• 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

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
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 […]

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 […]