The mission of Floyd County Humane Society is to advocate and provide for the welfare, protection, and
humane treatment of companion animals in Floyd County, VA. Its objectives and activities in support of
this mission are:
To reduce the population of stray and unwanted pets by promoting and providing access to low-cost spay-and-neuter services;
To maintain a stabilized population of feral cats in the county by augmenting and participating in community-based Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs;
To assume comprehensive custodial care for as many homeless companion animals as possible – including strays, owner-surrendered, and those taken in by Animal Control – through temporary sheltering and fostering by our volunteer base;
To facilitate the permanent placement of animals in our care through the operation of a vigorous adoption program, including on-line promotion, community adoption events, and thorough screening of applicants;
To support the community in the humane and healthy treatment of their pets through such programs as low-cost vaccination clinics, distribution of free pet food through the area food pantry, free identification collars, and an emergency medical fund;
To heighten the community's awareness of existing challenges with the pet population and together implement solutions via robust online and print informational outreach.
The Floyd County Humane Society reserves the right to deny any application on a companion animal for any reason. The applicant will always be informed as to why they were denied. Denying an application is not a personal attack on the applicant, in many cases, the denial is because we, at the Humane Society, do not feel that the animal and family will be a good match. This does not mean that the applicant would certainly be denied in the future.
Some of the reasons the applicant may be denied: bad vet or personal references, lying on the application, refusing a home check, past history of returning/rehoming animals, or inadequate supervision. In some cases, we receive two applications on the same animal. In this case, it is up to the discretion of the Humane Society to decide which family would be the best fit for the animal.
The Floyd County Humane Society is staffed solely by volunteers. The application process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how soon references can be reached and if there are any concerns about the application. Unfortunately, some applications are denied, but it is done in the best interest of the animal. If there are any questions or concerns as to why an application was denied, the applicant can reach out to the contact person or email the Society.