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Welcome to Cocheco Valley Humane Society!



Patricia C. Adams, MD Endowment Fund for Animal Care


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.



Pet of the Week!



Azer is a very independent 4-year-old Siamese cat that is not used to being around many people.  He would do best in a home with adults who respect his independent spirit. Azer will need a very patient guardian who can provide him with time and space to roam and be a happy, confident cat. Azer has come out of his shell more since our volunteers have been socializing him. He has lived with other cats before and has been doing well sharing his space in the community room here at the shelter, so he might be ok sharing his new home with another like-minded-feline or two. Azer is a possible candidate for an indoor/outdoor barn environment where he can be safely looked after but have the freedom to approach his people on his own terms. 




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.








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