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.
Warwick Valley Humane Society is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond by protecting all animals and keeping lost and homeless pets safe and happily sheltered until being reunited or adopted. We advocate for compassion, respect, humane treatment and responsibility for all animals, and promoting spaying and neutering through education and programs.
Our core values as a humane society are rooted in our passion for animal C.A.R.E.
Compassion and Kindness: We believe that all animals are deserving and worthy of compassion and kindness.
Advocacy and Education: We believe that a community benefits from advocacy for animal welfare and that education is a critical component of creating a humane world.
Respect and Protect the Lives of Animals: We believe in protecting and respecting the five freedoms of animals which are:
- The right to be free from hunger and thirst
- The right to be free from fear and distress
- The right to be free from physical and thermal discomfort
- The right to be free from pain, injury and disease
- The right to be free to express normal patterns of behavior
Excellence and Innovation: We believe in striving for the highest level in animal care through innovative and creative action.