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    New spay and neuter programs happening now!

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce two spay/neuter programs. On September 13th and 14th, the PETA mobile clinic will once again be at the Danville animal shelter. This year, 140 surgeries will be performed in those two days. There are still a few openings for dogs, and several for cats, so sign […]

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  • Paws and Claws buddy

    It’s time for our favorite fundraising event!

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Join us at Gentleman’s Ridge Farm on September 30 from 6pm to 10:30 pm and help us raise money for local animals. We will have dancing, live music from The Pizzaz Band, a silent auction, a photo booth (We’ll supply everything but the camera!), vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, and a beer and wine cash bar. Tickets […]

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  • Yard Sale

    Yard sale time!

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    We’re on the countdown to our HUGE yard sale. It will be this Saturday from 7:30 – 12:00 noon at the Community Market. We have been overwhelmed by your response to our plea for donations. There must be some empty closets and storage rooms in Danville and Pittsylvania County now because our walls are bulging! […]

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  • Critter Chat – March 29,2017

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    In 1996, national animal organizations established seven basic policies for every animal shelter. Over 20 years later, I am not sure what organization led the way, but they were printed in the January-February 1996 Animal Sheltering Magazine of The Humane Society of the United States. Shelters were encouraged to consider these basic essentials of their […]

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  • Easter

    The Easter Bunny is here!

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    We’re ready for the Easter Bunny pictures with pets and/or children! Come to the shelter tomorrow between 11-3 and for $8, receive a 4X6 picture in a holiday frame. Plus, we will e-mail you all the pictures taken during your session. Thanks, Val-Rae, for getting the room ready! (We’re also having an adoption fair and […]

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Critter Corner

Apr
12

Critter Chat – March 29,2017

In 1996, national animal organizations established seven basic policies for every animal shelter. Over 20 years later, I am not sure what organization led the way, but they were printed in the January-February 1996 Animal Sheltering Magazine of The Humane Society of the United States. Shelters were encouraged to consider these basic essentials of their […]

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Feb
28

Critter Chat – February 15, 2017

The way I look at storm drains has significantly changed over the past 25 years.  More cats and dogs than we ever wanted to know about use these storm drains to safely go from place to place, and to get a little bit of perceived security.  I am not exaggerating when I say that more […]

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Feb
2

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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Feb
2

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’s 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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Feb
2

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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Jan
3

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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News Release

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Nov
22

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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Oct
27

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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Aug
26

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. […]