• 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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  • Easter Bunny

    The Easter Bunny is coming!

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance at the shelter! Save the date – April 8th – from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the shelter. For $8, you will receive a 4×6 print in a holiday frame of your pet with the Easter Bunny. We can even e-mail you all the pictures […]

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Critter Corner

Jan
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Critter Chat – December 7, 2016

Until the mid-1990s, the shelter had never had a mascot animal because the thought had been that all animals would be happiest in a private home. As a result, staff members knew that they should try to have some emotional distance from their favorite shelter animals if they did not adopt them. One day, though, […]

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Jan
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Critter Chat – November 22, 2016

Many years ago, a skeletal dog was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Even after all the horrible sights we have seen at the shelter, this one profoundly affected us. The dog, a brown hound mix, had to be carried into the shelter and then into a veterinary clinic. She was so […]

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Jan
3

Critter Chat – November 9, 2016

By the time you read this, we will have survived a presidential election; maybe our nation can begin to heal and unite once again. In a bi-partisan kind of way, let us relax a little and take a brief look at some of the many pets that have occupied the White House in former years. […]

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Oct
27

Critter Chat – October 12, 2016

Last week as I parked my car at the shelter, I saw a woman standing at the front door. She was crying and held a cat in a blanket as she would have held a human baby. As I asked her if I could help her, she said she had called the day before and […]

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Oct
27

Critter Chat – October 5, 2016

Recently, I came across a short video clip of a longer 2000 PBS documentary about an elephant named Shirley that was transferred to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Shirley had been captured as a young elephant in Asia in the 1950s and was brought to the United States to perform in circuses. After 30 years, […]

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Oct
27

Critter Chat – September 22, 2016

A few years ago, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated her throne. When I first heard the news that this would take place, I remembered a story that was told of her childhood to her childhood. One day, Princess Beatrix forgot to feed her dog. The next morning, she was served no breakfast, on the […]

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News Release

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Jul
7

DANVILLE CARES DONATION DRIVE TO BENEFIT DAHS

Thank you, Danville Cares, for having this donation drive for the shelter animals!

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Feb
9

REWARD OFFERED IN STABBED DOG INCIDENT

For Immediate Release February 8, 2016 Contact: Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306 The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stabbed a dog Friday evening. Late Friday, we received a call from the Danville Police Department. They […]

Jun
10

PASSION 4 COMPASSION ADOPTION EVENT

SUBJECT:                  “PASSION 4 COMPASSION” ADOPTION EVENT WHERE:                     Danville Area Humane Society Animal Shelter ALONG WITH 11 OTHER VIRGINIA SHELTERS DATE:                        June 11-14 CONTACT:                Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306   Twelve Virginia shelters will be hosting the “Passion 4 Compassion” adoption event June 11-14, 2015. The event will celebrate shelter animal adopts and the hard work […]

May
23

Rewards Offered For Two Separate Puppy Abandonments

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering rewards in two separate cruelty incidents. On Friday, May 8, 2015, two citizens brought in a cardboard box that had six young pit bull mix puppies in it.  They had found the box at the Blairs dumpster site late afternoon.  The puppies were suffering from the effects of […]