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    Our Christmas tree is up…

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    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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    This week’s featured animals…

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    …are searchable on Petfinder.com. Chick them out! And thank you to Bobby Carlsen, once again, for the amazing photos!  

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    We love Virginia Beach SPCA!

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Adam came to Danville yesterday and took 13 dogs and 10 cats back with him. He fell in love with all of our dogs. We need to tell you that we do have the best animals at our shelter and we also have the best adoption partners! We are so grateful to these people for […]

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    Thank you to our generous donors!

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the people in this area. We asked for cat food, litter, and money to help with our 144 cats. We received many times over what we hoped for. Thank you; our gratitude is deep. Your donations translate into real outcomes for the animals. For example, remember our Little […]

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  • Critter Chat – October 12, 2016

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Last week as I parked my car at the shelter, I saw a woman standing at the front door. She was crying and held a cat in a blanket as she would have held a human baby. As I asked her if I could help her, she said she had called the day before and […]

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Critter Corner

Oct
27

Critter Chat – October 12, 2016

Last week as I parked my car at the shelter, I saw a woman standing at the front door. She was crying and held a cat in a blanket as she would have held a human baby. As I asked her if I could help her, she said she had called the day before and […]

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Oct
27

Critter Chat – October 5, 2016

Recently, I came across a short video clip of a longer 2000 PBS documentary about an elephant named Shirley that was transferred to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Shirley had been captured as a young elephant in Asia in the 1950s and was brought to the United States to perform in circuses. After 30 years, […]

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Oct
27

Critter Chat – September 22, 2016

A few years ago, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated her throne. When I first heard the news that this would take place, I remembered a story that was told of her childhood to her childhood. One day, Princess Beatrix forgot to feed her dog. The next morning, she was served no breakfast, on the […]

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Aug
31

Critter Chat: August 31, 2016

Sometimes, the absolute sadness or even horror of a situation is hard to fathom.  Such was the case of a dog that, thankfully, is now in heaven.  We had received a complaint about a dog that was chained in a yard and people driving by were concerned about him because he just kept getting thinner. […]

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Critter Chat April 13, 2016

Paulette Dean Executive Director Danville Area Humane Society Have you ever seen an animal that has completely given up? I have and my heart breaks each time. With the ever-present cameras and on-line posting of videos and pictures, the comments and captions usually blame the animal’s broken spirit on the shelter. However, the sadness, neglect, […]

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Mar
6

Critter Chat – March 4, 2015

Critter Chat For March 4, 2015 By Paulette Dean               It is amazing how mere seconds can become experiences that will never be forgotten.  In the midst of a very sad cruelty investigation last week, we had such an experience.             We had been called to assist the Danville animal control officer at an […]

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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. […]