Worth Knowing: Sullivan County Humane Society


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Mission:  The Sullivan County Humane Society is committed to improving the quality of life for animals within our county and to putting an end to animal overpopulation, abandonment, and neglect. Through responsible adoptions we will find homeless animals new forever homes. Through humane education we will teach responsible ownership. Through low cost spay/neuter programs aimed at both owned pets and free roaming cats, we will limit the number of litters born in our county and therefore decrease the numbers surrendered to the shelter. Through assistance to low-income families, we will help pets remain in their forever homes.

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Executive Director: Cheryl Bromley  

Board Members:

  • Vice President, Sherry Bell, Claremont
  • Treasurer and 5K Race Director, Laurie Waterman, Newport
  • Secretary, Jeannine Bascom, Newbury
  • Director of Humane Education, Jane Broduer
  • Director of Volunteers, Joan Hoffman, Goshen. 

The Sullivan County Humane Society (SCHS) offers many programs to implement its mission. In addition to holding feline low cost spay/neuter clinics monthly, SCHS has twice yearly canine clinics. To date, SCHS has spayed/neutered 3,813 cats, 12 rabbits and 41 dogs. SCHS is also actively involved in trap/neuter/return (TNR) of feral cat colonies and to date have TNR’d 160 feral cats. The SCHS shelter has taken in and provided care for over 1,400 cats, including the 12 surviving from the recent “Abandoned 14” horrific neglect case. SCHS offers a free pet food bank which provides food for the pets of approximately 80 low income families. SCHS also maintains a 24-hour emergency line and responds to all types of animal-related calls. 

To find out how you can help SCHS, please go here.

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