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The Power of Kindness: An Update from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters,


As we navigate the complexities of our modern world, I am constantly compelled to reflect on the value of kindness, particularly as it relates to our animal companions. As the Executive Director of New Hampshire Humane Society, I am privileged to witness the profound impact that compassion can have on the wellness of animals, especially during challenging times such as surrenders and protective custody cases.


In a society that often moves at a rapid pace, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of kindness in our interactions with the animals. Pets, like us, experience a range of emotions and are deeply affected by the treatment they receive. By fostering an environment of understanding and empathy, we can create a world where every creature is treated with the respect and care they deserve.


One area where kindness plays a pivotal role is in the realm of animal surrenders. Families facing unforeseen circumstances may find themselves unable to provide the care their pets need. It is during these moments of vulnerability that our society has the opportunity to demonstrate true compassion. Rather than casting judgment, we can offer support, resources, and a non-judgmental space for individuals to make the best decisions for themselves and their pets. By approaching surrenders with empathy, we can help alleviate the emotional burden on families while ensuring the well-being of the animals involved.


Equally significant is the role of kindness in cases of animal protective custody. When our furry friends face situations of neglect, abuse, or unsafe environments, it is our duty to step in and protect them. New Hampshire Humane Society is committed to approaching these cases with the utmost compassion and professionalism. By prioritizing the well-being of the animals, we aim to create positive outcomes that prioritize their safety, health, and eventual placement in loving homes.


As stewards of animal welfare, New Hampshire Humane Society is dedicated to leading by example, promoting kindness not only through our actions but also through education and outreach. We believe that by fostering a community built on empathy and understanding, we can create lasting change that benefits animals and humans alike.


I know we can all be champions of kindness, recognizing its transformative power in the lives of animals and the broader community. Together, we can create a world where compassion prevails, and every creature, great and small, is treated with the love and care they deserve.


With gratitude,


Charles Stanton

Executive Director

New Hampshire Humane Society







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