Programs and Projects

We operate and maintain the City of Danville Animal Shelter. Each year, we receive about 5,500 dogs and cats and about 200 other animals, including wildlife, livestock, exotic pets, and other small pets. We never have (and never will) turned away any animal.

Spay and Neuter

We offer year-round spay/neuter assistance to residents of Danville and Pittsylvania County. We make it easy, too! Check the “Low Cost Spay & Neuter” tab for more information.

We maintain a lost-and-found registry for pets. To help reunite lost pets, we also provide identification tags.


We provide humane education programs to schools, youth groups, churches, clubs, and civic organizations, sharing information pet care, responsible pet ownership, and humane treatment of all animals.

Cruelty and Abuse

We conduct abuse and cruelty investigations in Danville and Pittsylvania County.
We work with both the City and County animal control officers to provide a full range of services for stray, injured, and lost animals.
In cooperation with area veterinarians, we provide medical treatment for sick and injured stray animals

Domestic Violence

We work with a domestic violence program to ensure that pets are not kept in dangerous situations if the abused family members enter a shelter. We also work with homeless shelters to provide temporary shelter for pets.
Our employees and volunteers stand ready to assist in cases of disasters or emergencies. We have prepared the shelter to handle such emergencies.
Our adoption program carefully screens homes, ensuring that animals adopted from us will never again be hungry, thirsty, or unwanted.

Adoption Follow-up Program

We maintain an adoption follow-up program.
We are an information source for all questions about animal problems, behaviors, and needs.


We support legislation that seeks to protect and promote the humane treatment of all animals