• 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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  • cat in storm drain

    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

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

dry fork dumpster
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 […]

pizza hut kitten
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 […]

starling ave pic
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 […]

Robertson Bridge kitten photo
Apr
12

Kitten Thrown Onto Robertson Bridge

For Immediate Release April 12, 2013 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-0843             The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who threw a four week-old kitten onto the Robertson Bridge. Around 1:15 this afternoon, a woman traveling […]