Animal shelters in southwest and central Virginia are filled to capacity


(WFXR) – Across southwest and central Virginia, a number of animal shelters are in crisis mode as they overflow with furry friends who need forever families.

Animal shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations in the following locations have appealed for help in finding homes for their many pets:

Amherst County, Bedford County and Campbell County:

The Central Virginia Regional Rescue (CVRR) took to social media on Monday, July 18, posting a “CODE RED” and stating that many local animal shelters were over capacity, putting animals at risk of euthanasia.

“If you’re considering adopting…now is the time!” said the CVRR. “Please go to local shelters to kill and adopt to save a life! Please consider becoming a host family to help save lives! »

The rescue organization says it offers its foster program to anyone who wants to foster a pet, but all other animals in your home must be neutered and up to date on vaccines.

According to the CVRR, it is able to remove animals from local shelters and place them in foster homes to give companion animals a chance, as well as clearing shelter space for more animals in need. .

Additionally, CVRR encourages people to help save animals from the Humane Society of Amherst County, Campbell County Animal Control, Bedford County Animal Shelter, and Bedford Humane Society by adopting them.

The Humane Society of Amherst County posted the following statement on Facebook on Tuesday, July 19:

****URGENT****

We were packed last week.

🚨🚨🚨🚨

We arrived at Animal Control without having to euthanize last week due to lack of space.

We placed 22 dogs last week.
22 dogs!
It was a record for us and we got exhausted.

WE ARE FULL AGAIN!🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨4 days later!

Lots of unrecovered stray dogs, 3 dogs that a neighbor saw dump 3 young Pyreneans.
The owner surrenders who would not leave us a little time.

🚨🚨🚨🚨WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY IN JUST 4 DAYS.

48 COMPLETE KENNELS!

Transferred to another shelter: 3 on Thursday

2 other dogs brought to the rescue on Thursday.

2 drove to NJ on Wednesday.

6 dogs to rescue partners in New Jersey on Saturday.

2 dogs pulled by local rescue on Sunday & Tuesday.

5 adoptions

and we are back in the same position just 4 days later FULL TO CAPACITY URGENT

it’s crazy!
please put ID on your dogs, chip your pets! Get your pets back!

Please come pick up your dogs.
We can’t even take pictures fast enough, they come so fast.

We need the help of our community.
We have just recovered from our efforts last week being full to capacity.
We can’t do much.
We are physically and emotionally broken.

Our rescue partners are comprehensive and cannot help.

Thank you for sharing, please help us!
This is NOT a SHELTER issue, it is a community issue.

Posted on Facebook on July 19, 2022 by the Humane Society of Amherst County

In Bedford County, Friends of Bedford County Animal Shelter, Inc. issued an SOS on Monday, July 11 because owner signatures and unclaimed strays were pouring into the shelter.

Since then, the organization has shared many posts about adoptable pets, especially larger and/or older dogs whose adoption costs have been sponsored – such as Regina, Birdy, Duke, Lilly, the bonded couple Nina and Nikko, Daisy and Belle — but also $10 Kitten Adoptions.

You can view a list of all adoptable animals at the Bedford County Animal Shelter by clicking here. For more information on any of the pets, call the shelter at 540-586-7690 or email [email protected]

Meanwhile, the Bedford Humane Society announces that it is hosting a cat and kitten adoption event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the Living Gift store at 1173 Moneta Road in Bedford, with animals on site from 9 a.m. to noon. However, if you submit an application ahead of time, you could bring your new furry friend home the same day, so follow this link to view adoptable pets and complete an adoption application.

According to the organization, she is in the middle of kitten season and needs to find loving homes for these precious pets who have been rescued from the overcrowded animal shelter. There will also be various items for sale to help raise funds for the humane society.

Franklin County:

The Franklin County Humane Society Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center posted on Facebook on Tuesday that it was full of animals, adding that it lacked space to accommodate new cats and kittens,

“We have wonderful cats, kittens and dogs ready for adoption,” the Humane Society wrote. “Some have sponsored or reduced adoption fees with an approved application.”

If you are interested in adopting or promoting an animal, you can start with an online application or simply stop by the Franklin County Humane Society Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center – located at 18401 Virgil H. Goode Highway at Rocky Mount – between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for dogs or until 4 p.m. for cats. However, other times can be agreed upon with an approved request.

You can complete the foster/adoption application, learn more about adoption fees, and view animal photos available on the Humane Society website.

Meanwhile, the Franklin County Animal Shelter is also full of treasured pets, so it currently offers “Name Your Price Adoptions!”

The shelter – located at 81 State Street in Rocky Mount – is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays, but is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. .

Additionally, the Franklin County Animal Shelter is hosting a “Dog Days of Summer” car wash fundraiser and adoption event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to help animals in need.

County of Gilles:

The Giles County Animal Shelter announced on Tuesday that it is currently at maximum capacity for dogs, so it cannot accept any more until further notice.

If you want to help make room in the shelter by bringing one of these dogs home, stop by 678 Green Hollow Road in Pearisburg between noon and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. A list of animals currently in the care of Giles County Animal Shelter is available online.

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