To improve the quality of life for animals, decrease euthanasia rates, and educate the public to foster compassion, responsibility, and respect for animals.
How Your Donation Helps
At the Contra Costa Humane Society (CCHS) they believe that all life has a right and should be free from cruelty, abuse and neglect. CCHS works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for homeless dogs and cats in Contra Costa County (and sometimes beyond) and to find them forever homes. Through their programs they work to decrease euthanasia rates and provide services to keep pets in their current homes. With events and advocacy CCHS promotes public awareness and provides information on being a responsible pet owner.
Contra Costa Humane Society was formed as the result of the merger between two groups, Stop Pets’ Annual Yield (SPAY) and Animal Protection Bureau (APB). SPAY was established in 1971 to support the Spay/Neuter Clinic locally and APB formed in 1980 to combat the homeless animal problem in Contra Costa County. A merger between the two groups was completed in 1991 and we have served Contra Costa County as CCHS ever since.
CCHS currently works in partnership with their local public shelter, Contra Costa County Animal Services, and takes 99% of their animals from the shelter when they are made rescue available or have no options left. On average CCHS find homes for 336 animals per year whose lives would otherwise not end well. In addition they distribute over 30,000 pounds of pet food, as well as pet toys and supplies, through the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank to over 450 extremely low and low income families in the County each month to make sure they can feed themselves and their animals. CCHS is also proud to offer to low income residents their SNAP program (spay/neuter assistance program) which helps the animal be healthier and stops unwanted litters from ending up in the public shelter.
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