The Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc. (WVHS) is a not for profit corporation of the State of New York. Founded in 1954, we have operated the Warwick Animal Shelter since 1968.
The WVHS provides Animal Control Services via contracts with the Towns of Warwick and Chester. Warwick is a 104 square mile town in Southern Orange County that includes the villages of Florida, Greenwood Lake and Pine Island. The town of Chester includes the well known craft village of Sugar Loaf. We contract with the town of Tuxedo as an impoundment facility. Over 50% of our annual income is derived through fundraising.
Our goals are: to return lost pets to their owners, advocate responsible pet ownership and to find good homes for lost, stray and abandoned pets and assist local law enforcement agencies in investigating animal cruelty cases. We admit approximately 350 dogs and 400 cats per year. Our adoption rate for dogs is 98% and 79% for cats.