The Lynchburg Humane Society has closed its Center for Pets to the public for the time being, but they're still caring for all the pets housed there. LHS is also looking for pet food and monetary donations as well as people willing to foster a pet.
From the Lynchburg Humane Society Facebook page:
In light of the COVID-19 situation and to protect our staff and the public, we are closing our Center to the public. We will continue to be busy caring for the pets that are at our Center and we are still asking for fosters. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to foster.
We will also still be accepting donations of food and supplies and have set up an area outside our front door. Our need for food (cat and dog, canned and dry) continue to be one of our greatest needs. You can also monetarily donate online or via this Facebook post.
Thank you all for your support during this difficult time. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe throughout this situation. We will continue to keep you updated on the pets in our care, our fosters and our hard working staff.
For spay/neuter questions email email@example.com
For adoption questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
For foster questions email email@example.com
For questions about donations email firstname.lastname@example.org"
The Lynchburg Humane Society's Center for Pets is located at 1211 Graves Mill Rd in Lynchburg. You can drop off pet food donations at the designated area outside their front door.
More information at the Lynchburg Humane Society Website.
Some additional general info about adopting pets:
A good time to adopt a pet … Animal shelters all across the country are struggling right now -- with workers and potential adopters not coming in because of social distancing. But many shelters have set up “social distancing-friendly adoptions” by setting up individual adoption appointments, offering webcam “meet and greets,” and even drive-up adoptions. Now is the perfect time to help these shelters – and have some great company while you’re at home – by adopting or fostering a pet. (Glamour)
Speaking of adopting or fostering a pet ... Cat food brand Smalls is encouraging people to adopt cats right now through their new "Foster With Smalls" initiative. If you foster a cat while you're staying at home, the company will give you 30 days of food as well as some cat toys. "If you are able to foster a cat during this time, we're here for you," Smalls wrote on their Instagram page. "Being a short-term foster to a cat in need is a great way to help while staying safe at home (and the kitty cuddles are a solid bonus). Smalls is proud to sponsor new cat foster families with 30 days of human-grade nutrition, care, and play products. DM us or email email@example.com with relevant paperwork, and we'll take care of the rest." (Pop Sugar)
One more animal story ... How happy are your pets that you are staying home with them? Seems a Dachshund named Rolo was so happy his humans were home with him that he actually sprained his tail -- from wagging so much. (Insider)