Humane Society Announces New Initiatives

The Humane Society for Greater Nashua will be expanding both in size and in the number of services offered to our pets this fall. For the past two decades, a large portion of the 24 Ferry Road facility has been leased to Veterinary Practitioners. This fall, the current tenant, All Pets Veterinary Hospital will be moving to a newer and larger facility here in Nashua. This move will allow the Humane Society to access much needed space for enhanced animal care services while changing the perception of the community from a “shelter” to a Humane Care Center.

“We will be able to improve the health and everyday lives of our animal residents” said Douglas Barry, Executive Director of the Humane Society. “We will have more treatment rooms, better space for adoption meet and greets, a more accessible surgery center, indoor and outdoor behavioral training space, an education center and a more inviting reception area.”

The Humane Society will provide more and better services to both our pets as well as owned pets in the community. A new education center will offer programs for families to learn about pet care and adoption. There will be indoor space for behavioral training and larger outdoor play areas to promote group play and stress reduction.

All Pets Veterinary Hospital will be relocating to improved quarters here in Nashua this fall. Their plans are to be in a their new space by October 1st with no break in services to clients.

“We are pleased to be working with the Humane Society to provide much needed space for their animals”, said Dr. Melissa Magnuson. “This move will provide us with a larger hospital, the ability to expand our services, improved parking and a bigger presence in the community.”

The Humane Society for Greater Nashua provides for and protects abandoned, stray and owner released pets by connecting them with new families. Each pet that enters the center receives a full medical and behavioral evaluation, is spayed or neutered, given needed vaccines and appropriate medical care. During their stay all pets have a warm bed, toys, plenty of food, and special care until they are adopted. The shelter serves approximately 2,000 pets every year.