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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

It is Thanksgiving Day; you are surrounded by family and friends. You hear the sound of a crackling log in the fireplace and smell the aromas of the feast laid out before you. All of the fixings: stuffing, green bean casserole, rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, and roasted squash. Children trying to snag a taste of the freshly baked pies including pumpkin, pecan, apple, and chocolate cream as they make their way to the dessert table. The main event catches your full attention as the long awaited turkey makes a debut in all of its golden glory and your beloved dog patiently waiting underfoot for the remnants of your thanksgiving dinner. But what you don’t know is that the delicious morsels that Fido is waiting for could be dangerous to him. Take a look at the following tips from ASPCA experts for a   great Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too.  Talkin’ Turkey If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don't o

You Amaze Us! Thank you!

So far this year has been an amazing one for the animals at the Lynchburg Humane Society.   None of it could have been accomplished without YOU!   Because of community involvement and your influence we were able to work with city council to strengthen our partnership and to establish a fair compensation and lease agreement for our new humane education and adoption center.  Council received more emails and phone calls around this topic than any other in their tenure.  We officially merged the operations of the South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic in Evington with ours giving us a more regional focus on reducing the numbers of homeless animals in our entire community.   With a new full-time veterinarian, Dr. Pearson, we have begun to provide more services for the community.  We are up in surgeries and revenue and because of generous donations to our spay/neuter fund and many grants awarded this year, we have fixed over 700 animals for free.  These animals would not have been fixed without