• 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

Oct
10

Star

Years ago, a dignified, elderly golden cat was brought to us by his owners because he was too old and they wanted a kitten.  I thought then how sad it was that they were willing to turn their backs on such a treasure. It is true that older animals have a tendency to have more […]

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Sep
26

Mutt Strut 2010

It is hard to believe that it is Mutt Strut time again.  This event has been held annually since 2001, and remains one of our favorite events.  It gives us a chance to visit with some dogs that have been adopted from the shelter, and also a chance to meet owners who truly love their […]

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Sep
5

Disaster

As horrible as Hurricane Katrina was, the United States learned some valuable lessons about disasters and animals.  Some people simply refused to leave their homes because emergency shelters do not accept animals.  People all over the country were horrified at the sight of dogs, cats, and other animals being abandoned on the side of the […]

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Aug
22

B.G.

In January of 2007, I saw an advertisement about a large-scale bird breeding facility that was going to hold an absolute auction due to the poor health of the owner.  The advertisements in trade magazines declared the birds were “proven money-makers,” enraging many groups dedicated to the welfare of companion birds.  Because of our proximity […]

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Aug
8

Rowdy

Note:  Since this column is about an individual dog, you may think he has died.  Let me assure you he is alive and well, but I want to share lessons we can learn from him. Almost six years ago, some people brought a very young Chihuahua puppy to the shelter.  He had a serious wound […]

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Jul
25

Spay / Neuter

In 1984, the Danville Area Humane Society began operating the animal shelter when a contract with the City was signed.  Twenty-six years and over 100,000 shelter animals later, we declare the same truth that we always have – spaying and neutering is the only way to stop the pet overpopulation crisis. Since 1993, we have […]

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News Release

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 […]

Sep
16

Seeking Information

The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information in another cruelty case. The body of a small animal was discovered on the side of Highway 58 between the Sleep Inn and Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The animal had been skinned, possibly while still alive, and a bungee cord was tied around the neck. The body […]

Jun
30

New Program

The Danville Area Humane Society is very pleased to announce the expansion of a program that we believe will have positive impact on the animals in this community. We are announcing a need for people to provide foster homes for shelter animals. In 2001, we announced a ten-year plan to reduce the numbers of animals […]

Jun
15

News Conference Statement

Many false statements have been circulated about the Humane Society’s position on the shooting of Killer, the dachshund. We are posting the entire statement read at the news conference. People seem to believe that we supported the original finding, that the shooting was justified. We hope that this statement clears up that misconception. Also, people […]