DVHS is a 503c nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1964. Our shelter provides emergency housing for pets that have become separated from their families for a number of reasons:
– Some pets are brought to the shelter because their families are no longer able to provide for them due to financial difficulties or experience other life changing events
– Some pets are lost or abandoned
– Some pets are brought to us because their owner passed away
Whatever the reason, we provide them with emergency services such as temporary housing, food and medical treatment. We can provide housing for a maximum of 35 dogs and 70 cats at any given time. We also try our best to find new permanent homes for our residents. Each year we adopt out approximately 200 cats and dogs.
Brief History of the Delaware Valley Humane Society
1964- Delaware Valley Humane Society is organized.
Received charter in March of 1965.
1979- Large addition to the original building
1981- Began a spay-neuter program with the Dog Gone Club for
more responsible adopting families.
1985- Crematorium was installed. Two families donated the
equipment and structure.
1994- Terry’s Red Barn was purchased to conduct fund-raisers.
1998- Large remodeling project throughout the shelter.
2003- Large cat room/isolation area added to the existing structure.
2005- Became a NO-KILL facility
2012- New bridge over the creek through the Eagle Scout Program.
Added an outdoor play pen.
2013- Paws remodeled, purchased a van and participated in a vet
program at Delhi College.
Replaced roofs and fencing at out facility.
2015- Received a Grant to install solar panels.
2016- A Meet and Greet Room was donated by a local anonymous