Mission & Programs 

Cocheco Valley Humane Society is proud to offer Humane Education programs at no cost to our community. We offer a variety of programs for people of all ages to educate them on the care, safety, and overall well-being of animals.

Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and shelter to our animals, in partnership with educating the community concerning humane animal treatment and welfare.

Presentations are available for in-school sessions for pre-k through middle school students, as well as other youth programs such as scout, church, and 4-H groups. Home schooled students are also welcome. Visits to CVHS can also be arranged and can include program presentations. Adult and high school classes and organizations can also call to arrange presentations tailored to the needs of their group. Topics include: general pet care; personal safety around animals; domestic vs. wild animals; the improtance of spaying and neutering.

Group Tours

Please schedule at least 2 weeks prior to the date of your visit.
Community groups, both students and adults, are welcome to schedule a tour of the shelter. A short classroom lesson as well as time for questions and discussion will also be provided.

Schedule A Presentation

Humane Educators can be reached through the Humane Education Outreach Coordinator, Mary Goyette.
Email: outreach@cvhsonline.org
Phone: (603) 749-5322 ex. 111

To learn about getting started as a volunteer in our Humane Education program, please email Mary Goyette at outreach@cvhsonline.org.

The Humane Education Team is currently looking for volunteer certified therapy dogs to help with our presentations at local venues. Please contact Mary Goyette at outreach@cvhsonline.org for more information.