• 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

Aug
14

Moral Progress

This past Tuesday, someone placed a tiny kitten, about three weeks old, in a box and placed the box in front of a business on Riverside Drive.  They had put food and water in the box, but she was too young to be able to eat that food.   When employees arrived at work that day, […]

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Jul
28

Turkey

Last week, we received a call from the emergency dispatch center in Danville about a turkey that had fallen from a truck while being transported a slaughterhouse.  You probably are familiar with those trucks; even people who eat meat usually do not like to look at the chickens, turkeys, or pigs that are crammed into […]

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Jul
17

Getting Along

April Hogan, the shelter manager, currently has four dogs she adopted from the shelter.  There is Opie the long-haired dachshund, Trixie the spitz, Peppy the Chihuahua, and Barney the dachshund.  All of her dogs play with each other and generally get along quite well.  They spend many days in the front office of the shelter […]

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Jul
1

Turtle

A local eatery business was recently given a turtle by one of their customers for their beautiful water display in the lobby.  Thankfully, it did not take long for this to come to our attention; a young boy was very disturbed when he saw the turtle hiding in the shell, and he began to wonder […]

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May
22

Kitten in a Storm Drain

The way I look at storm drains has significantly changed over the past several 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.  We have no idea how many animals die in […]

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May
8

Mother’s Day 2011

Today, we celebrate Mother’s Day.  The very word “mother” brings to mind safety, warmth, care, and love.  There are bad mothers, to be sure, but the vast majority offer unconditional love.  In fact, all nature values mothers.  There is a reason our planet is called Mother Earth.  I have never had the blessing of being […]

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News Release

Jul
20

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 […]

Jul
1

Cruelty Investigation

The necropsy of the pit bull found in the Oak Hill Cemetery revealed awful details of the dog’s death.  Her body was badly bruised, she had puncture wounds on her body, and she was shot. There are many scenarios that could have taken place:  The dog could have been forced to fight, and then shot […]

Jul
1

Anti-Chaining Law

On July 1, 2010, a new law will go into effect in the City of Danville. No companion animal can be chained for more than 4 hours in a 24 hour period. If the temperature is 32 degrees or below, no companion animal can be chained. No companion animal under the age of 4 months […]

Jul
1

Cruelty Investigation

The necropsy of the pit bull found in the Oak Hill Cemetery revealed awful details of the dog’s death.  Her body was badly bruised, she had puncture wounds on her body, and she was shot. There are many scenarios that could have taken place:  The dog could have been forced to fight, and then shot […]