• 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

Nov
14

Billy

In May of 1997, a tiny black and white kitten was brought to the shelter.  He had been picked up on a remote road in the county, about to be hit by a car.  He reminded us of another black and white kitten, Billy, that had been adopted a year before, so he was named […]

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Nov
14

Pony Penning

My favorite place on earth to live during retirement would be the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  My sister and I were born on Chincoteague Island, and it seems my beginnings are calling to me.  I have fallen in love with that area of the state, even though I have spent only three days there during […]

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Nov
14

Spay/Neuter

Through the years, we have sponsored a variety of programs to assist with the cost of spay/neuter surgeries. In 1993, we received our first disbursement from The E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust, and the board immediately decided to use that money to help spay/neuter as many animals as possible.  We are pleased now to […]

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Nov
14

Animal Cruelty

Some time ago, a woman told me how upset she was about something she had witnessed.  She had volunteered at another non-profit organization, and one of the clients had walked to her car.  A small dog jumped out of the car, and the woman began beating the dog.  She even commented, “Sometimes, you just have […]

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Jun
5

Summer Care

Summers are definitely the hardest season for animals. We believe, based on our experiences, that we lose more companion animals to the heat than we do to cold weather. We also believe that most of the deaths that occur in the summer are preventable. During hot weather, our humane investigators have zero tolerance for the […]

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May
20

Volunteers are Vital!

About five years ago, I was invited to sit on a panel at a conference of humane organizations in Virginia. I was one of six panel members to discuss the challenges shelters face. At the start of the session, we were asked to give an overview of our organization. The first woman said her shelter […]

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News Release

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 […]

Jun
5

Reward for Guinea Pig Abandonment

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for abandoning a guinea pig at the dumpster site on Kentuck Road. Late Monday evening, a woman called to say she had just found a guinea pig in a cage in front […]

Feb
8

Senate Bill 26

A bill that would essentially legalize poaching has just passed, with an amendment, out of Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The Bill, Senate bill 26 essentially prevents the game warden from investigating a hunter or fisherman unless the warden has “probable cause to make an arrest”.  The warden can’t look in the crell or in […]

Jan
24

Urgent! Action Needed Immediately

There are some very bad bills for animals that have been introduced, but only two need your attention now. Senate Bill 610 This bill adds hunting dogs, working dogs and show dogs to the definition of agricultural animals and removes them from the definition of companion animals. It also allows the owner of these 3 […]