Category Archives: Blog

Inside Animal Welfare: NE Federation of Humane Societies’ 2017 Conference

[caption id="attachment_10993" align="alignleft" width="200"] The author, Kandia Kovacs, at work-- Small Animal Coordinator at MHS[/caption] Working at an animal shelter isn’t just about playing with puppies, kittens and bunnies. In fact, the profession asks its workforce to stand at the crossroads between human services and animal care. Each spring, the New England Federation of Humane…
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Big Dog Draws Big Crowd to Reading Nook

Big Dog Draws Big Crowd: MHS Therapy Dog Volunteers Collaborate With Monadnock United Way’s Reading Nook Program Monadnock United Way’s Reading Nook program and MHS’ Read to a Dog share similar goals: provide positive early reading experiences to encourage a life-long love of reading. So, it made sense to add a Read to a Dog event…
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Cat Reimagined: Spirit Cats at MHS

The cat population at Monadnock Humane Society has changed. Spirit Cats challenge us to find them homes. We are seeing a shift in the types of animals taken in as strays or being surrendered. Rather than numerous “oops” litters of kittens, the cats coming to us are frequently older animals who have lived in multi-cat…
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MHS Wins Support for Animal Safety Network

Monadnock Humane Society Awarded over $9,700 by 100+Women Who Care-Cheshire County to Support Animal Safety Net Program ASN Program Helps Survivors of Domestic Violence By Providing Shelter for Family Pets Monadnock Humane Society received the second ever donation made by 100+Women Who Care-Cheshire County. The $9,700 award comes to support an MHS' program that helps…
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MHS Therapy Dogs Visit Genesis HealthCare Keene Center

  Four MHS Therapy Dog Volunteers visited the residents at Genesis Healthcare's Keene Center to celebrate National Puppy Day. Amy Lawrence, the facility's Activities Director contacted MHS to ask for the special event visit. "Of course, we couldn't bring actual puppies," said Amee Abel, MHS' Community Outreach Coordinator, "because dogs must be at least a…
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MHS’ Beth Doyle Guides Community Effort to Capture Precious/Nellie

Keene and Swanzey residents have joined together in a community effort to capture a frightened and missing pet dog. MHS' Canine Coordinator has been guiding the efforts to understand the dog's behavior and develop tactics to ensure Precious/Nellie can be brought to safety. For Doyle, her participation reaches well beyond her job. She's volunteered many sleepless evenings…
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The Dog Daycare Games

With quiet authority, Linda Thompson stands in a play room containing six enthusiastic dogs—none of whom belong to her. “Sit,” she commands, and one by one, dog butts hit the ground until only one dog is standing, looking a little sheepishly at his playmates.  “Five out of six,” says Thompson, Monadnock Humane Society’s Boarding and…
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Paws to Read Returns for the New Year

[caption id="attachment_10102" align="alignright" width="240"] You don't have to be outdoors to enjoy fluffy white stuff on Saturday, January 14th. Come and read a book to handsome Kismet the Therapy Dog and his dog friends![/caption] With the holidays over, it's time to turn our attention to the other joys winter offers. Fans of the fluffy white…
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