Warwick Valley Humane Society

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WVHS The Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc. (WVHS) is a not for profit corporation of the State of New York. Founded in 1954, we have operated the Warwick Animal Shelter since 1968. We are the second oldest humane society in Orange County.

The WVHS provides Animal Control Services via contracts with the Towns of Warwick and Chester. Warwick is a 104 square mile town in Southern Orange County that includes the villages of Florida, Greenwood Lake and Pine Island. The town of Chester includes the well known craft village of Sugar Loaf. We contract with the town of Tuxedo as an impound facility.

We admit approximately 500 animals including, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs etc. Our return to owner and adoption rates are 91% for dogs and 85% for cats.


  • To provide a clean, comfortable safe haven for lost, abandoned, unwanted, abused and neglected animals and to properly care for them with medical attention to the injured and ill until these animals are re-united with their families, adopted or appropriately released.
  • To assist local, county and state law enforcement agencies in the alleviation and investigation of suspected animal abuse.
  • Advocate responsible pet ownership with each adoption, or redemption and through the media (social media, Facebook, radio, TV, shelter tours, school visits etc.)
  • To adopt dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered, appropriately vaccinated, with dogs tested for heartworm, cats and kittens tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV.