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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.

A 2019 Snapshot
11,559 Pets Served

Medical and Wellness Care

17,976 Exams

11,777 Vaccinations

264 Special Surgeries

Community Partnerships

1,709 pets from  
Animal control and private rescue served

2,420 people impacted
through outreach programs

Community Pet Wellness Initiatives

6,320 Families Served

7,372 Pets Served


2,836 pets
found loving homes

live release rate

Average length of stay at CHS
26.9 days of medical care
3.5 days on the adoption floor

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