The Lynchburg Humane Society is hosting a special event tomorrow to remember a teenager who had a passion for rescue animals. Calaeb’s Canines is tomorrow from 11am to 5pm. Calaeb was a local teen whose life was tragically cut short last year. The Humane Society says Caleb was the definition of a “dog person”. His15th birthday is July 4th so to honor his memory the first 15 dog adoptions on Saturday have been sponsored. Calaeb’s younger brother will be fundraising and donating all proceeds back to the shelter as his birthday gift to his brother.
Here is the entire news release from the Lynchburg Humane Society:
Lynchburg Humane Society holding event in memory of young community member
Lynchburg, Virginia: Lynchburg Humane Society will host a special event titled Calaeb’s Canines on
Saturday July 3rd, 2021 during open hours of 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Calaeb was a young member of our
community who was the definition of a “dog person” with a deep passion for animal rescue and care.
His life was tragically cut short but his monumental impact and legacy remain steadfast. Calaeb’s 15th
birthday is July 4th so to honor his memory the first 15 dog adoptions (excluding VIPs) on Saturday
have been sponsored. This event has been met with an outpouring of support from sponsors as well
including Biscuitville, who is providing a special heart shaped version of their popular dog biscuits.
Penzey’s spices is providing support as well as special “choose love” bandanas for the dogs, and
numerous others will participate. Calaeb’s younger brother will be fundraising and donating all
proceeds back to the shelter as his birthday gift to his brother.
Said Michelle Thomas, director of development “We are so very grateful that Calaeb’s family chose to
honor his life in such a meaningful way by sponsoring so many pet adoptions. Here at the Lynchburg
Humane Society we rely on community donations to help fund our operations and these gifts will help
so many pets. We hope many will come to the center on July 3rd to celebrate this amazing young man
and his love of animals.”
Community members looking to get involved are encouraged to share or RSVP via the Facebook event
About The Lynchburg Humane Society
The Lynchburg Humane Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization that provides a safe environment for
the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of the Lynchburg, Appomattox, and Pittsylvania communities. They
strive to promote humane and responsible treatment of animals, unite lost pets with their families, and find
loving homes for the animals in their care.