Franklin County Humane Society closes to the public until December

Roanoke Valley News

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Franklin County Humane Society Planned Pethood and Adoption Center has announced they will be closed to the public until Dec. 8 due to a staffing shortage and staff in quarantine due to CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

There will be limited staff in the building from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Visitors and volunteers are not allowed inside the facilities.

Those needing assistance are asked to call (540) 489-3491 and leave a message or email Someone will return your call or email as soon as possible.

The organization will continue adoptions during the closure. Potential adopters can apply through Once approved, the organization will set up a time to complete the adoption outside of the building. Potential adopters are asked not to call the center, but instead can contact

The humane society is looking for foster homes. To apply, visit; it is the same application they use for adoptions.

According to the organization, space is always a premium and their priority is to strays and/or pets in shelters facing euthanasia. During this time, they are asking that owners try not to surrender their pets. Unless the pet is in immediate danger, the humane society can help with courtesy postings, food, and possibly some veterinary care.

If you have donations, leave them at the front adoption center door or under the roof at the clinic door. If you would like to make a monetary donation or see other ways to donate please visit The humane society’s immediate needs are monetary donations, canned cat and dog food, paper plates/bowls, and paper towels.

If you need pet food from the pantry, you can call (540) 489-3491 to set up an appointment or wait at the front door from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For general questions, you can email

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