Studies Have Shown That Unsupervised Children are at Risk for Dog Bites
A new study shows that unsupervised children are most at risk for bites, and that the culprits are usually family pets. The study, by Vikram Durairaj, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, also found that if a dog bites once, it is likely to bite again, with the second attack often more brutal than the first.
Spring is coming, and gardens and yards are wonderful places to relax with your family, including your dog. But is your yard safety-proofed for your dog? Although it's not possible to rid your yard of every potential danger, there are a few simple steps that you can take that will improve your yard's safety for your dog.
The Greater Derry Humane Society, Inc. rescues animals and places them in permanent loving homes. We do not maintain a shelter; instead, all of our rescued animals are kept in foster homes until we can place them. We have a no-kill policy.
We are an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c) organization. We rely on donations and fund raisers. Because we are staffed solely by volunteers, please have patience when communicating with us. We promise to reply as quickly as possible!
Besides rescuing and placing animals, we work to prevent animal cruelty and educate the public.
Don't forget to check out our current events!
The Greater Derry Humane Society is very active in our community. Please keep an eye out here for all the latest news and events that keep us connected with our animal friends.
Urgent Need for Foster Homes for Our Animals
Do you have more time? You can be a foster home, providing a loving environment for a pet
until a permanent home is found. We supply all food, veterinary care, bowls, leashes, etc.,
as well as training assistance. You supply your home and love. You are the final stage of
the screening process for prospective adoptive families. We are there to support you through
the whole process.
Having the opportunity to work with companion animals in need
Participating in the solution to the problem of needless suffering
The look on the face of a dog or cat when they know they are safe, and have food, attention and exercise
If you would like to become a foster home or want more information,
please fill out the following form and a volunteer will contact you.
Become a Member
Send a $10 tax-deductible contribution, and in return you will receive our newsletter. Better, you will know you are supporting the well-being of animals!
Come to a Meeting
Our meetings are open to the public, and are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00PM, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, located at 39 West Broadway in Derry.
Check us out on DERRY CH23 TV! Our monthly meetings are recorded and shown on Tuesday at 3pm and on Wednesday at 7pm.
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If you e-mail us and do not receive a reply within 24 hours, please call our 603-434-1512 line and leave a message. Please include your phone number in any e-mail sent to GDHS, Inc.