• 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



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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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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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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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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Hurricane Irene

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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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


$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 […]


$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 […]


$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 […]


New Spay/Neuter Options

News Release July 21, 2010 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306 The Danville Area Humane Society is pleased to announce new spay/neuter options for area residents. From now until the end of 2010, we are reinstating our $25 rebate program for residents of Danville and Pittsylvania County who use local veterinary clinics. Residents must call the […]