Program areas at Connecticut Humane Society
Shelter services - in 2019, the Connecticut Humane Society operating three animal care and adoption centers found homes for 2,836 animals. Companion animals are surrendered for adoption by owners, taken in from law enforcement and rescued from partner animal sheltering organizations. In our care, these animals received 6,664 vaccines, 1,911 spay or neuter surgeries and were thoroughly examined, by our highly skilled staff veterinarians. On average, each animal received 26 days of care and convalescence prior to taking 5 days for rehoming.veterinary care with extensive supportive care including foster care programs help to prevent animal suffering, keep pets in their homes when possible, reduce euthanasia, and other forms of animal cruelty and neglect. Animals receive food, shelter, medical care, enrichment and emotional support from professional staff and more than 455 volunteers logging nearly 24,547 hours.
Community & educational services - the Connecticut Humane Society prevents animal cruelty and neglect by delivering information and guidance about proper animal care, Humane treatment of animals, and concerns negatively affecting animals. Thousands of animals benefit each year through chs' programs, through training workshops for municipal animal control officers and other animal welfare professionals, one-on-one resources and consultation during crisis situations, engagement with government agencies concerning animal-related policies, community initiatives (vaccine clinics, pet food pantry, and targeted wellness programs for underserved populations), and shelter outreach (school programs, shelter tours, dog obedience classes, and more).
Veterinary clinic services - the public clinic program provides donor subsidized low fee medical care in a full service veterinary clinic to pets of those who do not have access to treatment through traditional veterinary hospitals. The fox clinic provides services to pet owners with financial challenges and hardship. In addition to providing treatment and relief from injury and disease, the clinic also provides wellness and preventive care. A key objective to providing veterinary care in addition to relieving pain and suffering and extending life is to help keep those animals in their homes and out of animal control and animal welfare shelters. During 2019, the program provided services to 6,886 animals including 230 spay-neuter surgeries.