CVHS is pleased to announce that longtime philanthropist Lyman Pope, Jr. has pledged $1 million over the next 4 years for the construction of CVHS’s new 11,000 sq./ft. facility in Dover, NH.   With his gift, 80% percent of the funding for the facility is now secured and in his honor, the organization will now be known as The Pope Memorial Cocheco Valley Humane Society (PMCVHS). CVHS is very excited to move forward with the new shelter with the construction to start in the Spring of 2018. On behalf of the animals, staff and volunteers at CVHS thank you Mr. Pope for your generous gift to our new shelter! Click here to read the full press release. 


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For the month of December, purchase Hannaford Helps reusable Bag from the Hannaford located at 833 Central Avenue in Dover and they will donate $1 per bag to Cocheco Valley Humane Society. Pick up your bag starting December 1st! Thank you for your support!

Adeline is one of our featured Champions this month. Adeline had severe seizures and needed to be rushed to the emergency vet on Christmas Eve. She spent days in critical care receiving support and IV meds around the clock. The seizures finally stopped and we were able to transition her from IV meds to oral meds. We were finally able to bring her home. It was the Champion’s fund that provided the funding to treat Adeline.  We are happy to report that Adeline found a wonderful new forever family who loves her very much. The Champions Fund is our medical fund and is what allows us to provide medical care for animals in need. From emergency vet care, to ultrasounds and imaging, to orthopedic surgeries, the Champions Fund has changed the lives of many animals here at CVHS. Please consider making a donation to support our Champions. Thank you for your support!

Meet Pam Thompson our spotlight volunteer. Pam started volunteering for the shelter in January of 2017 after attending our volunteer orientation. Pam works incredibly hard to give our animals love and support. She works with our small animals, cats and dogs. There isn’t an animal Pam won’t walk or socialize with. She loves them all! She also served on our Tails to Trails and Unleashed committees. She spends several days a week volunteering at the shelter for over half the day. We couldn’t do it without you Pam. Thank you very much for your dedication and love for our animals!