Lynchburg City Council Votes to Continue Humane Society Partnership
Reporter: Lauren Compton l Videographer: Daniel Heffner
Lynchburg, VA - The Lynchburg Humane Society has won a huge victory in getting their new facility. City Council has now agreed to help.
This week, council members voted six to one in favor of giving additional funding for a new humane society building. The Humane Society also will continue running the city pound services. Some council members who initially opposed this agreement say working with the humane society will save the city money in the long run.
"It means that we are well on our way to getting into that new facility hopefully by 2014, and I think it's an exciting time for us. This is going to be a great year," said Makena Yarbrough, Executive Director of the Lynchburg Humane Society.
The city has agreed to enter a long term direct lease on the new humane society building. In the meantime, the humane society says they could also use more fosters to help with the growing cat population.