• 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

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
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 […]

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, […]