Danville Area Humane Society getting an update

Update could help with disease control

DANVILLE, Va. – Updates to a Southside animal shelter could reduce the potential of diseases spreading among animals there.

The Danville Area Humane Society has just been awarded a $250,000 grant from the E. Stuart James Charitable Trust.

Part of the money will be used to update the quarantine and cat rooms.

Employees will no longer have to go through the cat room to get in and out of the quarantine room.

DAHS executive director Paulette Dean said the hope is that this will help with disease control.

"We are going to have updated materials, updated floors, updated holding areas for the animals, more holding areas for cats, and a better traffic flow," Dean explained.

The grant will be paid in $50,000 installments over the next five years.

The humane society also received a $50,000 grant for its spay and neuter program.