• 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
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For:  August 13, 2014 By Paulette Dean   It has become common practice for kindhearted people to see a stray animal, pick it up, and then post the picture on Facebook.  Sometimes, the person decides to keep the animal for themselves or take it to the nearest veterinary clinic, even if it seems […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat July 2, 2014   News reports are filled with natural disasters: earthquakes, fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. It is also within the realm of possibility that a fire, a chemical leak, or other emergencies could affect your house or neighborhood. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For September 10, 2014             In January of this year, we received some very sad news.  Two dogs that were adopted from us a few weeks earlier tested positive for distemper and died.  Two more adopted dogs had died, but were not tested for distemper.  Employees were devastated by this news, and we […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For August 27, 2014   Cancer took our father from us in 1996.  Daddy is always on our minds, but even more so on special days.  This past Sunday, we would have celebrated his 84th birthday, and I would like to share with you a couple of stories about how he interacted with […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat By Paulette Dean       The problem of cruelty to animals is not just a problem for people who respect and care for animals.  People learn how to abuse, torture, and then ultimately kill humans by practicing on animals. We received a telephone call several years ago from a woman who had […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat For March 26, 2014   During a very dramatic staff meeting seven years ago, we named an umbrella cockatoo “Buddy,” even though some staff members thought it was too ordinary a name for such an extraordinary bird.  I was one of those people.  However, other staff members had been calling him that since […]

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News Release

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 […]

Feb
5

Partial Quarantine News Release

We believe in being frank and transparent, and have just issued a news release.  We share it with you, ask for your understanding. For Immediate Release February 4, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306 Open-access shelters like the City of Danville animal shelter do not turn away animals.  Stray animals and some owner-released animals come […]

Jan
16

ABANDONED PUPPY FOUND AT MT HERMON DUMPSTER

For Immediate Release January 15, 2014 Contact:  Paulette Dean 799-5306             The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the abandonment of a young puppy at the Mount Hermon dumpster site. On January 15th, […]