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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed help with placing a pet and thy gave me fantastic advice. I'll go back when I can get another dog!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a cat from Contra Costa Humane Society; they were amazing. They were really interested in making sure that the right match was made, and were caring, responsive and thoughtful. CCHS is one of the non-profits I feel very comfortable donating to -- they've expanded their efforts to protect animals since I first heard of them, for example, by opening the awesome Kitty Corner. I can't say enough good things about this organization.

Elena E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I ran into a volunteer from CCHS outside of Kitty Korner (CCHS) and she led us to the most amazing place ever! The volunteers were accommodating, devoted and friendly. They love the animals dearly and devoted every spare moment to the animals who need new homes. If it weren't for meeting this volunteer on that certain day, we never would have found that special addition to our family that we love so much, talk to in the garage before we even open the door to greet him, and sleep with every night. Thanks to CCHS and their completely unselfish ways, one animal at a time is getting another chance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the last several years, CCHS has completely reinvented itself into an animal welfare organization that has implemented REAL community-changing programs. In particular, AniMeals has been a real boon to our community! Keep up the great work!