• The Danville Area Humane Society is expanding!

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    The board and staff of the Danville Area Humane Society are thrilled to announce that a $250,000 grant has been received from The E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust to renovate and remodel the oldest parts of the city public animal shelter. The cat room and isolation areas will be renovated and the older dog […]

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  • Santa Claus is coming…to DAHS! No, really!

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Waylaid by the snow, Santa had to turn back last weekend, but have no fear, he’s coming! Santa will be at the Danville Area Humane Society on Saturday, December 16th. Santa Claus will be at the shelter from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring your pets, your children, your parents, yourselves and have pictures taken […]

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  • New spay and neuter programs happening now!

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    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 […]

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  • It’s time for our favorite fundraising event!

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    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 […]

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  • 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 Corner

May
20

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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Apr
22

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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Apr
8

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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Mar
21

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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Mar
12

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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Feb
28

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

Aug
30

Abandoned Rat Terrier – Reward!

The Danville Area Humane Society now must also offer a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who tied a young, male rat terrier mix in an abandoned house, and then failed to provide adequate care. The Inspections Department called the Police Department to […]

Aug
30

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 […]

Jul
15

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 […]

May
11

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 […]