Welcome to the New Hampshire Federation of Humane Organizations

The New Hampshire Federation of Humane Organizations is a united group of animal welfare professionals dedicated to promoting humane initiatives at the local, state and regional levels by providing information, training, support, and networking opportunities to its membership and by coordinating efforts for the rescue and relief of animals in need.

The NHFHO coordinates statewide projects undertaken by more than a dozen New Hampshire humane organizations. Among the members are the eight largest private animal shelters in the state. The Federation works to help members promote responsible pet adoptions and pet ownership and to undertake and encourage programs to end pet overpopulation.

Upper Valley Humane Society Seeks Feline Coordinator

The Upper Valley Humane Society is looking for an energetic, outgoing, dependable and detail-oriented person with a passion for helping people and animals to join our team as Feline Coordinator.  Experience with feline behavior, care, and handling required, and a positive attitude and good communication skills are a must.  Candidates must be 18 years of age or older, be able to lift up to 50 pounds, and have reliable transportation.  This is a full-time position that includes Saturdays and some holidays.  Benefits include health insurance, dental reimbursement, generous paid time off, and working with a great team of smart and fun people.  If you want to help us change the lives of the Upper Valley’s pets and their people for the better, send your resume and references to Amy Woodman, Shelter Manager at amy.woodman@uvhs.org.  For a full job description, visit our website at www.uvhs.org.


NH Humane Society Seeks Development Director

New Hampshire Humane Society is a private animal welfare organization located in Laconia, New Hampshire providing shelter, care and comfort to over 1,200 animals annually. The animal shelter has been in operation continuously since 1907 and is dedicated to caring for companion animals providing safe harbor, behavioral and medical rehabilitation and ultimately a loving forever home. The agency is funded entirely by donations from private donors and businesses that are aligned with the mission.  

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and skills at fundraising and revenue generation, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and within a team dynamic.  Candidate must demonstrate organizational skills to stay focused on multiple priorities and deadlines. Primary duties include: Working with Executive Director and Board of Directors in the realm of fundraising for the general fund, annual and individual giving, including donor cultivation and solicitation with a focus on diversifying funding to maintain a strong financial portfolio.  Duties also include oversight of pledge programs and other special projects, grant writing and research, special event planning, creation and development of community initiatives that build strong ties to constituent base.  Competence with word processing, fundraising databases, social media fundraising initiatives, basic graphic design and social media skills are needed.  S/he will develop marketing and communication strategies that support the New Hampshire Humane Society mission, programs and efforts to ensure the organization maintains its brand identity.  Nonprofit experience preferred, coupled with a deep and abiding passion to make a difference in the lives of the abandoned, lost, neglected and unwanted animals of the region and beyond.

For a full job description, go to www.nhhumane.org.  Send cover letter, resume and three references with salary requirements to NH Humane Society, HR Department, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or via email to Karen@nhhumane.org.


NH Humane Society Seeks Veterinary Assistant


Under the supervision of the NHHS Veterinarian, and in conjunction with the medical and shelter team, assists in carrying out the daily functions and tasks necessary for the health, safety and welfare of all shelter animals


1. Working with both the NHHS Veterinarian and/or Veterinary Technician, assist with physical assessments and incoming examinations of all animals with 48 hours of arrival, and as needed throughout their stay at NHHS. Examination notes and medical findings will be handwritten in the NHHS medical record and entered into the shelter database under the medical section. This included P.E. vaccination/in house test results, parasitic treatments etc. NHHS shelter animal files will be maintained appropriately to reflect additional care and treatments.

2. Assists in all aspects of medical care of shelter animals, providing initial first aid for injuries, mites, abscesses and other conditions requiring dressing, under the direction of the staff veterinarian.

3. Administer vaccinations; perform laboratory tests and administer as prescribed by staff veterinarian.

4. Observe and keep accurate records on the physical condition and behavior (related to medical condition) of animals at the shelter. Maintain careful antiseptic and aseptic techniques.

5. Assist as needed and appropriately trained, with surgical procedures. Assist with daily upkeep of medical suite ensuring both treatment room and operation room are pristine and all equipment is functioning and maintained correctly. Monitor post-surgical patients – clean surgical recovery room at the end of surgery days.

6. Monitor and provide care as prescribed, for ICU patients reporting all findings to the staff veterinarian. Is responsible for ICU cleanliness, keeping this area, where the sickest animals reside, pristine and free of dust and debris at all times. Sick animals are to be handled with the upmost compassion and care.


Treat all animals, staff, volunteers, and clients with dignity and respect on and off the premises. Perform job duties in a professional, efficient, positive, and helpful manner at all times by communicating effectively with all departments within the shelter.


Environment can be stressful and demanding. There is exposure to cleaning chemicals, fractious animals, bodily fluids, such as vomit, urine, blood, fecal and other purulent matter. Work can be physically and emotionally demanding. While NHHS is a no-kill facility – there are occasions when a terminally ill or extremely aggressive animal will need to be euthanized humanely.

SCHEDULE Part time, rotating schedule, must be able and willing to work weekends and holidays.


1. Ability to lift and carry 50lbs; bend and reach; work with a variety of cleaning agents.

2. Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.

3. Good working knowledge providing care for companion animals and prior Veterinary Assistant experience desired.