We may not have our own shelter or veterinary clinic, but that doesn’t stop us from facilitating many services for the people and pets of Floyd! Read on to see all the ways we’re lending a hand, and find out how you can help too.
Spay & Neuter Clinics
On the first Tuesday of every month the Mountain View Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic in Christiansburg sends a van to meet us behind the Exxon station in town (across from Hardees). Dogs and cats whose owners have registered with us are loaded up early in the morning, driven to the clinic for expert surgery, kept over night, and returned early the next morning. The charges are low, and we offer grants (when available) to lower the costs further for owners who need help. Feral cats, barn cats, indoor cats, and all breeds of dogs (below 70 pounds) are accepted on this transport.
Request more information to sign your pet up for the next Spay Day Transport; you can also leave a message for the transport coordinator at 540-745-7207.
$12 Rabies Clinics
Rabies is a fatal disease that can be passed between many kinds of animals, and to humans. The disease is so dangerous that every state requires pets to be vaccinated, especially dogs. The first vaccination for rabies is effective for one year, and then your pet will need a booster shot. After the first booster, pets must be vaccinated every three years to maintain solid immunity.
During these clinics, vaccines are only $10-$15.
Clinics are usually held spring and fall in Copper Hill, Floyd, Riner, and Willis. Feral and barn cats, pet cats, and all breeds of dogs are welcome. We especially encourage owners who have outdoor pets to sign up, as they are at greatest risk. Watch the Floyd Press, bulletin boards, and this website for dates and times!
Pet Food Pantry
Those of us who live with and love pets know how much happiness and stress relief they add to our lives. Sadly, in hard times, families may not have the budget for healthful pet food, as much as they love their pets.
The Floyd County Humane society works with the local food charity, Plenty!, to provide pet food, allowing people to keep their beloved pets.
Plenty! delivers food for people and pets to the homes of those without reliable transport. Humane Society members and supporters are encouraged to donate pet food to the program. Beneficiaries of Plenty!’s program are identified and vetted by social services.
Your help is always appreciated, whether you choose to donate money or a bag of kibble.
The Floyd County Humane Society does not provide direct food assistance to animals at this time.
Lost & Found Pets and Animals
We work to keep animals with families, by listing lost and found pets and animals looking for homes, whether they are in our foster care program, at the Floyd County Pound or currently with private individuals. Our listings are kept current on this website and on our Facebook page.
We will print your listing as you write it, so please be thorough and include your contact information. All listings are moderated and will automatically be deleted after two months. You can always resubmit the listing to keep it active.
Pet Presentations & Info
Many of our members would love to talk to your group about a variety of animal-related topics, including our projects, grooming, the commercial animal trade, basic pet care, and dog training. As you may know from stopping us on the street, we’re free with our knowledge, and the same is true when you invite us to speak.
We never charge but always accept donations to the Society, when offered!
Contact us with your animal care and welfare inquiries. Whether you need to find a veterinarian, locate a rescue group with your desired kind of dog, or check on which plants are poisonous to cats, we hope to provide you with useful information.
Every year, Humane Society members and volunteers take dozens (and dozens and dozens) of cats and dogs into their homes each ear. Many of these animals are then taken to rescues in far flung places like New York and Washington State, where they have a much better chance for adoption. (Floyd’s hounds are eagerly sought after out west!)
Other animals stay with us in our Foster Program while we locate good homes for them. Our “Floyd Cat Lady” single-handedly places a hundred or so cats a year! Foster dogs and cats are shown at PetSmart in Christiansburg, and at our events throughout the year. All of our available animals can also be found on Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet.