April 2004

CVHS Adopts New Shelter Feeding Program in Parnership with Science Diet

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2004 by cvhs

CVHS Adopts New Shelter Feeding Program in Parnership with Science Diet

Thanks to a wonderful bequest, which CVHS will be receiving later this year, the shelter has partnered with Science Diet to provide all dry food for the shelter animals. Science Diet developed their shelter program to help shelters feed their animals a more consistent and more nutritional food. Science Diet donates all the dry food needed by the shelter and CVHS pays only shipping charges to bring it in.

"We have been wanting to do this for some time," Animal Care Manager, Maureen Dexter said. "We get a lot of different types of food donated so the animals are getting something different all the time. They often don't adapt well to the changes as they are stressed and many times already malnourished when they first come in. The changes sometimes produce terrible effects such as diarrhea."

With a consistent, nutritional dry food being fed, it will be easier on the stomachs of the animals and will help to give them the nutrition they need to come back to proper condition and deal with the stresses of being homeless.

CVHS still needs your food donations!

CVHS still needs canned food. Many dogs will not eat only dry food and canned is used to entice them to "dig in". Therefore, CVHS often mixes some canned with the dry. Canned dog food, and canned cat and kitten food: turkey, chicken or beef (no fish please), are needed to help ease them into regular eating habits.

Dry food that is donated to the shelter will be used in CVHS' Food Assistance Program for people in emergency situations such as unexpected medical costs and loss of a job who are having trouble buying food for their pets. This program is a safety net to help keep these families together until things improve.

  • To see a list of other items that CVHS needs, click here

  • To donate funds for other essential services, click here

  • To learn about our Food Assistance Program click here

    Stock Your Kitchen While You Help Animals at CVHS

    Posted Thursday, April 1, 2004 by cvhs

    Stock Your Kitchen While You Help Animals at CVHS

    Gerri, who loves animals and cares for several pets of her own, volunteered recently for CVHS by donating mousse filled chocolate cups for the humane society's Creature Comforts Dessert & Coffee Tasting event held in February at The Governor's Inn. Gerri, who enjoys her work as an Independent Kitchen Consultant for The Pampered Chef® for five years, makes her home in Farmington and also works in Dover. Gerri's motto is: "You book and I'll cook while you, your family and friends shop from your seats and not your feet!"

    The Pampered Chef®, founded in 1980 by Doris K. Christopher, is the premier, direct seller of high-quality kitchen tools. Since its inception, The Pampered Chef® has been dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in women. The Pampered Chef® supports many local and national non-profit agencies. Gerri Widener is proud to continue this tradition through her volunteer work with CVHS. Please contact Gerri at (603) 674-9155 or www.pamperedchef.biz/partychefcentral or email at [email protected].

    Cocheco Valley Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing care to Strafford County's homeless pets by carrying out it's mission to shelter and adopt them into loving new homes, educate the community about humane care and treatment, promote spay/neuter programs, and strengthen the bond between people and companion animals.

    Cocheco Valley Humane Society

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

    Adoptions | Hours/Directions | Contact Us | Home

    Copyright ©2004 Cocheco Valley Humane Society
    All rights reserved.
    Web site hosted by TTLC.
    Site maintenance by dhw graphics