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Our Mission

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Founded in 1893, the Meriden Humane Society is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter and rescue facility. Many of our animals are taken from high risk situations or surrendered by private citizens who are no longer able to care for their animals.

Our organization is privately run and operated. We are supported by patrons and residents who donate to our facility. Contrary to popular belief, we are not affiliated with the Connecticut Humane Society. Without the help we receive from the citizens of our community and surrounding communities, we would not be able to save all the animals that we do.

We believe it is our moral responsibility to protect/improve the lives of animal in our care and to place them in loving permanent homes.

We help due this by providing them necessary medical care, sterilizations, consistent training, and a safe and healthy environment with unconditional love. These are critical for ensuring we set them up for future successes.

We are committed to working collectively with others who share our dedication and passion for the voiceless.

We are committed to helping our Community Members by providing food/supply assistance, education on the importance of pet sterilization, responsible pet ownership, disease control, humane treatment of animals, and resources to assist with a variety of challenge faced by pet owners.

Adoption Policy

Adoption :

We at The Meriden Humane Society believe in a personalized adoption process that pairs you with your new forever family member. To do so we ask that all potential adopters submit an online adoption application. When doing so please let us know if there is a specific animal you are interested in. We will work with you to process your application and help you find the right member of our fur family to become part of yours.

Adoption Applications can be found here:

Normal business hours:

Right now we are open by appointment only 7 days a week. Please submit an adoption application and then email us at: to schedule an appointment.

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