• peta van

    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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  • Paws and Claws buddy

    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

    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 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 Corner

Nov
14

Halloween

This is the time of year when I tell you that I hate Halloween.  I hate the way we start receiving calls about lost black cats before Halloween, I hate the gruesome costumes, and I hate knowing what I know about the “holiday.”  About three years ago, Lynn Shelton (board president and humane investigator) and […]

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Nov
14

Cats in Engines

Helen Keller once said (and I am paraphrasing) that it was her desire to accomplish great works, but it was her destiny to accomplish small tasks as if they were great.  With that in mind, we would like to suggest that you perform a small task that may avert a tragedy for an animal. Simply […]

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Nov
14

Mutt Strut

Each October since October 2001, we have held a fundraising event called the Mutt Strut.  This event provides an opportunity for dog owners to take their dogs for a walk and raise money to help homeless animals.  It’s a wonderful event that we always look forward to and enjoy. Since Mutt Strut 2011, we have […]

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Nov
14

15 Years Lot Dog

After twenty years of working for the humane society, it is difficult to recall every animal with which I’ve come into contact.  However, there are many that will never be erased from my mind, and another one joined those ranks last week. On Wednesday, we received a call from a person who was concerned about […]

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Nov
14

Fritz Childrey Fund

We are thrilled to announce the expansion of the Fritz Childrey Fund for Older Friends.  Beginning immediately, the adoption fees will be waived for the adoption of any senior dog or cat.  For the purposes of this program, we will consider dogs and cats older than eight years old to be senior animals. The majority […]

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Nov
14

Disposable Pets

About 25 years ago, I read a story in some now-forgotten animal welfare newsletter about bringing new pets into a home where there are already pets.  The account told of a family who had had a cat for many years.  He was getting old, so they decided they would acquire a kitten.  Suddenly, they started […]

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News Release

Dec
3

For Immediate Release

November 30, 2012  The Danville Area Humane Society is thrilled to invite the public to an event at the shelter on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Approved adoption questionnaires submitted during that time will have a reduced adoption fee of $50.  This still includes the full cost of the spay/neuter surgery, […]

Nov
14

Dumpster Puppies

For Immediate Release November 2, 2012 Contact:   Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306   The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the dumping of seven one week-old puppies on November 1st. About 10:00 Thursday evening, a man saw two young black […]

Nov
14

Oakland Avenue Dog

For Immediate Release October 25, 2012 Contact:  Paulette Dean (434) 799-5306   The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the torture of a male Jack Russell terrier on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.   At approximately 10:00 p.m., […]

Oct
25

$3,000 Reward Offered

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the torture of a male Jack Russell terrier on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. At approximately 10:00 p.m., shelter employees were contacted by the Danville Police Department regarding a severely injured […]