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Fabulous Feline Foto Contest
Join us for Bark and Brew 2023 Thursday evenings August 10 through September 14! For a $20 donation, you can enjoy locally made beverages and snacks while your canine companion plays in our dog yard. Stay tuned for this year's featured breweries!
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.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2023: Animal Welfare Laws & How to Help Animals in Your Community
Location: Humane Society of Chittenden County
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. Click here to register!
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.
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! (View the presentation HERE and watch the recording HERE!)
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!
Save the date for our Black Tie and Tails Benefit on June 9, 2023 at Hula!
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!
Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED