• 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 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

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 […]

mt hermon pup
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, […]

stonewall pit
Aug
31

Pit Bull With Severe Neck Wound News Release

For Immediate Release August 29, 2013 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             Cruelty and neglect charges have been filed against the owner of a dog that was seized on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.   The Danville Area Humane Society has petitioned the General District Court for a custody hearing on Wednesday, September 11, at 2:30 p.m. […]