For inquiries about how the Lynchburg Humane Society can help you and your pet in your time of need, please fill out this form
Do you need help or resources to keep your pet? We are here to help you.
Here are some of the resources that we offer:
- If your pet is having behavior problems, see our behavior resource page for resources.
- We offer training classes for pets. Please visit our training page to see what classes are offered and to sign up.
- If you are finding yourself in a financial situation, we can help with pet food. Come to the Center during operation hours.
- Low cost spay/neuter services. If you need to surrender a litter of kittens or puppies, please take the time to get your female fixed so you do not end up with more in a number of months.
- If you need to move and need to find pet friendly housing.
- If you have a feral cat problem, please take a look at our flyers with information on how to deal with this issue: Humane Ways to Keep Cats off Your Property and Community Cat, Be Part of the Solution.
If you need additional resources other than the ones listed above, please fill out this form.
What if I need to find a new home for my pet?
It is best for your pet to go directly to their new family and never step foot in a shelter. Shelters are stressful and scary for many pets which can hinder them from being adopted quickly. We want what is best for your pet and we know you do too. By rehoming, you are also saving lives at shelters. You are in control of your pet’s next chapter. You know them best…you are their greatest resource.
Thank you for being part of the solution by choosing to rehome. We know this decision is difficult, but we are here to help. Together, we can help you find the best fit for your pet.
Here is what to do first:
- Click here to read our Rehoming Guide, which will give you step by step instructions on how to find your pet a new loving home.
- Once you have read the Rehoming Guide, fill out this form.
- Now that you have completed the form, uploaded all your information, and attached your photos we will be in contact with you shortly.
- Once we have all of your pet’s information we will make a profile on our website and on Adopt-A-Pet, which is a national pet-adoption website that advocates pet adoption and rehoming. We have had great success rehoming with Adopt-A-Pet. We will also utilize our large social media following to get your pet the most interest and online attention.
- If you live outside the City of Lynchburg, we also encourage you to contact your local shelter to see what they can do to help you and your pet.
- Use your network – Reach out to friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors to see if anyone might be interested in your pet and ask them to pass it on to their friends, relatives, and co-workers . Email everyone you know and ask them to pass on the email to others. Using your network can often result in finding the right home for you pet, keeping your pet out of the shelter and going directly to another home, which is the best thing for your pet.
- Use social media and other venues to spread the word – Post a picture with a description of your pet on Facebook, local bulletin boards, etc. Ask veterinarians or pet-related businesses if you can post flyers at their facilities.
What if I have an emergency situation and need help immediately?
If you need immediate help due to an emergency, we are here for you. If you can keep your pet, even a week or two longer, this will ensure we have the space and accommodations your pet deserves as well as allow us to give you the time attention you need. By waiting, you are helping to be a part of the solution, and allowing us never to euthanize for space purposes. Please work with us and communicate openly, if you cannot wait then be honest with us. We know life happens and sometimes waiting is not always an option, but if you can it could make a world of difference. To start the process, please fill out this form.
When you have been scheduled an appointment with our pet help team, please bring the following with you to your appointment:
- Download and fill out either a Dog About Me form or Cat Report Card profile and bring them with you.
- All veterinary records
- Any medications your pet is taking
- Your dog or cat’s bedding (having something with their sent will make them less stressed)
- Any special toys or other belongings from home
- Your continuing care fee:
- $50 – for single pet surrender
- $75 – for litters of puppies/kittens (Talk to us about how to get this fee refunded!)
- For emergency surrender (without an appointment), a $75 fee will be added to the above fees.
Please communicate with us openly. We can work with you even it if is because you cannot wait or you cannot pay for the continuing care fee.
STOP- If you live in Lynchburg City bring your pet to us. If you think it is just easier to drop your pet at another shelter please reconsider and communicate with us before you decide to take your pet to another county. Be educated, you should know what their euthanasia rates are. Click here to go to the State Vets site of statistical reporting for all the animal groups in the state.
Please direct any questions to [email protected]
Now offering low cost microchipping services:
Monday – Friday you can bring your pet in for a $25 microchip between 4:30-5:30. Saturday and Sunday it is between 4:00-5:00 pm. Microchips are very important to help in reuniting you and your pet but even more important for cats. We see over 600 lost cats come into our center and only between 4-5% find their way back to their owners. Microchips saves lives! Get it done today. No appointment necessary.