• 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

After a board of directors meeting over seven years ago, board members wanted to see the birds that we had received from a breeding facility that was closing.  Dr. Stuart Kramer asked why the Moluccan cockatoo was shaking.  Was the bird cold, or was she afraid?  I replied that she was a nervous bird, and […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat July 30, 2014       A couple of years ago, a woman called to tell us she had just witnessed something that had terribly upset her.  She volunteers at another non-profit organization, and saw one of their clients walk to her car.  A small dog jumped out of the car, and the […]

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Oct
23

Critter Chat

Critter Chat By Paulette Dean June 18, 2014     Virginia has very strong animal protection laws, especially for companion animals.  The owner must provide each companion animal with:  adequate feed, adequate water, adequate shelter that is properly cleaned, adequate space for the particular type of animal, adequate exercise, adequate care and treatment, and transportation […]

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Oct
23

Dawn

Critter Chat By Paulette Dean For:  May 21, 2014   Late one afternoon last August, we received a telephone call from a police officer.  He said that he had just seized a dog that was in horrible condition, and he wanted to know what he should do.  He was instructed to take the dog to […]

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May
19

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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May
19

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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News Release

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. […]

Jul
1

KITTENS TAPED UP IN BOX IN DRY FORK DUMPSTER

For Immediate Release July 1, 2013             It is with great sadness and concern that the Danville Area Humane Society must offer a reward in another kitten abandonment case.  On Sunday, June 30th, a man dumping trash at a dumpster on Dry Fork Road heard sounds coming from a box that was taped.  When he […]

Jun
27

KITTEN FOUND IN BOX AT PIZZA HUT DUMPSTER

For Immediate Release June 27, 2013 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306             Tragically, the Danville Area Humane Society finds it necessary to offer a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the abandonment of a small kitten. An employee of the Pizza […]

Jun
26

KITTENS ABANDONED ON STARLING AVE

For Immediate Release June 25, 2013 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 responsible for the possible abandonment of two approximately six week-old kittens on Starling Avenue at about 1:45 […]