Welcome to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society!
Pat Adams was a talented, dedicated and beloved Dover pediatrician who compassionately gave much of herself to enhance the well-being of her patients and to empathize with the fears and concerns of their parents. Tragically, she was stricken with Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 50 and was forced to retire.
Pat was also a devoted owner of numerous animals during her lifetime. Her cats provided constant companionship around the house-one of whom would climb on the bed each morning, stare at her face and very gently pat her closed eyelids with his paw until she woke. She would take her dogs for long walks through the fields and woods around her Berwick farm providing happy exercise for the dogs and enjoyment for her. Pat was also an accomplished horsewoman who rode her horses on trail rides, fox hunts and in jumping and dressage competitions. In sum, she gave her cherished animals the best of loving care and in return, they provided her with countless hours of enjoyment.
To honor his wife and her love of animals, her husband, Bob "Charlie" Adams, has created the Patricia C. Adams Endowment Fund for Animal Care at the Cocheco Valley Humane Society in her memory. The endowment will help CVHS fulfill its mission in many ways and for many years to come. If you would like to honor this remarkable woman by donating to her endowment fund in her memory please make checks payable to CVHS-Patricia C. Adams, MD Endowment Fund and mail to: Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820. Call 603-749-5322 ext.#106 with any questions.
An anonymous donor has pledged to match funds raised for the Bring Us Home! Campaign between September 19 and December 15, 2016 up to $25,000. Your pledge or outright gift will be doubled, if made during this time period increasing the support for the shelter to $50,000. The reality of a new shelter is closer than ever with less than $500,000 to go! With your help we can meet the challenge and raise the remaining funds needed to put a shovel in the ground in the spring of 2017! Please make a stretch gift knowing that it will be doubled and help build the new facility we so desperately need to provide the care needed for the animals that come through our doors.
Annie's Angels and Chris' Pets for Vets
Annie's Angels and Chris' Pets for Vets have generously offered to sponsor a portion of the adoption fee for pets adopted by veterans!
To learn more about this program, click here.