What to do if you find a kitten — If you find a young kitten, the mom is usually close by. Contact us for advice on how to care for the kittens and find the mother so she can be fixed and you don’t find more kittens in the future. If you can foster the kittens until they are old enough, we can certainly give you supplies. The best place for kittens that are under 8 weeks is in a home because they are so fragile and have not developed their immune systems yet and are very susceptible to illness in a shelter environment. If you truly want to help kittens, allow them time to get older and that way they can stay healthy and get a new home more quickly. As always, if the kitten(s) are sick or injured bring them to the center right away.
- If you feel the cat you found belongs to someone and is not a community cat follow these steps:
- Please complete this form if you FOUND a pet.
- Click here to see if the pet you have found has been reported missing to LHS by their owner
- Call the Lynchburg Humane Society and other neighboring animal control agencies and report that you found a lost pet. Give a thorough description and you will be contacted if someone calls reporting a lost pet with the same description. To help, you can keep the cat until the owner is found. This keeps it out of the shelter and helps us help other pets.
- Take it to social media. Someone may know the cat. Try posting on Lynchburg VA- Lost Dogs, Cats, & Pets and Lost & Found Pets of the Lynchburg Area.
- Put up flyers in your neighborhood and surrounding areas to let the person looking know that you found their lost pet.
- Put a photo of the found pet on Petco Love Lost, a facial recognition program by Petco that helps reunite lost pets with their families.
- Take the pet to the closest veterinarian or shelter to be microchip scanned.
If you find an injured lost pet after hours:
- City of Lynchburg, call Lynchburg Animal Control at 434-847-1602