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Lynchburg Humane Society Puts up Signs for Fundraising Goal

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Expect to see new signs around Lynchburg to remind folks about the Lynchburg Humane Society's fundraising goal for its new adoption center.

The signs have a picture of a fire hydrant showing levels until the group reaches its $1 million goal. Once it does, it will receiving a matching grant.

Two signs are already up, one in the Boonsboro Shopping Center and the other at the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street.

"We feel the signs are a great way to keep the community engaged and excited about this million dollar match challenge" says Makena Yarbrough, executive director of the Lynchburg Humane Society, in a news release. "We are calling this challenge Saving Pets Twice as Fast because we are trying to raise as much as we can by the fall so we can break ground with confidence."

So far, the group says it has raised $445,000 of its $1 million goal.

The cost of the new facility is expected to be $5.6 million. The city of Lynchburg is expected to help make up some of the difference through a lease and budget operating commitment.

Description of the future adoption center from LHS:

The new center, located on Old Graves Mill Road, will feature an open and inviting atmosphere to encourage adoption, volunteering, and education for the community.

Features of the new building include:

  • "Real life" rooms where dogs will live in a real home environment
  • Group rooms for cats where they can roam free, climb on platforms, and hide in cubby holes
  • A separate housing room for puppies called Puppyville
  • A complete on-site medical center

The new state-of-the-art facility will not only increase the number of animals that can be housed at any given time by 147 percent, but it will also feature new programs to encourage education for children and pet owners.