Humane Heroes 2024: Now accepting applications!
We still have spots available for our Humane Heroes Workshops! Humane Heroes is a half-day program for students ages 9-10 who love animals and want to learn more about animal welfare, pet enrichment, animal health & behavior needs, and more. The 2024 Humane Heroes Workshop will be held during spring break (Monday, April 22nd - Friday, April 26th).
Click below to learn more and submit your application today!
Newsletters & Reports
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 5th annual Fabulous Feline Foto Contest - check out our winners below!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Bark & Brew 2023! We can't wait to see you all next August for Bark & Brew 2024 - stay tuned for updates!
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.
Stay tuned for updates!
Sunday, May 21st, 2023: Kitten Season 101 - Bottle Babies & Beyond!
View the presentation HERE!
In this seminar, you’ll learn all there is to know about kitten season and neonatal kitten care. Our kitten experts will teach you how to identify kittens in need of help, what to do when you bring them home, common health issues and how to treat them, and more. We’ll also feature a hands-on demonstration with teeny tiny baby kittens, so you can learn how to handle them and bottle feed with confidence! Whether you’re a seasoned foster parent or just a cat-loving community member, this seminar will give you all the tools you need to help kittens in your community.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2023: Animal Welfare Laws & How to Help Animals in Your Community
In this lecture, you will learn about laws pertaining to animal welfare in Vermont, as well as proactive and reactive methods to approach animal cruelty, neglect, and hoarding. We will cover what agencies are involved in these cases, including special concerns for livestock animals and wildlife. Finally, we will go over how you can get involved with your local DART teams and other hands-on approaches.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2023: Woof! Dog Communication in the Human World with Deb Helfrich
Is a yawn always just a yawn? Why does a dog shake off even when it’s not wet? Can a growl actually be a good thing? Is a tail wag always a friendly invitation? This fun, informative multimedia presentation will demystify dog communication, reveal some common dog-human misunderstandings, and explore how dogs and humans relate to and work with, each other.
Monday, 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.
Friday, September 30th, 2022: THINK DOG!
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.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2022: "HEART Wildlife: Wildlife Proofing Your Home!"
Watch the recording HERE!
Are squirrels, raccoons, birds, and other wild animals winding up where they are not welcome? Learn how to humanely wildlife-proof your home or business from the kindhearted pros at HEART Wildlife Removal!
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021: "Kids & Dogs: Best Friends?"
Watch the recording HERE!
Explore the relationship between two of our most beloved family members and learn how they can coexist happily and safely. Teaching kiddos how to respect a dog's space and care for them goes a long way in strengthening their bond, and can even help keep pets with their families. If you're looking to add a dog or child to your household, this just may be the perfect event for you!
Wednesday, July 14th, 2020: "Animal Transports: Behind the Scenes!"
Learn all about what goes into an animal transport, what HSCC does to ensure responsible medical protocols, why they are important to both the local community & those where the animals are coming from, and how transport saves more lives!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our inaugural Black Tie and Tails Benefit on June 9, 2023! Thanks to our generous supporters, we raised record-breaking donations that directly benefit the Humane Society of Chittenden County's vital programs and services. Stay tuned for details about next year's event!
After 2 weeks of furriendly competition, 54 photos submitted, 5,457 votes cast, and a true "foto finish" in the last few moments, a total of $6,807 was raised in our 3rd Annual Fabulous Feline Foto Contest! Thank you to all who entered and voted - we can't wait for next year!
Tuesday - Friday: 1PM - 5PM
Saturday: 10AM - 4PM
Sunday & Monday: Closed