A Humane Homecoming

For immediate release – 10/16/2013 - #082
A Humane Homecoming

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College athletic department and the Lynchburg Humane Society are partnering this weekend for an adoption/donation event.

As a part of the Homecoming 2013 festivities at the College, the Lynchburg Humane Society will be represented with a booth on top of Shellenberger Field, next to the Sun Trust Pavilion Saturday afternoon, from 2:30-5 p.m. The Hornet field hockey team faces off with Virginia Wesleyan College at 1 p.m., followed by a men's soccer match-up with Eastern Mennonite University at 4 p.m.

There will be several ways to contribute to the LHS Saturday; a monetary donation, a donation of food, bedding, or other materials (listed below), and a 50/50 raffle. Humane Society personnel will also have several dogs available for adoption. Fostering, internships, and volunteer opportunities are also available.

If you can't make it to the event, or would just rather donate on-line, please visit www.itsaboutthepets.com. Please list on the message line "LC Humane Homecoming".

 

Special items needed by the Humane Society
Large dog crates
Adobe InDesign & Photoshop software
Leashes/collars
Fluffy dog and cat beds
Kuranda beds

Items needed daily
Feline pine litter                                                                
Kitten/cat food dry or wet (no dyes and non-fish please)- desperate need! 
Towels
Baby food (meat please)
Blankets/comforters/dog, cat beds
Cat toys
Dog toys
Rawhides
Kongs
Bleach
Laundry detergent
Dryer sheets
Paper towels

 

The following is a question and answer session with Lea Morin, Development and Capital Campaign Assistant, Lynchburg Humane Society

Q. Why is fundraising important?

A. 1. In regards to the new building that is going to make Lynchburg a no-kill community, where every animal can find a new home.

2. As for operations – fundraising helps us take care of the animals, buy food, towels and blankets for them to lay on. It also helps us run the building, without it we wouldn't have a shelter.

Q. What benefits are there with a partnership from Lynchburg College?

A. Getting our message out, promoting, volunteering, and interacting with the animals (especially the shy ones) because they always need socialization. The new building will bring internship programs for business and marketing students in our area. And additional fundraising for the new building operations, getting people involved and saving the lives of animals in the community.

Q. What do you need specifically?

A. First and foremost adoptions, we can't take in any new animals if we can't find our current animals good homes.