• 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

Feb
12

Castoreum

Oh, my. I have had a startling revelation during the course of the last two weeks. I am 56 years old, and gave up red meat in my late teens. In my early twenties, I stopped eating poultry, fish, and gelatin. Thus, I have called myself a vegetarian for all this time. In the late […]

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Jan
29

Coyotes

Last Wednesday morning, we received a call from a citizen who was driving on 58 East about a mile from the shelter. The caller said that a large dog had just been hit by a car and was lying injured near the side of the highway. Two shelter employees left immediately to help the dog. […]

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Jan
15

Wally

It is hard to believe that it has been almost seven years since I had to euthanize my Katey dog. She was a little over twelve years old, and I had adopted her when she was one year old. By any definition, she was a perfect little dog companion, and my heart broke when she […]

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Jan
1

2012 Goals

My New Year’s Eve celebrations usually come to an end long before midnight. I enjoy time with family members, and then spend time thinking about the year past and the year future. I have usually chosen my theme for the New Year a couple of weeks in advance, so I think about how the theme […]

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Sep
9

Earthquakes and Hurricanes

In a one-week period we experienced both an earthquake and a hurricane.  Thankfully the effects of both of these natural disasters passed us by relatively unscathed.  However, wishing on luck to avoid the inevitable is a dangerous proposition that may eventually leave us in a precarious position. This weekend I was able to travel to […]

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Aug
28

Euthanasia

One of my favorite books is The Hiding Place, a true story by Corrie ten Boom.  Corrie and her sister were older single women who, along with their elderly father, helped shelter Jews from the horrific atrocities in World War II Germany.  They were eventually imprisoned and both the sister and the father died in […]

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News Release

Apr
15

$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 […]

Apr
5

$500 Reward

A reward of up to $500 is being offered for the return of a cat that escaped as he was being put in a van to be transported to a spay/neuter clinic. The cat is black and gray and has a bobtail.  He is wearing a white paper collar with his name and his owner’s […]

Oct
11

$500 Reward – Ten year-old White Cat

For Immediate Release October 11, 2010 Contact: Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306 The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $500 for the return of a ten year-old white cat that was possibly stolen when a house was broken into. The owner, who lives in the 300 block of Cunningham Street, was […]

Aug
24

$1,000 Reward!

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 involved in a case of abandoning a dog in Oak Hill Cemetery. The body of a female pit bull was discovered by Public Works employees, and animal control and […]