• 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

Jan
30

Cat Stories

A couple of weeks ago, the board president, Lynn, called me a little after 6:00 one morning.  While on his way to work at Goodyear, he saw a dark cat walking in the shoulder of the bypass, and wanted to alert us so we would look for her later that morning.  We did not see […]

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Dec
17

A Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, My name is Buddy, and I am an Umbrella cockatoo who has lived at the Danville animal shelter for almost four years. I have heard sometimes people can tell you their wishes and you can make miracles happen. I hope you also help animals, too, because there are many animals in this area […]

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Dec
5

Financial Responsibility

This has been an expensive year for me with my pets.  To begin the year, my female cockatiel had a tumor on her wing that required expensive treatment, medicine, and re-checks.  One of my male cockatiels hurt his leg, and the treatment for that was expensive.  My 13 year-old male cat has kidney problems and, […]

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Nov
22

Gratitude and Lessons Learned

Each year around Thanksgiving, I write a column about the lessons I have learned from animals about gratitude.  I would like to share the stories with you again. Two skeletal dogs had been living in a wire pen with no shelter, only the hard, frozen ground to lie on, and no food and water.  When […]

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Nov
8

Poppy

It was in early spring when a very handsome cat was brought to us as a stray.  His pure white fur coat would have been gorgeous, except for the mats that had caused his skin to pull and become inflamed.  Although a little on the thin side, he was still a big boy.  We had […]

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Oct
24

Rescue Groups

Last week was a wonderful week for the humane society.   We helped spay and neuter many animals, and we were able to find homes for twelve shelter animals, including seven that were transferred to another shelter. We were visited by the Neuter Scooter, a mobile spay/neuter clinic from the Virginia Beach SPCA, we had a […]

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News Release

Jan
5

Cold Weather

The low temperatures the Danville area has been experiencing poses special dangers to pets.  The Danville Area Humane Society and animal control personnel continue to receive complaints about animals that do not have access to shelter. We remind everyone that animals, when outside, must have access to adequate shelter.  This legal requirement is not limited […]

Jan
5

$500 Reward for Dog

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for the capture of a medium sized dog that has a plastic container stuck on his head.  The dog is a light color dog with black markings, including a big black spot on the back.  The dog has been seen in the North Main Street […]

Dec
21

No-kill Adoption Center

The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce plans to build a no-kill adoption center for Danville and Pittsylvania County adjacent to the existing city animal shelter.  The plans include two large colony cat rooms, 20 additional dog runs, a room for small companion animals (including guinea pigs, birds, hamsters, etc.), adoption counseling rooms, […]

Nov
20

Seeking Information

The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information about two animal-related cases, and a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person/persons responsible. On Saturday, November 14, 2009, a setter mix-type dog broke away from a chain he had been kept on for about a year […]