamilton, Harpy, Hobbs, Jack, Kash, Lou, Minotaur, Noelle, Ogre, Opal, Roger, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Stephen Michael Alden, Stormie, and Werewolf.

Small Pets that were adopted:


We Were Adopted! July 11th – July 17th.

Buddy and 68 other pets’ found happiness this week!

Buddy was in severe pain when he came to us in January. We had to work slowly with him, and it took us two weeks to gain his trust. Buddy was suffering from a large mass that had taken over his entire left ear canal. When we first met Buddy, he was terrified and cowering. After spending time with him outside his kennel to build relationships and trust, we were finally able to walk him and get him ready for his life saving surgery. Our amazing team performed surgery to remove the growth from Buddy, it was so severe that the surgery required removal of his entire ear.

Just a short time into his recovery, Buddy’s outlook had completely changed. He would greet his staff buddies enthusiastically with wiggles and wanted all of the attention. We learned quickly that Buddy loves to give a lot of kisses! This chunky boy turned out to be the biggest love bug!

Buddy caught the attention of a couple who stopped by the Center for Pets a couple weeks ago and they started doing meet and greets with Buddy and our adoption team to make sure he was completely comfortable with them before taking him home. Sure enough he fell head over heels for his new parents and they did with him as well! Buddy has officially been adopted and we couldn’t be happier for him and this new journey.

We want to think his adopters for taking the time to gain Buddy’s trust and for giving him a new home! We also want to thank all of the adopters that came in this week and gave so many pets a new home and family of their own, as well as Piedmont Floor Show for being our adoption banner sponsor and making adoptions like this possible.

Pets that were adopted July 11th through July 17th.

Cats that were adopted:

Allen, Armani, Avocado Tacocat, Bagheera, Becca Sparkles, Burt, Colt, Creamsicle, Doodle Bear, Elton, Flibbertigibbet, Grimace, Hamburgler, Hunny, Jacob, Juniper, Klondike, Kraken, Lisa, Macarena, Melody, Mermaid, Muzan, Mycroft, Otis, Pepperoni, Pineapple, Pot Roast, Raisin, Ronan, Sailor Moon, Schmidt, Shrimpy, Squirt, Stuart Little, Sweet Potato, Umber, Vizzini, and Whippersnapper.

Dogs that were adopted:

Alaska, Apple, Aquarius, Buddy, Bullseye, Casper, Eren, Fairbanks, Hank, Johnny Bravo, Joie, Juneau, Koa, Lemonade, Libra, Miss Bunny, Myla, Nana, Nome, Noretta, Pegasus, Popeye, Rosie, Sagittarius, Scout, Sonny, Taurus, Tracker, unicorn, and Vanessa.

Did you know? What it’s like to work at the Lynchburg Humane Society.

Author: Michelle Thomas, Director of Development

A look into our work at the Lynchburg Humane Society

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Inevitably when I tell someone what I do for a living, they react with a little awe and envy, and usually say, That must be the coolest place to work, I am so jealous!    Well, it absolutely is, but it is also one of the most emotional places to work.  Here are a few things I wish you knew about what it is like to work at LHS.

They say one’s true character is revealed in the things they do when no one is watching.  Nothing could be truer here at the Lynchburg Humane Society.  As I enter my third year at LHS, I noticed a few themes and consistencies in the work done at our Center for Pets.

Working at an animal shelter

Animal Welfare jobs are simultaneously the most rewarding AND the hardest work one could do.  Here at LHS some sixty employees help over 9,000 pets annually.  Think about that…that is a lot of helping!  On any given day, there may be 900 pets in our care, whether here at our Center for Pets, or in our amazing network of over 500 fosters.   This work can be grueling and there is never a sense of completion, there is always more to be done.  Yet our incredible staff shows up, day in and day out, and they work long hours, cleaning, feeding, walking, and caring for so many lost and homeless pets.  Below are some images of the work we do and how caring staff is, even when no one is watching. 

One of my favorite times of the day is in the evening when I can finally sit down and scroll through our company intranet chats, this is where we all post really important messages for one another, but also where we post the silliest, goofiest, cutest, and most loving moments of the day.  Our hard-working, dedicated staff, who have already worked 8, 10, 12 hours will enter the chat to share and celebrate a pet they worked with.  They truly are never not thinking about the pets.  You would rightfully be jealous of this part of the job!  It is a privilege to work here and we couldn’t do any of it without our supportive community of donors, volunteers, fosters, friends and all those cheering us on when we meet for the first time.