Central Vermont Humane Society serves Washington and Orange counties, and rescues over 1000 dogs, cats and small furry pets (like rabbits) every year. CVHS offers dog training classes, community clinics for low-cost rabies vaccinations and microchips, and education to pet guardians. Their mission is to protect and advocate for companion animals in need, work to build a humane community that promotes compassion, and seeks to strengthen the human-animal bond. CVHS strives to exemplify the core values of respect for life and to meet or exceed the best standards of practice for shelter care and operations. They are guided by the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare and the Eight Tenets of Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering.