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Rumors can be funny sometimes


Rumors really crack us up or make us super frustrated. This Tuesday morning we got a phone call that made us all laugh out loud.  One of our partnering vet clinics in Chatham has had a few of their clients share that they heard the State Police was at the Pet Center assisting David Smitherman with removing animals on Monday, July 30th. A few clients suggested it happened last Thursday.    

We had one dog leave the Pet Center on Thursday through adoption. Monday we did transfer 11 dogs and 14 cats to the Lynchburg Center, which we featured on facebook Tuesday afternoon.  We also transferred to the Lynchburg’s Center 7 cats and 6 dogs from the Appomattox shelter.  This year the Lynchburg location has seen 375 pets transferred internally from the other two facilities. 

Why?  Why not?  This past weekend Lynchburg adopted out 71 pets.  Pittsylvania only adopted out 12 from Friday - Sunday.  Pets are not getting adopted as quickly in the other counties so when we have space and we know the other shelters need help we transfer them to Lynchburg where they will be adopted faster.  

The State Police have not been involved with the Pet Center in any capacity. Though we would love for them to come visit, adopt or volunteer! David Smitherman stops in from time to time and he did so on Monday but said everything looked good.  

In the end if you hear something that is concerning or doesn’t make sense then call us at the Pet Center and talk to us, we are always happy to have a conversation, we usually learn something and provide information in an effort to be helpful and improve. 

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  1. I've never seen so much raw emotion in your blog before. Vets office strike a nerve? This isn't the calm and cool Makena who thinks about her words carefully before she writes. This looks more like a DAHS blog.

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  2. That is funny, when I read this I read facts and information. The vet was being helpful to let us know what was being said so we could address the rumor. We are so thankful that they did, which was the purpose for the blog, to let people know they should call and ask questions if they hear information that they are concerned about. Thanks for the comment.

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