Mission, Vision & Core Values

The Pittsylvania Pet Center is operated by the Lynchburg Humane Society.  For over fifty years, the Lynchburg Humane Society has operated as a private, non-profit organization, caring for lost and homeless pets.  Last year, we cared for  3,981 pets and 96% of the pets went to new or existing homes.   We are a No Kill Humane Society and a 501c3. By operating the public shelter for the City of Lynchburg, Appomattox County and Pittsylvania County, we accept the stray or unwanted pets surrendered to us from those communities. We also have developed a more regional/state level focus.  In 2016 we helped 602 pets from other public shelters that otherwise may have had a negative outcome. 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 no healthy or treatable pet should be euthanized.  Along with our Center for Pets, Pittsylvania Pet Center and Appomattox Center we also have a regional spay/neuter clinic located in Evington, VA. The spay/neuter clinic serves Lynchburg, Campbell, Nelson, Rockbridge, Appomattox, Bedford and Amherst and Pittsylvania Counties.  It is the help of the community that makes our life-saving programs possible.

Mission: Help pets in need thru sheltering, adoption, education, spay/neuter and community outreach.

Vision: A community free of homeless and neglected pets

Core Values for the Lynchburg Humane Society

Smile, Say Yes: We are building a culture of finding ways to say yes to each other and to customers/clients.  Be generous with care, respect, share your talents, and time.

See it, fix it, do it, own it: We shouldn’t ignore problems or complain – we should fix it. Talk is cheap, the solution is in the action, and so just do it! Be responsible and own it. Go above and beyond.

Speak: Speak for those that can’t speak for themselves; they depend on us to represent them. Speak if you have a suggestion that can impact lives. Speak and communicate with each other and the community with respect and courtesy. As an organization we will Speak with honesty and strive to be authentic and transparent.

Play: An unexercised dog is cranky and poorly behaved. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Get your fun in and enjoy what you do! Work can be a fun place to be.

Glitter: Glitter? What? Well it is extraordinary, it delights, it sparkles, it makes an impact, and it sticks around longer than intended – just glitter.

Have goals and smash them: As an organization we have goals, and we will work together to smash those goals. As individuals we have goals, both personal and professional. We would like to hear about our staff goals so we can help them smash their goals as well. Because we are innovative and progressive, mistakes happen, especially when you are pushing yourself, so strive to be different and be ok with failing once in a while.

Assume the best: Trust one another and assume that most people are good and care as much as you do. If you have doubts, ask and find out the answers, but always try and go to a place of trust and assuming the best first.

Be worthy of high esteem: This community has given us a gift; be worthy of that gift.