Hudson Valley Humane Society is a “no-kill” full service animal welfare organization. The HVHS is a private, non-profit 501(C)3 corporation and we provide the following functions for the community: Humane Law Enforcement, Animal Rescue/Shelter/Adoption, Low Cost Spay & Neuter Programs for Felines, Education Programs and more.

The HVHS pursues its mission of promoting its core: the cause of animal welfare. In addition to sheltering abandoned and unwanted animals, HVHS actively seeks adoptive homes for these animals. To accomplish its goal, HVHS pursues:

  • Vigorous enforcement of laws prohibiting cruelty and abuse of domestic and wild animals, its Humane Agents, trained New York State peace officers, investigate complaints of abuse or neglect and prosecute violators
  • Adoption and low cost spay/neuter as the humane method for controlling pet overpopulation
  • Proper respect, care and treatment of all animals, through public education and pet counseling programs and pet obedience training to insure pets become good citizens
  • An active pet visitation and therapy program, its volunteers frequently visit hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and other institutions with their pets

HVHS believes it can eliminate many of the causes of abuse, neglect, and abandonment of animals as well as the disappointment experienced by many pet owners through education, training, and community service.

Report Animal Cruelty

The Hudson Valley Humane Society urges all Hudson Valley residents to call 845-354-3124 or email if they witness any degree of animal cruelty.

Our Humane Law Enforcement Division consists of 4 New York State Peace Officers who have full police powers and actively investigate crimes against animals in Rockland County. The Agents are led by Chief of Department, Marc Kissel and Chief of Patrol, Rich Raheb. On average HVHS HLE responds to 20 complaints per month.