December 2002

Pet Food Assistance Program available for those in need.

Posted Monday, December 23, 2002 by cvhs

The Cocheco Valley Humane Society is pleased to offer a pet food assistance program for people who are unable to meet the nutritional needs for their dog or cat because of financial burden.

We understand that not having enough money to feed yourself, let alone your pets, can create a lot of anxiety. Priorities must be made and often on the list of a family's priorities, animals are low on the list.

Trying times can be temporary and with a little assistance and time to think things through, a pet owner can often find a way to make things work and keep their pet in their home.

Keeping animals in their own homes benefits the owner, the animals and the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. The owner doesn't have to give up their pets, who often are very important in their lives. The pet doesn't have to go through a stressful move and be placed in strange surroundings, and the Cocheco Valley Humane Society has more room for other pets in need.

Please call the Cocheco Valley Humane Society for more information: at (603) 749-5322. Thank you.

Attention teachers and parents -- CVHS Announces Classroom Foster Program

Posted Monday, December 23, 2002 by cvhs

The Cocheco Valley Humane Society is looking for classrooms to foster small animals. The goal of this program is to provide temporary or permanent homes to small animals that are up for adoption at the shelter. Even further, this program will help children understand the responsibility of being a pet owner without having to go out and purchase an animal. As a classroom, you are giving an animal a loving environment without contributing to the pet trade. If the animals has not been adopted out by the end of the school year it will be returned to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society.

If you're interested and would like more information, please call (603) 749-5322. Thank you for your support.

Dr. O'Connell's PainCare Centers offers matching gift to C.V.H.S.

Posted Thursday, December 5, 2002 by cvhs

Cocheco Valley Humane Society would like to thank Dr. Michael O'Connell and the staff at Dr. O'Connell's PainCare Centers for teaming up to support homeless pets with a $5000 gift matching program. Donations received by the animal shelter are being matched dollar for dollar up to $5000 by the Somersworth-based pain care facility.

"We are extremely grateful to the doctor and his staff for choosing to help this way," commented Mary Lou Hendrick, Development Coordinator for C.V.H.S. "Financial support is needed all year long, and it's very uplifting to anticipate this and all gifts from the community for the animals in our care," added Hendrick.

Dr. O'Connell adopted his cat, Roxanne, who he affectionately calls "Roxi", from C.V.H.S. Many of his staff have also rescued pets in need of homes. Together, they decided to help the society find loving homes for other animals in this meaningful way.

"We all adore our pets and share stories about them," said Becky Stuart, Director of Marketing for the pain care center. "The love we receive from pets benefits our well-being everyday. There are just so many animals, much like ours, still in need of homes," she added.

Dr. O'Connell's PainCare Centers, located at 255 Route 108 in Somersworth, is an outpatient surgery center providing advanced and alternative treatments for patients suffering from chronic back pain, spasticity, migraines, sciatica, and cancer pain. Treatment is also available in the center's Merrimack office.

Cocheco Valley Humane Society is a 501( c )3 non-profit organization furthering the humane treatment of animals through adoption and sheltering, as well as assisting the community in rescue and education.

For more information, please visit online at or e-mail Dr. O'Connell. For information on matching gifts, please email or call Mary Lou Hendrick at (603) 516-0066. Donations may be made to Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, New Hampshire 03820-6043 or by calling (603) 749-5322.

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