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    New Spay/Neuter certificates available now

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Beginning Wednesday, February 22nd, and going through June 1st, City of Danville residents may pick up $50 spay/neuter certificates for their dogs and cats. Pittsylvania County residents may pick up $25 rebate certificates, which can be combined with the usual County vouchers of $25 (or $40 through February). The certificates must be picked up at […]

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    The Easter Bunny is coming!

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance at the shelter! Save the date – April 8th – from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the shelter. For $8, you will receive a 4×6 print in a holiday frame of your pet with the Easter Bunny. We can even e-mail you all the pictures […]

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    Meet Bumblebee!

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Late one evening in September we met a woman outside the shelter who had come to drop off an injured animal. With her she had an adolescent pit bull/lab mix puppy who was covered in grease and severely burned. She had seen the dog in her neighborhood being dragged behind a bicycle while two teenage […]

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    Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic coming to Danville!

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    We have a new partnership with Angels of Asissi and will have our first spay/neuter transport on March 2nd. For this kick-off event, we are paying for the spay/neuter surgeries! Other services (shots, tests, etc.) will be paid for by the owner. Angels of Asissi will pick up the animals from us early in the […]

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    Critter Chat – February 1, 2017

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    (Critter Chat is published bi-weekly by the Chatham Star Tribune. See the original article here.) One Saturday evening recently, I received a call from dispatch informing me that a citizen had found a small dog he thought was a Yorkie. He took the dog to the shelter and put him in our after-hours area. The […]

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Critter Corner

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Critter Chat – February 1, 2017

(Critter Chat is published bi-weekly by the Chatham Star Tribune. See the original article here.) One Saturday evening recently, I received a call from dispatch informing me that a citizen had found a small dog he thought was a Yorkie. He took the dog to the shelter and put him in our after-hours area. The […]

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Critter Chat – January 18, 2017

(Critter Chat is published bi-weekly by the Chatham Star Tribune. See the original article here.) Our beloved maternal grandfather, Dada, was a talented organist and once taught Shirley Temple‚Äôs daughter piano lessons. He was a kind, gentle man who had a wonderful sense of humor. Dada was also a worrier. He was a big-time, bona […]

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Critter Chat – January 4, 2017

A few months ago, a very tired-looking Marie Bushley brought neatly folded newspapers to the shelter. She brought sad news about a recent diagnosis, and all we could do was hug her and cry with her. Several of us attended her funeral on December 29, and the words spoken there were a wonderful tribute to […]

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Critter Chat – December 21, 2016

When my sister and I were children, we would write letters to Santa. In fact, our mother still has a section of the Manhattan, Kan., newspaper that printed lots of letters from our classes in Northview Elementary School. We laugh now because my letters and even my whispers to Santa as I sat on his […]

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Critter Chat – December 7, 2016

Until the mid-1990s, the shelter had never had a mascot animal because the thought had been that all animals would be happiest in a private home. As a result, staff members knew that they should try to have some emotional distance from their favorite shelter animals if they did not adopt them. One day, though, […]

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Critter Chat – November 22, 2016

Many years ago, a skeletal dog was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Even after all the horrible sights we have seen at the shelter, this one profoundly affected us. The dog, a brown hound mix, had to be carried into the shelter and then into a veterinary clinic. She was so […]

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News Release

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Nov
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Our Christmas tree is up…

And it’s fabulous! The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s 6th annual Trees for a Cause event begins November 28 and runs through December 21st. Our entry this year is a special one. Our tree, designed, constructed and donated by local artist Sean Davis, is made of reclaimed wood salvaged from local historic buildings that […]

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47 cats seized

We sent the following release to the media October 19, 2016. We are very aware of the range of emotions that will result. If you have any questions or concerns about the case, we will be happy to speak with you about it. Animals are seized based on the evidence we see, not on the […]

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PETA SPAY/NEUTER MOBILE CLINIC COMING TO DANVILLE

PETA is once again bringing their spay/neuter mobile clinic to Danville. Surgeries will be performed on September 29, September 30, and October 1. Cat surgeries are $15 and dog surgeries $15. Scholarships are available for those who may not be able to afford that. Appointments will begin being scheduled on Wednesday, August 24th. Call 799-0843. […]