CHS Mission Statement

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.

CHS envisions 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. CHS’ purpose, direction and path are guided by the following set of core values:


CHS manages and allocates all its resources to remain steadfast to the mission, to achieve the greatest good, and to ensure the future of the organization.

CHS’ actions and decisions are based on providing the best medical and shelter care, and services to the most animals. CHS respects the life of each individual animal, while focusing on the welfare of staff, community, and the animal population as a whole.

CHS enriches the Connecticut community it serves by placing safe, healthy companion animals in responsible, loving homes.

CHS treats all persons with dignity and respect in a non-judgmental manner. The general public, staff members and volunteers are all viewed as partners in improving animal welfare and in fulfilling the Mission.

2023 at a Glance

Medical and Wellness Care

11,489 exams

1,198 Spay/Neuters

278 Specialized Surgeries

Community Partnerships

581 pets from  
animal control and private rescue served

9,642 people impacted
through outreach programs

431 volunteers giving 
18,345 hours of their time

Keeping Pets in Homes

226,899 cans of food
distributed to pets in need

1,476 pets healed
at Fox memorial Clinic

359 pets served
at traveling wellness clinics


1,792 pets
found loving homes

live release rate

412 pets received
extra behavior support