The Lynchburg Humane Society set an ambitious goal one year ago. They wanted to become a no-kill shelter, in prior years the rate of euthanasia was considered high among local residents. One year after taking over as executive director of the Lynchburg Humane Society, Makena Yarbough announced a 61% decrease in the euthanasia rate.
The Lynchburg Humane Society incorporated several measures to help reduce euthanasia, using education they were able to help 298 animal owners with pet issues or re-home their pet.
There is a low costs spay and neuter clinic all the area shelters use for animals who come through their shelters, it also provides services for those who have limited income.
The shelter has also adopted several other policies that have helped its issues. They work with the press to share information and education. Created an “open room” area for cats, and have gotten the community more involved by having more events.
Best Friend Ball
Tresca on 8th
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Catered by: Avenue Foods
Cocktail Bars sponsored by: Tri Tech Laboratories
Band: The Almost Brothers with Lauren Smyk
Ticket Price: $100 per person, $75 per pet
This black tie benefit is in support of the Lynchburg Humane Society’s Second Chance Fund. This fund gives animals a second chance to receive the medical care they deserve. All money donated will go towards vaccines, testing and medical treatment.
Guests will enjoy an exciting evening of gourmet food, open bars, a Kool Kat lounge, live band, pet parade and silent and live auctions. We will also be presenting our first ever Hill City Humane Award. The annual award recognizes the remarkable work of an individual or corporation who has worked diligently for the benefit of companion animals in the Lynchburg community.
For those guests who bring their pet, we will have a pet presentation of all the pets with professional photos of you all gussied up. Volunteer escorts will be available for pets of guests who wish to enjoy their evening pet free after the pet festivities.
- The Bedford and Lynchburg Humane Society need your help (discoverbedford.com)
- Bo, our dog from the Lynchburg Humane Society (wittfogleman.com)
- Bedford Humane Society Christmas Pets (discoverbedford.com)