New spay and neuter programs happening now!

peta van

The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce two spay/neuter programs. On September 13th and 14th, the PETA mobile clinic will once again be at the Danville animal shelter. This year, 140 surgeries will be performed in those two days. There are still a few openings for dogs, and several for cats, so sign […]

It’s time for our favorite fundraising event!

Paws and Claws buddy

Join us at Gentleman’s Ridge Farm on September 30 from 6pm to 10:30 pm and help us raise money for local animals. We will have dancing, live music from The Pizzaz Band, a silent auction, a photo booth (We’ll supply everything but the camera!), vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, and a beer and wine cash bar. Tickets […]

Yard sale time!

Yard Sale

We’re on the countdown to our HUGE yard sale. It will be this Saturday from 7:30 – 12:00 noon at the Community Market. We have been overwhelmed by your response to our plea for donations. There must be some empty closets and storage rooms in Danville and Pittsylvania County now because our walls are bulging! […]

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

cat in storm drain

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

puppies kittens

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 […]