CVHS Mission Statement and Fact List

The mission of the Cocheco Valley Humane Society is to make possible a better world for all animals by providing shelter, educating the community about humane care and treatment, advocating animal welfare, and promoting the human-animal bond.

© Cocheco Valley Humane Society doors first opened to animals and the community in 1984.

© The shelter welcomes over 3000 animals every year.

© CVHS helps reunite lost pets with their loved ones.

© Shelter staff works with foster homes, rescue organizations, and trainers to place special- needs animals.

© Humane Education Programs are carried out in public schools and organizations even beyond Strafford County.

© CVHS recognizes hundreds of volunteers as the backbone of the shelter, fundraising, and administrative operations.

© CVHS is dedicated to putting a stop to animal abuse and neglect, serving in cruelty investigations and representing those who have no voice.

© The shelter holds Rabies and Micro-chipping Clinics in cooperation with local veterinarians.

© "Humane Perspectives", the society’s newsletter, is published twice a year and distributed to over 7000 members.

© The Visiting Companions Therapy Dogs represent the shelter in local convalescent and rehabilitation organizations.

© CVHS puts on several community events including this year’s Walk-a-Doggie-thon Pledge Walk for shelter animals, Sunday, June11th, the PAWS Cause Road Race on Friday evening, August 25th, and the Creature Comforts Dessert & Coffee Tasting in February.

© Volunteers conduct Offsite Adoption Days in local businesses several weekends every month.

© The shelter plays an active role in community spay/neuter programs.


Questions or comments about CVHS should be directed to [email protected]
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Cocheco Valley Humane Society

262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH
(603) 749-5322

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