• Critter Chat – December 21, 2016

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    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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    Santa Claus is Coming…

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    …to the Danville Area Humane Society! It’s that wonderful time of year when we have our Pet Photos with Santa event at the shelter! Santa will be at the shelter on Saturday, December 10th, from 11-3. For $10, you will receive a 4×6 picture in a holiday frame. We have a new background and photo […]

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    It’s time to vote!

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    No, not for president. That’s over with, thank heaven! But for your favorite tree at the “Decorating Trees for a Cause” event! We know which tree is your favorite… Ours of course! Isn’t it magnificent? And yes, that’s Buddy eating the star. Cast your vote today (by making a monetary donation) through December 21st, Monday […]

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    Just in time for the holidays…

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    We have new merchandise! Stop in and check it out, perhaps this Saturday while you’re waiting for your picture to be taken with Santa! (Now isn’t that a good idea?) The socks are $4.50 per pair and the mugs are $15 each. We will make $1 off of each mug and pair of socks. But […]

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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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Critter Corner

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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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Jan
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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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Jan
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Critter Chat – November 9, 2016

By the time you read this, we will have survived a presidential election; maybe our nation can begin to heal and unite once again. In a bi-partisan kind of way, let us relax a little and take a brief look at some of the many pets that have occupied the White House in former years. […]

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Oct
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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
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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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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. […]