upcoming events



The 15th Annual Gala Hair Ball

Saturday October 14th 2017

Monadnock Humane Society will hold its 15th Annual Hair Ball on Saturday, October 14th –  themed “Beauty of the Beast” -  this year to be held at Monadnock Humane Society. Proceeds from this event benefit the animals in our care. Once again voted the #1 Event for Charity in the “Best of Monadnock” awards, this year’s Hair Ball promises a fun-filled evening of fabulous food, beautiful surroundings, dancing, and the excitement of an incredible live and silent auction. Attire is black tie optional and costumes are encouraged.  

Event Details:
When: Saturday, October 14th
Time:  7:00 - 11:00 pm
Where:  MHS Guinane Training Center,  101 W.Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH
Contact  Courtney Mountford:  courtneym@humanecommunity.org or 603.352.9011, x105.
More details and online registration will be available on our website mid-August.
To reserve your tickets, contact Alice Sears - 603.352.9011, ext. 112 or alices@humanecommunity.org.

2017 Annual Meeting & Compassionate Citizen Awards

Tuesday September 26th 2017

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come and hear all about what’s new at MHS –
where we’ve been, where we’re going!

During this meeting we’ll also be honoring the MHS Volunteer of the Year, MHS Employee of the Year, and the Compassionate Citizen of the Year.

If you know someone who is a Compassionate Citizen, see below for more information on how to nominate them!

Open to the public, free admission, no rsvp required, plenty of parking.

For more information click here!

Nominate someone you know for the Compassionate Citizen of the Year!

Dine Out and Help the Animals! --Thursdays 5-7:30 p.m.

Go vegan/vegetarian at Country Life Restaurant in Keene: Every Thursday between 5 and 7:30 pm, CLR will donate 10% of pre-tax bills to MHS. This is an ongoing event so be sure to get a Thursday night dinner planned now! Also – CLR holds a “share a book” fundraiser and has a cash box for donations! Thanks so much to Peggy and everyone at CLR for helping the animals.


SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR CATS - Neutering not only enhances your cat’s health and contentment, it reduces the cost of pet ownership. Cats brought to the clinic are given a basic exam, after which they are spayed (females) or neutered (males) and given distemper complex and rabies vaccines as appropriate. Cats will also have their ears cleaned, nails trimmed, and coats checked for fleas. It’s like going to a spa! For more information, and a list of clinic dates, click here.


FURRY FRIENDS ACTIVITY TIME at the CHESHIRE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - From April to December, every second Thursday of the month from 10:30 - 11:00, MHS hosts an interactive monthly program. Parents and children will gather in a circle to hear a story, make a craft, or sing a song to learn more about being kind and caring to animals. You will also visit with one of our adoptable animals and learn about responsible pet ownership. Open to the public, no admission fee. The Cheshire Children's Museum is located at the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene, NH. For more information, contact Kerri Cuevas, MHS Volunteer Coordinator at kerric@humanecommunity.org or by phone at (603) 352-9011 ext 147

PAWS TO READ@MHS  --Read to a Dog! - Read to a Dog on the 2nd Saturday of each month! The dogs are waiting from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Read aloud practice is free, furry, and fun at Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey, NH. No appointment necessary; first come-first served. All dogs participating in this program are registered, tested, and insured therapy dogs.  For more information, contact Amee Abel, MHS Community Outreach Coordinator via email or by phone (603) 352-9011 ext 135  Learn more about the program here.

MONADNOCK THERAPY PETS MEETINGS - Open to anyone interested in Therapy Dog work! Monadnock Therapy Pets meets monthly at the Training Center on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are open and free to the public. We ask that you attend your first meeting without your dog. For more information, please contact Amee Abel via email or by phone (603) 352-9011 ext 135. Learn more about Monadnock Therapy Pets here.


MHS OFFERS A COMPLETE ARRAY OF DOG TRAINING CLASSES  If you need to train a new dog or puppy, strengthen your relationship with your dog, explore dog sports, or if you need help with an unruly dog or with behavioral problems, MHS offers solutions with dog training.  Please click here for more details, and for a current schedule of classes.


Planet Aid Collection Box – While you’re cleaning out your closets, bring any unwanted clothing to MHS and put them in our Planet Aid box. MHS receives $$$ for these clothes!  The big yellow box is on the MHS campus year-round (of course, if you have new or gently-used shoes - save them for the Shoes for Our Shelter fundraiser.

WOOFTRAX -  Don't just take your dog for a walk - take your walk for a dog! Download this app today and help raise money for the animals every time you walk!  This online fundraiser is for Dog Walking (and walking in general). Easy to do – download the app on your smartphone, fire it up when you walk and we get a check every 3 months. Click here for more info.