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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

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The new Pittsylvania Pet Center is the home to dozens and dozens of homeless and surrendered cats and dogs.

Melissa Munoz is the adoption counselor. “I have always had a heart for animals, and when I found out that the county was opening up a Pet Center, I had to apply.” She handles most of the things at the front desk. “I don’t mind being at the desk; I work wherever I am needed.”

Lisa Cruz is the Pet Care Supervisor. “I love animals and caring for them, I work here to fill a need in the community for the car of the animals.”

Catrina Valania is the Shelter Manager. “I started working at the Lynchburg Humane society seven years ago. I moved to Lynchburg from New York where I owned my own business as a cosmetologist for twenty-two years. I decided it was time for a change, and animals have always been my passion.” “Our organization is a wonderful one. We care about all pets.”

All of their pet adoptions include micro-chipping, spay/neuter clinic, and a free vet visit. People of all ages can volunteer; pick up an application at the front desk. Donations are appreciated. The Pet Center is in need of cat/dog food, puppy chow, large dog crates, leashes, collars, fluffy beds, and Kuranda beds.

The Pet Center website is www.pittsylvaniapetcenter.org.

Upcoming events are A Pinch of Pet Hair: Drool-worthy Recipes for People and Pets, Aug. 11- Nov. : submit a favorite recipe and a picture of your pet to make a cookbook. There is also a Best Friend Bash Sat., Nov. 11,  5 PM to 10 PM at Banister Bend Farm, 2628 Johnson Mill Road, Gretna, hosted by Betty and Ben Davenport. Enjoy an exciting evening with Cajun style food, live music, a pet parade, silent and live auctions to support the Pittsylvania Pet Center. Purchase tickets at the Pet Center.

The Pet Center is open Mon.-Fri. from 12-6 and Sat.-Sun from 12-5, 11880 Highway 29, Chatham. Visitors are welcome.

 

 

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!