About Us

The mission of the Louisa Humane Society is to improve the quality of life for the homeless and abandoned animals of Louisa County; and to provide a clean, safe environment for these unwanted animals while making every effort to place adoptable animals into new, loving, responsible homes.

The Louisa Humane Society was formed in 2001 by concerned citizens who recognized that the Louisa County Animal Shelter was in very poor condition and its daily operation was underfunded, understaffed, and generally inadequate for the growing numbers of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats in Louisa County.  The volunteers that make up Louisa Humane Society believe that healthy, adoptable animals do not need to be euthanized if spay and neuter programs are supported, aggressive adoption programs are implemented, and a public educational campaign on responsible pet ownership is launched within the community.  We depend on volunteers and welcome anyone who loves animals and who is willing to give a little time to the effort.  The Louisa Humane Society is incorporated with non-profit 501(c)(3) status.

Feature Article

Louisa Humane Society Receives $350 Grant


Louisa Humane Society, Fredericksburg, has received a $350 grant from the Petfinder Foundation in partnership with Orvis, a retail and mail-order business specializing in sporting goods. One of the company’s initiatives is aimed at dog rescue, and “The Orvis Commitment” has matched donations from the public, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000 per year for a total contribution to the Petfinder Foundation of over $240,000 since the partnership began. 


The Petfinder.com Foundation assists the more than 12,000+ animal shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Petfinder Foundation helps adoption organizations find homes for the pets in their care through its Sponsor A Pet, Disaster Fund, Quality of Life and other programs. Since its founding in 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to shelters and rescue groups in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


Louisa Humane Society posts its adoptable pets at www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA182.html



Louisa Humane Society

 PO Box 1837

 Louisa, VA 23093

Louisa Humane Society PO Box 1837 Louisa, VA 23093