• joanie

    Danville Register & Bee Volunteer of The Year Nominee

    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Please follow this link to vote for our volunteer, Joanie Schwarz.  We have entered her into the Register & Bee volunteer contest.  There are so many worthy people, but we hope you consider voting for Joanie.  She has volunteered for the Humane Society since 1975!        http://godanriver.upickem.net/engine/Details.aspx?p=V&c=150937&s=71563779&i=1

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  • Colton

    Colton Gets a Transfer!

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Good-bye, Colton!  He has been with us for a few months.  We had him neutered last week, and he is now on his way to a foster home with a husky rescue group.  He had become a favorite of staff members.  Colton is a very big boy!

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  • ornaments

    2014 Memorial/Honor Ornaments Available

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    It’s time to set up our memorial tree in the shelter lobby.  This year, we have resin ornaments that you may purchase for $8.  We will put the name of your beloved animal companion, put the ornament on the tree, and then after January 1st, …you may come to the shelter and take the ornament […]

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  • kitten adoption

    Happy Adoption Ending!

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

      These two little kitties did not come in together, but they are going to be lifelong companions!  The John Hall family adopted them today, and those little kitties are mighty lucky little ones.  Their days of being unwanted are over.

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  • Our position regarding newspapers articles and editorials

    Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Our official position on letters in the newspaper is this:  We have the right to state the truth and correct statements that are not true.  We will never engage in the back-and-forth conversations publicly that only serve to promote the public perception that all “animal people are crazy.”   We never, never, engage in personal attacks.  […]

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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

Nov
2

Our position regarding newspapers articles and editorials

Our official position on letters in the newspaper is this:  We have the right to state the truth and correct statements that are not true.  We will never engage in the back-and-forth conversations publicly that only serve to promote the public perception that all “animal people are crazy.”   We never, never, engage in personal attacks.  […]

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 […]