• 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

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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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turtle
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
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 […]

Jun
23

High Temperature Dangers

The high temperatures that we are currently experiencing are very dangerous for animals. In fact, warm temperatures can be more dangerous for most animals than colder temperatures. A dog that is outside requires adequate shelter, but in the summer a doghouse quickly becomes a hot box. Shade is required so a dog can be out […]