Bedford Humane Society

Saving Lives, Building Families

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See our Adoptable Animals. If you have already found your new forever friend, here's the Application.


We need you to help homeless animals. There are many ways to be involved. See our Events Calendar and learn more about our Volunteer Opportunities.


Whether it's time or money, we appreciate your interest in helping the homeless animals of Bedford.

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  • Animeals

    Animeals is our pet food pantry. It is designed to help families feed their companion animals when they are experiencing financial hardship. We want families to be able to keep their furry family members. Animeals is supported by generous donations from people in the Bedford, Virginia community.

  • Forgotten Felines

    Forgotten Felines is a Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program that includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and mite treatment for feral and free-roaming cats in maintained colonies in and around Bedford. While our partner vets do this work at a discount, donations are always needed to help cover this service. See our donation information to help.

  • Vernon D. Lybolt Adoption Center

    Bedford Humane Society is currently raising funds to build a shelter to house dogs and cats that have come to the Society for adoption. The shelter is in the design phase and a specific construction date has not been set. A significant portion of the funds have been generously provided by the estate of Mr. Lybolt. Please Donate to help us build this shelter.

  • Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

    The Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program subsidizes the cost of surgery for cats and dogs to pet owners who qualify under specific income guidelines. The goal of the program to reduce, over time, the number or dogs and cats that find their way into shelters and foster care.

    Apply for a low cost spay or neuter

Major Donors and Sponsors

Thank you to our major donors and sponsors.

Vernon D. Lybolt Estate
Nancy Byerle Estate
The Alexander McCausland Charitable Trust
The Greater Lynchburg Charitable Trust

Partner Veterinary Clinics

Thank you to our partner veterinary clinics.

Angels of Assisi
Animal Emergency Clinic
Bedford Animal Hospital
Blue Ridge Animal Hospital
Riverside Animal Hospital
Rustburg Veterinary Clinic
Smith Mountain Lake Animal Hospital
South Central Spay Neuter Clinic
Staunton River Veterinary Clinic