About the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series
Helyn Kerr was a powerful force in promoting the humane treatment of animals and served on our volunteer Board from 2006 – 2014, and the Board Chair from 2012-2014. Sadly, Helyn
passed away in August 2016 and we renamed our Best Friends University the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series in her honor. Helyn’s life &
work epitomized all that HSCC's humane education programs bring to others and her legacy of animal advocacy lives on through this free community series. Helyn & her husband David's two
beautiful HSCC alums, Jackson & Carly, are the inspiration for the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series logo. The logo is based upon a photo originally taken by HSCC's official
photographer, Kelly Schulze of Mountain Dog Photgraphy.
The Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series offers free seminars on various humane education topics that are geared towards anyone interested in knowing more about their companion animals. Past seminars have focused on how dogs think and perceive the world, the latest in feline nutrition, our work in humane investigations, Vermont's animal cruelty laws, first aid for pets, and much more!
November 21st, 2022: Heart Wildlife: Wildlife Proofing Your Home!
Join HEART Wildlife Removal (Humane Eviction And Removal Team) and learn about how to live humanely with wildlife, how to help wildlife when they are in need and prevent them from moving into your home. We'll cover common topics, such as living humanly with black bear, how to know if a wildling needs to be rescued, resources for when finding a bat in your home and how to prevent wildlife from taking advantage of common areas of your home.
September 30th, 2022: THINK DOG! Humane Education Seminar
Once you can get inside the mind of your dog, communication will become easier, teaching will be super fun, and your overall relationship will blossom. Whether you are struggling with a quirky canine or have a near-perfect pooch, learning how to "Think Dog" will benefit you and all the dogs you know. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please complete the form below! This seminar is free and open to all.
Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED