When I first arrived at CHS, my attention focused on understanding the challenges faced by the organization as well as grasping the scope of animal issues facing our communities. It was also paramount to respect and preserve our history and the expectations shouldered by our 130-year-old institution. Our question: How will the Society move forward and address the needs of companion animals in our state?
After thoughtful discussions among stakeholders, veterinarians, legislators, pet owners and staff about their perceptions and beliefs, priorities and opinions, the Connecticut Humane Society has set a course of action that reflects what we have learned and experienced. The result is the first significant rewrite of our mission since 1881.
The new mission states:
"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."
We envision a state where each companion animal finds a permanent, compassionate home, where communities are enriched by the special bond between people and animals and where cruelty no longer exists. With this clear and unified understanding of our purpose, direction and path we set out our core values:
Join us in celebrating the future!