VAHDA donates to Lunenburg Animal Shelter

Published 11:58 am Thursday, October 24, 2019

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On Friday, Oct. 11, 3,000 pounds of quality dog food was donated to the Lunenburg County Animal Shelter from the Lunenburg Chapter of the Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance (VAHDA).

The VAHDA works to protect the heritage of hunting with dogs in the Commonwealth of Virginia and to advance the opportunities to use dogs for hunting through educational programs.

The Lunenburg Chapter of the VAHDA has a great relationship with the Lunenburg County Animal Control Officer, Ray Elliot, and decided to do this donation to the shelter to ensure all lost dogs have the food needed to stay healthy.

All dogs can become separated from their owners for various reasons, including hounds. Hopefully, with this donation, the shelter will be able to allocate its money to the many other expenses that are required to run the shelter, giving the animals the best care possible while waiting to be returned to their owner or finding their new forever home.

The VAHDA website has a missing dog portal, visit https:// In addition to posting missing hunting dogs on the VAHDA website and enabling the creation of a printable poster, the portal emails the details about the missing dog to all pounds and shelters listed with the State Veterinarian Office. Information about this service is included in Hunting & Trapping in Virginia, the annual hunting regulations digest published by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.