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Lynchburg Humane Society Joins Summer of One Thousand Lives Campaign

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Lynchburg, VA - The Lynchburg Humane Society is taking part in Rachael Ray's challenge to save the lives of more animals.

This summer, the Humane Society will be working to find homes for 1,000 animals in the Lynchburg area.

Fifty animal shelters across the country are competing to break their own records in saving the lives of animals. The Lynchburg Humane Society is among 10 in their size division, and has pledged to save three times the animals they did last summer.

In all of 2013, the Lynchburg Humane Society found homes for a little more than 1,000 animals. Now they're on a mission to save the same amount in just three months.

“With a thousand animals going out into the community, that's a thousand animals in great homes. We hope to really see a reduction in euthanasia in the area," said Makena Yarbrough, Executive Director, Lynchburg Humane Society.

The Summer of One Thousand Lives is part of Rachael Ray and the ASPCA's 100 thousand dollar challenge. Fifty Shelters across the country will compete from June to August to break their own adoption records from the previous year.

"We're looking to start better child programs and we would need some start-up money to get some of those programs up and started," Yarbrough said.

The Lynchburg Humane Society has adoption events planned throughout the summer. During their kick-off event on June 1, you can adopt animals for free.

"You'll find some adoption special almost every other week. And we are working with the other shelters to bring in animals as we adopt out animals," Yarbrough said.

LHS says if you are not ready to adopt, you can still get involved by becoming an adoption agent.

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