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    PUPPY FOUND IN WOODSIDE VILLAGE DUMPSTER. REWARD OFFERED

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

      For Immediate Release October 22, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean  (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who abandoned a terrier puppy in a dumpster at Woodside Village Apartments on Piney Forest Road.  A reward of up to $1,000 is […]

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  • DAHS 2014 Mutt Strut

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    It’s almost Mutt Strut time!  Next Saturday (September 6th), we’ll strut our mutts at Anglers Park.  Registration is at 9:00 a.m., with Blessing of the Animals at 9:30.  The walk begins after that.  The first 75 walkers who pay at least $35 will receive an event t-shirt.  We’ll also have free mini-paw paintings and treat […]

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  • 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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Critter Corner

Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For July 16, 2014   Even critics of the Danville Area Humane Society should admit that we have an aggressive spay/neuter program.   Even as early as 1980, we allocated funds in our budget to help (albeit in a small way) with the cost of the sterilization surgeries.  In October of 1993 when we […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat By Paulette Dean For June 18, 2014   In June of 1992, not long after I started working for the Danville Area Humane Society, a dignified, elderly golden cat was brought to us by his owners because he was too old and they wanted a kitten.  I thought then how sad it was […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

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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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat June 4, 2014   Through the years, we have had several animal hoarding cases in this area.  Such cases are always difficult.  Animal hoarding, or collecting, is a problem that exists in every community.  The current working definition of a hoarder is someone who accumulates a large number of animals, fails to provide […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For September 24, 2015         Hopefully, the hot, hot temperatures of summer are behind us.  This is the time to look forward to the     bright orange, yellow, and red leaves in the trees.  We think of pumpkin spice muffins and apple cider.  October has always been a time of […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For October 15, 2014   Halloween used to be a fun holiday.  Growing up in the 50s and 60s was a more innocent time, and my sister and I dressed up as scarecrows and princesses to walk through our neighborhood with our Daddy.  We were even allowed to eat the sticky homemade popcorn […]

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News Release

woodside pup
Oct
23

PUPPY FOUND IN WOODSIDE VILLAGE DUMPSTER. REWARD OFFERED

  For Immediate Release October 22, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean  (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who abandoned a terrier puppy in a dumpster at Woodside Village Apartments on Piney Forest Road.  A reward of up to $1,000 is […]

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 […]