• Yard Sale

    Yard sale time!

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    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! […]

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  • Critter Chat – March 29,2017

    Wednesday, April 12, 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 […]

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  • Easter

    The Easter Bunny is here!

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    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 […]

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    Critter Chat – February 15, 2017

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    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 […]

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    New Spay/Neuter certificates available now

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    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 […]

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Critter Corner


May 20 Wildlife

A few weeks ago, we complained about the cold weather and in a few weeks we will be complaining about the hot weather. For now, the temperatures are generally pleasant and that means the animal kingdom is busy having babies. Chances are, many of you will come into contact with baby wildlife. Federal and state […]

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Update 2004-2011

We recently appeared before Danville City Council and Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors to speak about the E. Stuart James Grant Adoption Center. Appearing before a body of elected officials is always a little intimidating, I must admit. We reminded council members that, in February of 2004, we came before them body several times to […]

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Our Friend, Joanie

In 1983 when a friend persuaded me to become an active volunteer for the Danville Area Humane Society, I went to my first meeting. I met Bill and Joanie Schwarz, and quickly learned that they were the backbone, legs, and arms for the humane society. During the early years before we began operating the shelter, […]

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SB 359

Animal welfare advocates thought this would be a quiet legislative session. We were wrong. There were several bills that would have had devastating effects on the animal protection laws we have worked so hard for through the years. One in particular proved to be rather contentious, and involved the subject of feral cats and what […]

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Adoption Center Opening

In just another few weeks, we will officially open the E. Stuart James Grant Adoption Center! We are thrilled with it, and we believe it will be a wonderful tool to help us in our efforts to help the animals. In 1984, we contracted with the City of Danville to operate the animal shelter. At […]

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Cycle of Violence

Although we knew that we would receive some jokes and negative comments about offering a reward for the abuse of a rat, we also knew that we needed to do it. The same person who is willing to cruelly treat a small animal will not stop there. We received a complaint about a man beating […]

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News Release


Reward! Comcast Kittens

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who placed six newborn kittens in a plastic box, latched it, and placed it in the back of a Comcast service truck. At 2:00 this afternoon, a Comcast serviceman […]


Reward for Cruelty to Animals

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for cruelty to a cat. About midnight last night, the police were called to the 700 block of North Main Street about several young men who were throwing […]


Puppy in Dumpster

Tragically, we must report that there has been another abandonment case in Danville.  The police were called to the Purdum Woods complex late Tuesday night about a puppy that was found in a dumpster. A $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this cruel act is being […]


$1000 Reward!

The reward for Wildcat, the cat who escaped while being transported to a spay/neuter clinic last week, has been increased to up to $1,000. A caller this morning said that her husband saw a cat matching Wildcat’s description in the Main Street area of Danville last Friday.  This is encouraging news.  Wildcat may still be […]