About CCHS

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that has. — Margaret Mead


The mission of Contra Costa Humane Society is to empower our community to improve the quality of life for animals and decrease euthanasia rates. Through our programs and services we connect with individuals and private and public organizations to adopt pets, reduce the number of unwanted animals, and educate the public to foster compassion, responsibility, and respect toward animals.


Contra Costa Humane Society was formed as the result of the merger between two groups, Stop Pets’ Annual Yield (SPAY) and Animal Protection Bureau (APB). SPAY was established in 1971 to support the Spay/Neuter Clinic locally and APB formed in 1980 to combat the homeless animal problem in Contra Costa County. A merger between the two groups was completed in 1991 and we have served Contra Costa County as CCHS ever since.

Leadership Team

CCHS is under the direction of two full-time staff members and a Board of Directors. Read more about the Leadership Team >

Press Room

CCHS publishes a quarterly newsletter for it’s members and donators. Often, CCHS is mentioned in media articles. Read more about CCHS in the Press Room >

Sponsors and Partnerships

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for their support of CCHS’s mission and efforts to help the animals of Contra Costa County.

Contact Us

For more information about any of our programs or how you can support CCHS, contact us.

CCHS is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID# 68-0281428).