Lynchburg Humane Society offers 3-day adoption special to free up space for pets saved from Ida, at-risk Virginia pets

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The Lynchburg Humane Society says the playful kitten Adaine and the sweet older dog Presley are available for adoption as of Tuesday, Aug. 31. (Photos: Courtesy Lynchburg Humane Society)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Want to find a new best friend while also helping animals in need? In order to make some extra room for the 30 pets being brought in from Louisiana shelters impacted by Ida — as well as some at-risk pets from Virginia — the Lynchburg Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for many furry friends for the rest of the week!

The shelter says this “Welcome to Lynchburg” adoption special will be available from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 until closing on Friday, Sept. 3.

During this special offer, adoption fees will be waived for cats, most dogs, and kittens, so all you have to pay is a $10 microchip fee and a $7 cat box fee if you do not bring your own cat/kitten carrier.

In addition, any pet you adopt will leave the building with all of their initial vaccines, a microchip, and flea/tick prevention, the shelter says.

However, this offer does not include “VIP pets,” such as the litter of eight Aussie/German Shepard mix puppies, according to the Lynchburg Humane Society’s Facebook comment from Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Here are some tips from the humane society about how to simplify the adoption process:

  • Fill out the online Adopter Questionnaire for a cat or a dog ahead of your visit. This questionnaire is required for adoption and allows the shelter to get a sense of which pet would be the best match for you and vice versa. If you have completed a questionnaire within the last year and have not had any major changes in your living situation, you do not need to fill out a new one.
  • Check out pictures and descriptions of the available pets on the humane society’s website. can be found at lynchburghumane.org along with pictures and a basic description.
    “Having a couple pets in mind can help get you started, but of course you are welcome to browse through our kennels and cat rooms as well once you arrive,” the Lynchburg Humane Society said. “‘On Hold’ means that they have not yet been adopted but that a potential adopter has placed them on hold for a set amount of time. The pet is still likely in the building and available for meet and greets, but may be adopted by that hold at anytime throughout the day.”
  • Make sure to come prepared. The shelter needs a form of identification for any adoption and either cash or card to pay for the microchip fee. You are also encouraged to bring a leash and collar for dogs, or a cat carrier for a cat. However, the humane society does have a limited stock of these items available for purchase with a 10 percent discount.

If you have any questions about adopting from the Lynchburg Humane Society, email adoption@lynchburghumane.org.

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