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Contra Costa Humane Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals


The mission of Contra Costa Humane Society is to empower our community to improve the quality of life for animals and decrease euthanasia rates.  Through our programs and services we connect with individuals and private and public organizations to adopt pets, reduce the number of unwanted animals and educate the public to foster compassion, responsibility and respect toward animals.


Target demographics: Any one can benefit from a loving animal!

Geographic areas served: Contra Costa County

Programs: * Adoptions through CCHS are made possible through Kitty Corner cat shelter, foster families (you can be one too) and re-homing - assistance in relocating pets to new homes. * AniMeals - food supplement program serving 450 families in Contra Costa County and growing! * SNAP - Spay Neuter assistance program. Assisting needy families, helping keep animals healthier, decreasing unwanted animals

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Candice Y.


Rating: 5

Volunteering at CC Humane has been an extremely rewarding experience! Not only is the organization a worthy one, but the staff and volunteers are welcoming and committed. CC Humane has great programs worthy of any volunteer's time & effort; such as Kitty Korner a wonderful, loving, on-site foster facility for the cutest kitties ever! My favorite program is Animeals wherein CC Humane partnered with the Contra Costa Food Bank to offer dog/cat food to the Food Bank's clients. This allows the Food Bank clients a small food base for their pets as well as an arena for us to educate and assist with pet questions, spay & neuter information and possible programs that can assist with the cost of neutering a pet. As a dog trainer, I'm always happy to answer questions or give my opinion on a training issue. Overall, from the Board of Directors right down to the volunteers such as myself, all are committed people working for the good of our entire community!!


Rating: 5

We volunteer for Contra Costa Humane Society on a weekly basis for the AniMeals program that provides pet food & supplies to pet owners in need in our community. We have seen first hand how appreciative our community is for the help this program provides. We also volunteer at fundraisers & events encouraging our community to learn about us & how they can help us make a difference. Contra Costa Humane Society works passionately with the local animal shelter to get pets adopted, spayed/neutered & to provide a sanctuary for cats in need. We are proud to support & volunteer for Contra Costa Humane Society.