Critter Chat – March 29,2017

In 1996, national animal organizations established seven basic policies for every animal shelter. Over 20 years later, I am not sure what organization led the way, but they were printed in the January-February 1996 Animal Sheltering Magazine of The Humane Society of the United States. Shelters were encouraged to consider these basic essentials of their […]

The Easter Bunny is here!

Easter

We’re ready for the Easter Bunny pictures with pets and/or children! Come to the shelter tomorrow between 11-3 and for $8, receive a 4X6 picture in a holiday frame. Plus, we will e-mail you all the pictures taken during your session. Thanks, Val-Rae, for getting the room ready! (We’re also having an adoption fair and […]

Critter Chat – February 15, 2017

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The way I look at storm drains has significantly changed over the past 25 years.  More cats and dogs than we ever wanted to know about use these storm drains to safely go from place to place, and to get a little bit of perceived security.  I am not exaggerating when I say that more […]

New Spay/Neuter certificates available now

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Beginning Wednesday, February 22nd, and going through June 1st, City of Danville residents may pick up $50 spay/neuter certificates for their dogs and cats. Pittsylvania County residents may pick up $25 rebate certificates, which can be combined with the usual County vouchers of $25 (or $40 through February). The certificates must be picked up at […]

The Easter Bunny is coming!

Easter Bunny

It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance at the shelter! Save the date – April 8th – from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the shelter. For $8, you will receive a 4×6 print in a holiday frame of your pet with the Easter Bunny. We can even e-mail you all the pictures […]

Meet Bumblebee!

Bumblebee

Late one evening in September we met a woman outside the shelter who had come to drop off an injured animal. With her she had an adolescent pit bull/lab mix puppy who was covered in grease and severely burned. She had seen the dog in her neighborhood being dragged behind a bicycle while two teenage […]

Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic coming to Danville!

Angels of St. Assisi

We have a new partnership with Angels of Asissi and will have our first spay/neuter transport on March 2nd. For this kick-off event, we are paying for the spay/neuter surgeries! Other services (shots, tests, etc.) will be paid for by the owner. Angels of Asissi will pick up the animals from us early in the […]

Critter Chat – February 1, 2017

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(Critter Chat is published bi-weekly by the Chatham Star Tribune. See the original article here.) One Saturday evening recently, I received a call from dispatch informing me that a citizen had found a small dog he thought was a Yorkie. He took the dog to the shelter and put him in our after-hours area. The […]

Making donations to the DAHS just got easier!

Amazon wishlist

We get a lot of questions regarding what items we would like to see donated. So, to help you help us, we’ve started an Amazon Wishlist. We will continue updating and populating this list, but just to start out we’ve included a few items we are constantly in need of. Don’t feel you need to […]

Critter Chat – January 4, 2017

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A few months ago, a very tired-looking Marie Bushley brought neatly folded newspapers to the shelter. She brought sad news about a recent diagnosis, and all we could do was hug her and cry with her. Several of us attended her funeral on December 29, and the words spoken there were a wonderful tribute to […]