Privacy Policy

The Upper Valley Humane Society respects the privacy of our donors. We do not sell or exchange any personal information about our donors with any organization.


Euthanasia Policy

At the Upper Valley Humane Society, we seek to meet every pet in their place and time of need. While we recognize the need for humane euthanasia in extreme cases, we treat this philosophy with a high level of respect. Each pet comes with their own unique set of circumstances and these circumstances combined with their response to a shelter environment can drive our individualized compassion-filled approach to our time with them.

Pets are given the chance to settle in, have any and all appropriate medical treatment, be evaluated behaviorally, and are provided every opportunity to succeed in their journey to a new home. Occasionally, the team that works with these pets feels it is in the pets’ best interest from a quality of life standpoint or the community’s best interest from a safety standpoint to humanely euthanize the pet. The decision is never easy, nor taken lightly but in our desire to responsibly care for the lives entrusted to us, UVHS recognizes this need does exist and we seek to meet that need for the people, communities, and pets that we serve.

This policy serves as a guiding document for the team that makes humane euthanasia decisions as well as the staff that influences those decisions. However, each pet is considered on a case-by-case basis to ensure the best care possible.