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    Dumpster Chihuahua Update

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Remember the Chihuahua with a broken leg who was abandoned in a trash dumpster?  Well, look at him now!  His leg healed very nicely at shelter, after a cast was on for over a month.  He has been adopted, and is very comfy and warm in his new home.

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  • Grumpy the Pig Gets A New Home

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    We love all animals, and we love our adoption partners!  Grumpy the pig (that’s the name she came in with) left today to go to Owens Petting Farm.  Question — How many people does it take to load a very large, very pregnant pot-bellied pig mix into a van?  Answer — Many!  We hope Grumpy […]

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    Fritz Childrey Fund for Older Friends Adoption

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    We have another shelter graduate through the Fritz Childrey Fund for Older Friends!  This little pug had a cancerous tumor removed several years ago, and recently his owner passed away.  Today, he left us for his new home.

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  • Scenes from the shelter

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    In the first one, Jeremy decides that Lisa’s back is the perfect resting place. He loves naptime!  In the second one, what do you think these four shelter graduates are telling April? (Hint:  She had some cheese to snack on, and yes, she did share.)

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    Reward Offered For Chihuahua Abandoned On Parker Rd

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    For Immediate Release February 4, 2015 Contact:  Paulette Dean… (434) 799-5306   The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and the conviction of the person or persons who may have abandoned a female Chihuahua on Parker Road this morning.   A man […]

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Critter Corner

Jan
20

Critter Chat For:  January 21, 2015               New Year’s Day has always been a day of reflection and planning for me.  Several family members and I celebrate New Year’s Eve together, complete with refreshments, grape juice and Sprite, games, and a talent show.  We have looked forward to that time together since my first […]

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Jan
20

Critter Chat For:  January 7, 2015   Many years ago, I gave up making New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, I choose a theme for the year.  Some years, the theme is a verse from scripture, and other times it’s a short poem.  A theme is a constant reminder of what I hope to become.  My theme […]

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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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News Release

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Feb
4

Reward Offered For Chihuahua Abandoned On Parker Rd

For Immediate Release February 4, 2015 Contact:  Paulette Dean… (434) 799-5306   The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and the conviction of the person or persons who may have abandoned a female Chihuahua on Parker Road this morning.   A man […]

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Nov
28

REWARD OFFERED FOR INJURED PUP ABANDONED AT MT TABOR DUMPSTER

We are very sad to have to report this story; however, we are grateful to the kindhearted man who found the sealed box with the puppy in it.  Please read the news release we just sent: For Immediate Release November 28, 2014 Contact: Paule…tte Dean (434) 799-5306 The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a […]

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.  […]

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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 […]