The Hanover Humane Society was organized in July 1986, and with the support of the public, raised $20,000 toward the construction of the new County Pound, which opened in 1990. Hanover Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizaiton. We are NOT affiliated with Animal Control or the County Pound. Animals enter our system either as strays, owner surrenders, or from the Hanover County Pound. These animals are given medical care, spayed or neutered, then placed in a foster home, and brought to adoption stands and given visibility on our website until they find a “forever” home.

We strive to educate the public on many topics including spay / neuter and proper treatment of animals. This is done through brochures, public speaking, and participating in many events each year that provide us with visibility.

The organization is funded through donations from the public and by holding fund raisers.