Donated Van Comes to the Rescue of Homeless Animals

Cute puppy at the Louisa County Humane Society

Several kind-hearted volunteers from North Anna Power Station found a great way to celebrate Louisa County’s annual “Kindness Day.” At a March 8 gathering, the volunteers donated a repurposed Dominion Energy van filled with pet food and supplies to the Louisa Humane Society.

“Dominion Energy has always been a great partner and this van donation will be a great help for our volunteers and animals,” said Wendy Callahan, president of the Louisa Humane Society. “We’ll use it to transport cats and dogs locally for veterinary care, but also to deliver animals out-of-state when we find them a forever home.”

In 2018 alone, Louisa Humane Society volunteers fostered and cared for about 450 homeless or abandoned pets in their homes – often taking animals that would have been euthanized or died of starvation or sickness. The volunteers nurse sick animals back to health and care for strays until they can find placement in permanent homes.


"Dominion Energy has always been a great partner and this van donation will be a great help for our volunteers and animals."
Wendy Callahan, president of the Louisa Humane Society.


“I’m so proud that we are able to do this,” said Cindy Kuster, a Dominion Energy employee who is a long-time foster mom for cats. “It means a lot to our group to have this reliable van that won’t break down. It’s awesome.”

Asking for this donated van was just the latest kindness Kuster has shown for her beloved animals. She also has worked with other volunteers at North Anna Power Station to hold bake sales, 5K runs and other fundraisers benefiting the Louisa Humane Society. Last Spring, they raised nearly $12,000 for the organization during a silent auction held during an outage at the station.

“It’s great to work for a company that encourages us to get involved and make a positive difference in our community,” said Kuster. “That means the world to someone like me who is passionate about helping these precious creatures have a good life.”

Dominion Energy volunteers at the Louisa Humane Society

Dominion Energy volunteers at the Louisa County Animal Shelter


Dominion Energy donates a van to the Louisa County Humane Society

Dominion Energy donates a van to the Louisa County Animal Shelter


Dominion Energy volunteer at the Louisa Humane Society

A Dominion Energy volunteer holds a puppy and kitten at the Louisa County shelter