• 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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Apr
24

Productive Day

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, we hired an off-duty police officer to spend the day with us to catch up on complaints of neglect and tethering violations.  The other humane investigator, Lynn Shelton, and I went with the officer to 22 locations.  We seized 13 dogs and several tickets for violations were written.  At the […]

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Apr
10

Easter 2011

It is the time of year that brings back such fond memories of days gone by of Easter baskets, Easter egg hunts, and lots and lots of candy.  Now, it also brings back memories of ducks abandoned in parks, rabbits stuffed into boxes at dumpsters, and additional animals received at the shelter.  Each year, we […]

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Apr
6

Drop-off Cages

One evening last week, the shelter manager, April, and board president, Lynn, and their spouses decided they would have a nice, relaxed dinner out after a long day at the shelter.  I went home, thinking I would have a quiet evening. A few minutes after I had finished supper, police dispatch called to say that […]

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Apr
6

Lifetime Commitment

In 1973, I moved to Utah for a brief time.  This was to be the first time of three times I moved to Utah.  I still had a few months before I turned 18, but I had graduated from high school a year early, and did not know exactly what I wanted to do.  So, […]

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Apr
6

Adoption Center

Last year, we announced our plans to build an addition on to the existing shelter.  It will be an adoption center, and the animals accepted into the program will be kept until they are adopted or transferred to another shelter or group.  The center will have ten additional dog runs, a puppy room, a cat […]

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Feb
9

Lost Pets

It simply is not true that a dog or cat will not wander from home.  We have a large notebook at the shelter that is filled with reports of lost dogs and cats.  More often than not, the owner claims someone must have stolen the animal because he/she always comes back home.  However, a dog […]

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News Release

Jun
7

$750 Reward!

We were very concerned to read the news report of the large African tortoise that was found in a backyard in Lynchburg.  The tortoise is now missing, and experts say that the animal will not be able to survive on its own. The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $750 […]

May
19

$500 Reward – Abandoned Kittens

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the abandonment of four small, unweaned kittens at the dumpster on Mount Cross Road. A woman who was placing trash in the dumpster spotted a box that […]

Feb
25

Mount Cross Kittens

Last week, a dog and cat were “dumped” by the side of Mount Cross Road.  Citizens gave information about the case, and we were able to determine who owned the animals. The owners told us that they used to live on Mount Cross Road, but had moved into the Danville City limits.  Last Thursday, they […]

Jan
6

Puppy in Dumpster

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for abandoning a 10 week-old male brindle pit bull puppy in a dumpster behind the United Way building on West Main Street.  A man called the shelter on Wednesday afternoon […]