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Road to No KIll

A month ago, I wrote an editorial for the News and Advance about putting a stake in the ground  Only 14 days old when he arrived from Campbell County suggesting that we all need to begin looking at how we take the area no kill.  That it was no longer acceptable for pets to be killed just because there are too many or there is not enough space to hold them.  And so here we are.  We find ourselves at a cross roads and we have decided it is time for this community to be a part of the solution and not allow the problem to continue to grow.   No Kill VA - “Road to No Kill” is the term we will be using as we begin to grow our programs to give assistance to not only Lynchburg residents and community members in other local counties, but also those in the more desperate regions of our state.  It isn’t the easy path to take but it is the right path and now is the time. We will lead the charge for this area and other communities across the state because it is the right thing to do, the

Claims, rumors and myths about No Kill and the Lynchburg Humane Society

Dooley a 12 year old pitbull who is currently in a foster home Recently a local reporter contacted us about being a part of an in depth look at euthanasia and what goes on at shelters.   This resulted in her speaking with other shelters in the region for her report.   She came back to me with questions and claims being said by other organizations and so I thought this might be a good blog topic.   Here are the questions and the information.   I have attempted to remove the names of the other shelters from this so it is neutral.   Our goal is not to turn anyone against other shelters/organizations but to educate and communicate the truth about these claims regarding the Lynchburg Humane Society and No Kill. Question: Several of the shelters said that they end up taking in animals that had first gone to Lynchburg but were told to wait for their appointments, so they go to these other shelters and say “if you don’t take it I’m just going to shoot it or leave it on the s