• 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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  • puppies kittens

    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

Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat By Paulette Dean For June 18, 2014   In June of 1992, not long after I started working for the Danville Area Humane Society, 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 […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat April 23, 2014             In 1988, I was working at a bank in Provo, Utah.  A co-worker came into the office one morning to ask if I wanted his female hamster, Gabrielle.  It didn’t take me long to say I did want her because my sister and I had hamsters when we were […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat June 4, 2014   Through the years, we have had several animal hoarding cases in this area.  Such cases are always difficult.  Animal hoarding, or collecting, is a problem that exists in every community.  The current working definition of a hoarder is someone who accumulates a large number of animals, fails to provide […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For September 24, 2015         Hopefully, the hot, hot temperatures of summer are behind us.  This is the time to look forward to the     bright orange, yellow, and red leaves in the trees.  We think of pumpkin spice muffins and apple cider.  October has always been a time of […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For October 15, 2014   Halloween used to be a fun holiday.  Growing up in the 50s and 60s was a more innocent time, and my sister and I dressed up as scarecrows and princesses to walk through our neighborhood with our Daddy.  We were even allowed to eat the sticky homemade popcorn […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat By Paulette Dean July 30, 2014     This has been a bad summer for animals in this area, and I was going to write a column on the high number of cats and kittens we have received.   However, you probably would like to hear a nice story instead, and I would rather […]

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News Release

woodside pup
Oct
23

PUPPY FOUND IN WOODSIDE VILLAGE DUMPSTER. REWARD OFFERED

  For Immediate Release October 22, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean  (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who abandoned a terrier puppy in a dumpster at Woodside Village Apartments on Piney Forest Road.  A reward of up to $1,000 is […]

Jul
23

REWARD OFFERED FOR PUPS ABANDONED AT MT. TABOR DUMPSTER

For Immediate Release July 23, 2014 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 responsible for abandoning four newborn puppies in the Mount Tabor dumpster in Pittsylvania County. On Tuesday, July 22nd, a […]

Jun
13

Reward Offered in Mini Schnauzer Death

For Immediate Release June 12, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is seeking information relating to the May 27th death of a miniature schnauzer on Walnut Creek Road.  A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible […]

May
19

Dawn Update

For Immediate Release Contact:  Paulette Dean (434)799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to announce that Dawn, a pit bull, is leaving Danville on Sunday to go to a foster home in Northern Virginia, after being accepted into Homeward Trails Rescue. “Partnerships between open-admission shelters and placement groups are a vital part of […]