• 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
3

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
3

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

Jul
7

DANVILLE CARES DONATION DRIVE TO BENEFIT DAHS

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

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 […]