The Sullivan County Humane Society, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, has a whole new executive board with a renewed passion to help local animals. Their goal is prevention. They are working hard to combat overpopulation, abandonment, neglect, and surrenders.

To reach this goal they have two very important initiatives. They will be holding six low cost spay/neuter clinics for cats in 2012. Their January clinic was a huge success with 46 cats being fixed! Their other initiative is to work with low income families to aid them in being able to provide for their animals. They distribute pet food and other supplies, damaged product donated by Wal-Mart of Claremont, to needy families. Since December, they have donated food to fifteen families as well as offered assistance to other local rescue organizations. Along these lines, they have also started a Sponsor-A-Spay program. For $40, they will ensure that the cat of a local low income family is fixed. There were two recipients of the Sponsor-A-Spay in January. Hopefully, that number will increase with future clinics.

If you have a cat that needs to be spayed or neutered, please call to make an appointment for a future clinic. The clinics are always on Thursdays. The dates are:, July 5, September 27, and November 29.

Sullivan County Humane Society does not currently have a shelter but is working hard to get one. They realize that, despite their best efforts, there will always be some animals that are abandoned or surrendered. Their hope is to be able to provide those animals with a safe haven until they can be successfully adopted to a loving home.

In order to meet their goals and to successfully manage a shelter, they need reliable and dedicated volunteers. Volunteers to help organize activities, arrange fundraisers and public outreach events, to assist with the animals in their care, and to provide fresh, new ideas! If you are interested in being a part of the Sullivan County Humane Society please attend one of our monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of every month at River Valley Community College Room 214 at 6:00 pm. Or, contact us at 603-542-3277,, or PO Box 111, Claremont, NH 03743. Follow our progress at,