• CHANGE IN ADOPTION AREA HOURS

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    As of July 9, 2014, the adoption areas will be closed on Wednesdays. We will still receive animals and conduct all other business (selling County tags, handing out space/neuter certificates, etc.). The adoption areas will reopen each Thursday at noon. Being closed on Wednesdays gives our kennel attendants the opportunity to deep clean the animal […]

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  • REWARD OFFERED FOR PUPS ABANDONED AT MT. TABOR DUMPSTER

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    For Immediate Release July 23, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for abandoning four newborn puppies in the Mount Tabor dumpster in Pittsylvania County. On Tuesday, July 22nd, a […]

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  • Reward Offered in Mini Schnauzer Death

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    For Immediate Release June 12, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information relating to the May 27th death of a miniature schnauzer on Walnut Creek Road.  A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible […]

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  • 2014 Annual Meeting

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    Our annual meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Danville Orthopedic Clinic on Executive Drive.  We will have the annual report, and announce the William Schwarz Animal Hero of the Year, the Emmett Edmonds Officer of the Year, the Rudy Kramer Award (given to an animal), and […]

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  • Dawn Update

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    For Immediate Release Contact:  Paulette Dean (434)799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce that Dawn, a pit bull, is leaving Danville on Sunday to go to a foster home in Northern Virginia, after being accepted into Homeward Trails Rescue. “Partnerships between open-admission shelters and placement groups are a vital part of […]

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Critter Corner

May
19

Critter Chat April 23, 2014             In 1988, I was working at a bank in Provo, Utah.  A co-worker came into the office one morning to ask if I wanted his female hamster, Gabrielle.  It didn’t take me long to say I did want her because my sister and I had hamsters when we were […]

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May
19

Critter Chat By Paulette Dean       The problem of cruelty to animals is not just a problem for people who respect and care for animals.  People learn how to abuse, torture, and then ultimately kill humans by practicing on animals. We received a telephone call several years ago from a woman who had […]

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May
19

Critter Chat For March 26, 2014   During a very dramatic staff meeting seven years ago, we named an umbrella cockatoo “Buddy,” even though some staff members thought it was too ordinary a name for such an extraordinary bird.  I was one of those people.  However, other staff members had been calling him that since […]

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Jan
16

Birds of a feather flock from shelter

Birds of a feather flock from shelter Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:40 am http://www.godanriver.com/content/tncms/live/godanriver.com/entertainment_lifestyles/lifestyles/article_bf869c6a-4e57-11e3-85b3-001a4bcf6878.htmlBy PAULETTE DEAN Contributing columnist African Grey parrots could be considered the most well-known of the exotic birds. One, Alex, participated in language studies for more than 30 years, and proved he could understand language, not just mimic it. Because of […]

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Jan
16

With care, kindness, smiles animals can rebound

With care, kindness, smiles animals can rebound Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2013 6:00 am http://www.godanriver.com/content/tncms/live/godanriver.com/entertainment_lifestyles/lifestyles/article_12bd4c6e-4343-11e3-8635-0019bb30f31a.htmlBy PAULETTE DEAN Contributing columnist We have all seen pitiful people. They may have been the awkward student in school who no one would sit beside at the cafeteria table. Maybe they were the homeless person on street. Maybe the pitiful […]

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Jan
4

2013 Goals

My New Year’s Eve celebrations usually come to an end long before midnight. I enjoy time with family members, and then spend time thinking about the year past and the year future. I have usually chosen my theme for the New Year a couple of weeks in advance, so I think about how the theme […]

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News Release

Jul
23

REWARD OFFERED FOR PUPS ABANDONED AT MT. TABOR DUMPSTER

For Immediate Release July 23, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for abandoning four newborn puppies in the Mount Tabor dumpster in Pittsylvania County. On Tuesday, July 22nd, a […]

Jun
13

Reward Offered in Mini Schnauzer Death

For Immediate Release June 12, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information relating to the May 27th death of a miniature schnauzer on Walnut Creek Road.  A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible […]

May
19

Dawn Update

For Immediate Release Contact:  Paulette Dean (434)799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce that Dawn, a pit bull, is leaving Danville on Sunday to go to a foster home in Northern Virginia, after being accepted into Homeward Trails Rescue. “Partnerships between open-admission shelters and placement groups are a vital part of […]

May
19

PETA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

For Immediate Release May 16, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is pleased to announce a spay/neuter partnership with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).  Through the generosity of the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust (American National Bank), low-cost surgeries are being offered to area residents. […]