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Almost Home Dog Rescue and Rehab, Inc. 1067 Junction Rd.
, VT 05602
Almost Home Dog Rescue and Rehab is a small rescue in Central Vermont dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs from high kill shelters all along the east coast and the southern US.
ASPCA 424 E. 92nd St
, NY 10128-6804
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. ASPA was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend its anti-cruelty mission across the country, it is recognized as a national animal welfare organization.
Best Friends Animal Society
Nearly 30 years ago, when Best Friends helped launch and pioneer the no-kill movement, over 17 million homeless pets were dying in our nation‚Äôs shelters. Today, that number is down to around 4 million unnecessary deaths annually ‚Äì that is tremendous progress, but Best Friends is committed to reducing that number to zero. It‚Äôs a mission that we call No More Homeless Pets. By partnering with local governments, grassroots organizations and passionate individuals, we are making big strides toward ending the unnecessary killing of shelter pets in the United States.
Central Vermont Humane Society 1589 VT Route 14S
, VT 05651
Fax (802) 476-7833
Central Vermont Humane Society serves Washington and Orange counties, making it one of the smallest shelters serving one of the largest areas in Vermont. Over 1800 animals per year benefit from their services, including sheltering and foster care, low cost spay/neuter, volunteer programs, a behavior helpline, feral cat colony assistance, tours and education programs, and more. The mission of CVHS is to ensure the humane treatment of domestic animals and to promote the advancement of animal welfare. CVHS is an open access shelter.
EndTrap 511 Wake Robin Dr
, VT 05482
EndTrap is the only organization in Vermont that is dedicated to educating people about the dangers of leghold traps. Founded in 1986, this statewide organization provides education about current trapping practices, offers services for landowners and pet owners who encounter traps and advocates for the ban of inhumane traps.
Franklin County Humane Society 30 Sunset Meadow
, VT 05478
FCHS promotes the health, welfare and humane treatment of animals in Northwestern Vermont by providing temporary shelter for them with the ultimate goal of finding them good, permanent homes within the community.
Good Karma Rescue
, VT 05602
Good Karma Rescue is a small group of volunteers that love animals. Our mission is to rescue, provide refuge, and ultimately to find permanent loving homes for abandoned, stray and neglected animals where they will receive a lifetime commitment of loving care, including appropriate gentle training, exercise, and regular veterinary care. Whenever possible we also assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their guardians. We are located in Central Vermont, and work with local and national organizations to help prevent needless euthanasia, and companion animal overpopulation.
Green Mountain Animal Defenders PO Box 4577
, VT 05406
Green Mountain Animal Defenders works to raise awareness about the plight of companion animals, farmed animals, wildlife, and animals used for entertainment or in laboratory testing and promote green living. GMAD educates the public on these topics and more by hosting educational tables, organizing animal protection events and campaigns, and advocating for pro-animal legislation on the state and federal levels.
Green Mountain Animal Defenders also helps animals directly by sponsoring spay/neuter programs and through our re-homing (adoption) efforts. GMAD's all volunteer work force has rescued, rehabilitated, and/or placed countless cats, dogs, ferrets, mice, birds, rabbits, pigs, and chickens, as well as a wide assortment of wildlife and other animals in need.
Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center 236 Boardman Street
, VT 05753
Fax (802) 382-9320
Since 1975, Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center has provided temporary shelter for lost, abandoned, abused or surrendered animals. Their programs and services meet a wide array of critical animal welfare needs, including humane law enforcement, humane education and outreach, lost and found services, low-cost micro-chipping, emergency foster care for people in need, and a program matching senior citizens with senior animals. HBAWC serves approximately 600 animals each year, and ensures that every adoptable animal finds a permanent home.
Hooved Animal Sanctuary PO Box 258
, VT 05038
High in the hills of Chelsea Village there’s a safe haven for animals who have been abused or neglected. It’s a new beginning, a better life.
Hooved Animal Sanctuary's mission is:
1. To provide a safe, caring sanctuary for abused and abandoned hooved animals.
2. To provide for the protection and rehabilitation of neglected animals with the goal of placing them in loving, safe homes.
3. To provide ongoing youth programs and community education that will help enable us to reach these goals
Humane Society of Chittenden County 142 Kindness Court
, VT 05403
Fax (802) 860-5868
Founded in 1901, the Humane Society of Chittenden County serves approximately 1500 animals a year. HSCC's mission is to foster compassionate treatment of animals and prevent animal suffering. They achieve these goals through animal sheltering and adoptions, cruelty investigation and referral, animal behavior evaluation and counseling, short term shelter for the animals of people in crisis, and humane education. HSCC attributes their success to a dynamic and creative staff, an innovative, well- educated and diverse Board, and loyal, generous
Humane Society of the United States P.O. Box 619
, VT 05342
Fax (802) 368-2756
The mission of the HSUS is to create a humane and just and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion. HSUS is the largest national animal advocacy organization in the country, and covers issues & develops programs to assist the full spectrum of the animal kingdom, from companion animals to farm animals to wildlife and marine mammals. The HSUS New England Regional Office serves the entire New England area, providing training, education, assistance with cruelty investigations, and legislative advocacy.
Into the Wild is a full-service wildlife control company specializing in urban and suburban wildlife control, and resolving conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner for both residential and commercial customers. State licensed.
Kingdom Animal Shelter PO Box 462
, VT 05819
Kingdom Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer 501[c]3 organization. Our goal has been to build a shelter in the St. Johnsbury-area. We are also a member of the new state-wide animal cruelty response system.
We opened a cat adoption center on June 30th, 2008 at Morrisons Feed Bag, 1186 Memorial Dr., St. Johnsbury. Currently, we can only take adoptable cats in our adoption program but we can help act as a resource to help you locate a dog breed rescue, or an animal shelter/humane society/rescue in the state that may be able to assist you.
Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society PO Box 702
, VT 05037
The Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society began caring for the unwanted companion animals of our region in 1915. We currently operate a small shelter, but are going to be building a new one in the near future.
Until recently, we were a limited-admissions shelter, but we have improved our adoption program, consequently adopting out more animals and able to take in more animals. We are in the process of re-creating ourselves, so be on the lookout for great new programs and pictures of our new shelter!
We serve the following communities in Vermont: Barnard, Hartford, (White River Jct., Wilder, Quechee) Plymouth, Pomfret, Royalton, Stockbridge, Strafford, and Woodstock. We also take in many animals from Upper Valley Communities in New Hampshire.
North Country Animal League 3524 Laporte Road
, VT 05661
Fax (802) 888-4408
Founded in 1994, North Country Animal League serves approximately 850 cats and dogs each year, in Lamoille County and all of Northern Vermont. NCAL?ås mission is to promote compassionate and responsible relationships between humans and animals. In addition to providing shelter and adoption services for orphan cats and dogs, they offer a spay/neuter program, volunteer program, cruelty prevention support, and a successful humane education program. NCAL was the first Vermont shelter to become ?élimited access?å.
P.E.T.S. of the Kingdom PO Box 111
, VT 05829
Riverside Rescue 236 Riverside Ave.
, VT 05906
Riverside Rescue is dedicated to placing homeless or unwanted pets into loving, forever homes.We do all of our work by donations. We are not government funded, and are staffed by volunteers.
Rutland County Humane Society 765 Stevens Road
, VT 05763
Fax (802) 483-6342
The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is dedicated to advocating for and working towards a responsible and humane community. We provide shelter and adoption opportunities for pets who are homeless and promote animal welfare through community programs that benefit both animals and people. RCHS is an open admission shelter that cares for 1300 animals per year and takes in stray animals and owner surrendered animals from Rutland County. Learn more about RCHS, our programs, volunteer opportunities, animals for adoption and more at www.rchsvt.org.
Second Chance Animal Center PO Box 620
, VT 05262
Fax (802) 375-0235
Second Chance Animal Center serves about 1,000 animals each year from Bennington County, as well as parts of eastern NY and northern MA. SCAC is committed to improving the lives of all animals in the communities they serve, and to eliminating unnecessary euthanasia of the homeless and unwanted. In addition to providing compassionate shelter and treatment for any animal in their care, SCAC?ås programs include a low-cost spay/neuter program (SNAP), foster care services, obedience training, behavioral help for all pet owners, education programs, and a summer camp stressing humane treatment of all animals.
Spring Hill Horse Rescue 175 Middle Road
, VT 05759
Spring Hill Horse Rescue’s mission is to protect Vermont’s equines through education, prevention & advocacy and rescue, rehabilitation & re-homing. Spring Hill has also taken in many other animals in need including pigs, rabbits, dogs, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, cats and cows.
Spring Hill has several trained Humane Agents who provide large animal cruelty investigations statewide. The focus of their field work is to assist horse owners through education and access to resources, and to assist law enforcement where necessary. With considerable expertise in safely re-feeding emaciated horses, and hoof rehabilitation, Spring Hill has helped many animals, and has placed over 1000 horses since it was founded in the year 2000.
Spring Hill operates a 15-acre farm in Clarendon, VT where the rescued horses and other animals undergo rehabilitation and training. The ultimate goal is to adopt out all animals, however, in cases in which it is not in the animals best interest to be adopted out, they are allowed to live out their lives at the farm.
Springfield Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail
, VT 05156
Fax (802) 885-1346
The SHS is a small, progressive animal welfare organization working out of Springfield, Vermont. We
operate a small Shelter handling dogs, cats, rabbits and other small companion animals numbering 350-400
a year. Animals are only euthanized if a veterinarian deems them too ill to humanely save or if their
behavior would be a hazard to the community.
We strive to solve problems before animals have to end up at the Shelter, using creative solutions to
individual and area wide problems.
VT-CAN! 19A Bailey Meadows Road
, VT 05602
VT-CAN! is a stationary high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic located in Middlesex, VT offering low cost spay/neuter for people who CANNOT afford to go to a full service veterinarian because of income or because they have numerous animals.
VT-CAN! wants to help people have their animals spayed or neutered. VT-CAN! believes that we can end pet overpopulation in our state!
Windham County Humane Society PO Box 397
, VT 05302
Fax 802-254-3680 call first
WCHS helps lost, stray or abandoned pets by giving them a second chance at a healthy, happy life. All animals who come to the shelter receive the best of care, including full medical exam and vaccinations against disease. And because we are committed to reducing the number of unwanted animals in Windham County, we also work with local veterinarians to have all new arrivals spayed or neutered. No animal coming through our doors is ever given a time limit. We give each pet the opportunity to wait for the right family to arrive.