About Us

The Connecticut Humane Society was founded in 1881 by Hartford High School senior, Gertrude O. Lewis. CHS is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state and helps thousands of pets every year. CHS is an independent non-profit organization and does not receive any funding from the government or national humane organizations. We rely solely on the generosity and support of donors and volunteers. The tax ID # is 06-0667605

We envision: "A Connecticut where each companion animal finds a permanent, compassionate home, where communities are enriched by the special bond between people and animals, and where animal cruelty no longer exists."

The Mission and Core Values keep CHS pointed towards this goal:

"The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty."

STEWARDSHIP: We manage and allocate all our resources to remain steadfast to our mission, to achieve the greatest good, and to ensure the future of our organization.

QUALITY CARE: Our actions and decisions are based on providing the best medical and shelter care and services to the most animals. We respect the life of each individual animal, while focusing on the welfare of staff, community, and the animal population as a whole.

COMMUNITY-FOCUSED: We enrich the Connecticut community we serve by placing safe, healthy companion animals in responsible, loving homes.

RESPECT: We treat all persons with dignity and respect in a non-judgmental manner. The general public, our staff members and volunteers are all viewed as our partners in improving animal welfare and in fulfilling our Mission.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about programs and services. Still have questions: Email us.

Thanks to the community, the Connecticut Humane Society is able to help over 6,000 pets in need every year. Learn all about what we do in the video below. Musical track written and sung by local singer/songwriter, Laura Udice.  

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Connecticut Humane Society

701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111
800-452-0114 | FAX 860-665-1478   info@cthumane.org 
The Connecticut Humane Society is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. EIN: 06-0667605
Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society

Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society