For Immediate Release
November 30, 2012
The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to invite the public to an event at the shelter on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Approved adoption questionnaires submitted during that time will have a reduced adoption fee of $50. This still includes the full cost of the spay/neuter surgery, a rabies shot, and veterinary exam. Dogs will be tested for heartworm, and cats will be tested for feline leukemia. All dogs and cats have had at least their first set of shots and have been de-wormed at least once.
The regular adoption process will be in place.
Pet photos with Santa will be taken. Participants will receive a 4X6 color print in a cardboard holiday frame for $10. Children are also welcome.
Dr. Jeff Smith of Mount Hermon Veterinary Clinic will be on hand to give $5 rabies vaccinations, and he will also implant microchips for $33. The rabies clinic is possible because the Danville City Council recently approved our request to hold such clinics.
“This has been a busy year for us, and we have been able to help over 5,000 homeless animals,” said Paulette Dean, executive director. “In addition, we have helped spay or neuter about 1,000 animals belonging to residents of Danville and Pittsylvania County. We have had several neglect cases that have had a successful resolution for the animals. In short, we have done everything we can to help animals.”
Lynn Shelton, board president, said, “The opening of the E. Stuart James Grant Adoption Center has been successful in many ways. It is a tool that has enabled us to reduce our euthanasia rate of dogs by about 45%.”
Later that evening, the Danville Area Humane Society will participate in the Christmas parade by walking dogs. Members of the public are invited to participate in that, also.
For more information, please call 799-0843.