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Cocheco Valley Humane Society
The Cocheco Valley Humane Society (CVHS), located in the Strafford County Complex in Dover, New Hampshire, was established in 1984 to serve the domestic animal welfare needs of the more than 125,000 residents of Strafford County, NH. We also provide service to New Hampshire and southern Maine residents who, while living outside our general service area, need and seek our assistance. We provide shelter to more than 2,000 animals per year with additional services to thousands more.
Housed in a 100-year-old piggery that was once part of the county work farm, CVHS does not receive funding from the State of New Hampshire or the federal government. A community-funded, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, CVHS is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals in Strafford County, NH and Southern Maine. We are a safe, temporary home for more than 2,000 surrendered, lost, abused, neglected, or unwanted animals each year.
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.