support animals in need this giving tuesday!
HSCC is once again participating in Giving Tuesday - a global day of generosity - and we're calling on you to unleash your generosity!
Here's how you can help:
- Mark your calendar. Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020. Keep an eye on our social media for more details and feel-good posts.
- Donate. More than 1,000+ cats, dogs, and small animals come through HSCC's doors each year. Some of these animals spend extra time with us while they receive medical care or behavioral training before they're ready to find their new families. You can learn more about one of these special dogs currently in our care and make your donation here.
- Spread the word! Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to join you in supporting HSCC this Giving Tuesday. Share on social media what HSCC means to you or create your own Facebook fundraiser.
Thank you to all who have supported HSCC in this very challenging year. We can't wait to celebrate Giving Tuesday with YOU!
HSCC's Annual meeting 2020
october 13, 2020
Due to the pandemic and ongoing public health concerns regarding large gatherings, HSCC’s Annual Meeting will not be open to the public this year. On November 19th, we will hold the business portion of the Annual Meeting only, in which our Board of Directors will be conducting any annual business needing attention such as bylaw revisions and adoption. As always, feel free to reach out to us via phone or email with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021!
share your pet photos for a good cause during #snelovespets month!
october 1, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that HSCC has once again been chosen as a beneficiary of Subaru of New England’s annual SNE Loves Pets event! This fundraiser couldn’t be easier to support: All October long, post a picture of your pet(s) on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) using the hashtag #SNELovesPets, and Subaru of New England will donate $5 (up to $60,000 total) to twelve New England non-profit animal organizations (including HSCC) who are all dedicated to animal health, safety, and happiness. Put that camera roll full of pet pics to great use and start sharing today!
hscc's 26th annual walk for the animals & 5k doggie fun run goes *virtual* for 2020!
The Annual Walk for the Animals & 5K Doggie Fun Run is HSCC's largest fundraising event and typically welcomes a crowd of over 300 people & their dogs. With the event relocating to Burlington’s Waterfront Park this year, we expected even greater turnout. However, the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Walk as originally planned and, with the safety of event participants, staff, volunteers, and the greater community in mind, HSCC created a new Virtual version for 2020!
This year's virtual event officially takes place on Sunday, October 4th but participants can enjoy their 1 mile walk or 5K "fun run" any time in the week prior, from anywhere they like (neighborhood, favorite park, etc.)! All proceeds still support HSCC's many community programs & services and help us care for & rehome animals in need. Fundraisers are essential in making this event a success and all who raise $100 or more will receive a one-of-a-kind event t-shirt & doggie bandana for their hard work! To connect on race day, participants are encouraged to share their event photos on social media by using the hashtag #HSCCVirtual.
Top Individual Fundraiser: Apple Watch Series 5!
Top Team Fundraiser: 20 Scenic Narrated Cruise tickets on the Spirit of Ethan Allen for the 2021 cruising season!
A number of local businesses have made this event possible, including our presenting sponsor FoodScience Corporation. We thank our community for their support!
Introducing WAGS TO WISHES: a Collaboration between the Humane Society of Chittenden County & Make-A-Wish Vermont!
August 1, 2020
HSCC is teaming up with Make-A-Wish Vermont to bring you a unique fundraiser featuring cute kids & their beloved pets: the Wags to Wishes photo contest! With the pandemic forcing the cancellation or postponement of numerous key fundraising events for both organizations, we turned to each other and got creative. Wags to Wishes celebrates the amazing bond between kids & pets while helping to grant wishes and support the animals (and their people) of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties!
It’s FREE to enter your own cutest kid/pet photo and just $1 per vote to support your favorite(s). There are some amazing prizes up for grabs, including the grand-prize of a professional pet photoshoot with HSCC's amazing photographer Mountain Dog Photography!
Visit www.wagstowishesvt.com for full contest details and to join in the fun today - contest ends August 31st!
a statement from hscc
June 3, 2020
The Humane Society of Chittenden County stands united against racism and injustice. We believe in and value the strength that diversity brings to our community. We believe in treating all people as we treat all animals - with compassion, empathy, and respect.
We strive to improve our understanding and better ourselves to stem the tide of systemic inequity and to advance a more inclusive society.
We welcome everyone into our HSCC family. We are always stronger together.
-The HSCC Team
free resource: Pet Preparedness Kit
April 6, 2020
Being prepared for an emergency, hospitalization, natural disaster, or other unexpected event is crucial to keeping your beloved pets safe, healthy, and in your care. Download or print the Pet Preparedness Kit Checklist to help you gather necessary items and Pet Boarding Instructions Form in case you need to temporarily board your animals at a facility or with a loved one. These steps can lessen the chance of your pet(s) being injured, lost, or worse.
Visit https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/emergencies/index.html for further details on making an emergency plan for your pets.
Thank you to all who participated and helped raise $5,975! We can't wait for Candid Canines 2021!
Thank you to all who participated and helped raise $10,162! We can't wait for Fabulous Feline 2021!
Thanks so much to all who participated in our first-ever Virtual Walk & 5K and helped us raise $41,628! We're so appreciative of your support during these unprecedented times.
We are already planning ahead for the 27th Annual Walk for the Animals & 5K Doggie Fun Run in 2021! Stay tuned for more info in the upcoming months.
Thank you to our fabulous participating breweries and all who joined us both virtually & in-person for this very unique edition of Bark & Brew! We look forward to seeing you next August for Bark & Brew 2021!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 5:30 - 7:00 PM EST: DOG COMMUNICATION & SAFETY WITH GOLD STAR DOG TRAINING
Join us virtually for our last Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series event of the year! Our friends at Gold Star Dog Training, LLC are returning to present their popular "Dog Communication & Safety" workshop, which will be taking place via Zoom (link coming shortly). No registration is required and this event is FREE - all are welcome to attend and learn more about our canine companions! Follow the Facebook event page for updates and please email Erin Alamed at email@example.com if you have any question.
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!
Please visit the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series page for more info & updates!
Thank you all for coming to Purrrses for Paws 2020! Until next year!
Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
Please note that our facility remains closed to walk-in visitors and adoptions are available by appointment only. Visit the Pet Adoption page for more details and to schedule a time with an adoption counselor.
October 6, 2020