For over fifty years, the LHS has operated as a private, non-profit organization, caring for lost and homeless animals. Last year, we cared for over 1,500 animals. We are a 501c3. By operating the state mandated pound for the city we accept every stray or unwanted animal surrendered to us from the Lynchburg community. We accept those that are easily adoptable as pets, as well as those that need special nurturing from abusive or neglectful experiences. We firmly believe that every animal deserves a second chance and no healthy pet should be euthanized for space purposes. Along with being contracted to run the pound for the City of Lynchburg we also have a regional spay/neuter clinic located in Evington, VA. The spay/neuter clinic serves Lynchburg, Campbell, Nelson, Amherst, Bedford and Amherst Counties. Between 87-94% of our animals go to homes. It is the help of the community that makes our life-saving programs possible.