September 2004

Cocheco Valley Humane Society to Host 20th Anniversary Open House

Posted Thursday, September 30, 2004 by cvhs

CVHS invites you to a 20th Anniversary Open House on October 16 any time between 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Shelter tours lasting about half an hour will be ongoing throughout the afternoon and light refreshments will be served.

Talks during the tour will include CVHS’ vision for its future, humane education, Classroom Critter program, Safe Pets program, intake and adoption processes, temperament testing, animal behavior, foster home care and volunteer opportunities.

There will also be an opportunity to join as a member of CVHS and to make a gift to the Pet Care Project, the shelter’s program to fund the cost of pet medical assistance. Giving to this program during the event is optional, but very much needed as the Pet Care Project touches over 50% of the homeless animals CVHS takes in every year. The need is always great and the results for the animals, truly life-changing as the Pet Care Project is often the only hope a homeless animal has for a healthier, longer and more enjoyable life.

Adoption applications will be taken and approvals may take up to 48 hours to process. Those in need of surrendering an animal are asked to please call 749-5322 to make an appointment. Please leave companion animals at home as there will be a variety of homeless animals here that would love to greet you during the tour.

Hope you’ll join us!

CVHS in need of Digital Camera!

Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2004 by cvhs

CVHS has a desperate need for a replacement digital camera. Our current camera is no longer functional. We use this digital camera to photograph our pets for the website and news stories. A 2 or 3 Mega Pixel camera would be perfect for our needs. If you have recently upgraded your digital camera and no longer have a need for you old digital please consider donating it to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. If you are a local business that sells digital cameras please consider donating a new one. For more information or to donate a digital camera please contact Jodi Lakeway at [email protected] or 603-742-3519

Microchip Clinic for Dogs and Cats Sept. 25th, 2004

Posted Thursday, September 9, 2004 by cvhs


Lynne Dawson, Maureen Dexter
Cocheco Valley Humane Society
Office: (603) 742-3519
Fax: (603) 749-3484
E-mail: [email protected]

Microchip Clinic for Dogs and Cats

Have you ever lost a pet and thought it couldn’t happen to you? Cocheco Valley Humane Society, the WOKQ Morning Waking Crew and Blind Buster’s will host a Microchip Clinic at Blind Buster’s, a new pet supplies and gift store, 26 N. Main Street in Rochester on Saturday, September 25 from 11a.m. till 2p.m. Mike Martel and the Morning Waking Crew will be there with Sandi, the Martels’ Yorkshire Terrier, who was lost and returned to her family the same day thanks to the information on her microchip. Blind Buster, adopted from CVHS, for which the new store was named, will also be there. The cost for a microchip including national registration is only $25 per pet.

Yours and your pet’s vital information will be encoded on the chip and linked to an ID number registered on PetTrac™, the global recovery network. The tiny microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is placed under the skin of your pet’s neck much like a vaccination. Lost pets with the chip who are turned in to a participating animal shelter or veterinarian are scanned with a hand-held reader for the pet’s registered ID number, which is then verified by PetTrac™ to locate the pet’s owner, veterinarian or alternate contact who you provide for your pet.

Over 17,000 scanners are in use nationwide and lost pets are being reunited with loved ones all the time. While a microchip is not a replacement for a collar, identification tags or your pet’s photograph, a lost pet with a microchip has a much better chance at being reunited with its companions than a pet without one.

Pets at the clinic will be microchipped on a first-come first-served basis, so an appointment is not necessary. Please bring dogs on leashes and keep cats in carriers. If you’d prefer an appointment at CVHS, please call the shelter at (603) 749-5322. For more information, visit

News Stories Return to CVHS Online

Posted Tuesday, September 7, 2004 by cvhs

NEWS FLASH!! Our news stories have returned to CVHS Online. Due to some website coding issues you may have missed them along with some other features on our site. As a result of diligent work of our website host and our volunteer webmaster Dave Williams, we are back to 100% here at Other missing items were the left side navigation bar and various header/footer items. Please once again enjoy our current news items as well as our extensive news archive located here.

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