I am writing on behalf of the Appomattox Pet Center, a no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter and all our lovable animals that are up for adoption.

I wanted the people of Appomattox to be aware that we have a $5,000 match donation challenge from the estate of Jim Ford that is in effect until Nov. 1.

Please follow us on Facebook and make a donation to these deserving animals.

The pet center has come a long way since it became a no-kill in January 2017. Hundreds of dogs and cats have found forever homes because of the support of volunteers, the community and the Lynchburg Humane Society.

We appreciate Mr. Ford and you for helping make a difference. Jim was a generous and compassionate member of our community, so please consider honoring his memory by making a donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Please come by and visit us at 3074 Morningstar Road.

- Brenda Bowling, Pamplin, Appomattox Pet Center Volunteer/Supporter