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Check out our 2014 Annual Report!

Adoption Center Hours:

Sunday and Monday CLOSED
Tuesday through Friday
1:00pm – 6:00pm
10:00am – 4:00pm


When Can I Leave a Donation?

Thank you for thinking of our animals in donating to us! When our adoption center is closed, donations may be left outside of our front doors. Staff does retrieve donations left outside on a daily basis. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please bring your donation when our adoption center is open and staff is available to assist you (see hours above). For a list of items that we're in need of, see our wishlist. Thanks again!

*We're often asked why we're closed for the first half of the day. With an average of 100 animals in our care on any given day, we use the first half of each day to clean, feed, and care for the dogs, cats, and small animals in our facility. We devote Sundays and Mondays to full facility cleanings, special projects, and additional efforts to work with our residents.

Who We Arehscc-front-door

HSCC is a private and independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving both Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties whose mission is to foster compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent animal suffering. We're funded solely by the generous contributions of local businesses, foundations, and individuals just like you! 

We receive no local, state, or federal funding for the services we provide. We are registered, inspected, and authorized annually to operate as an animal shelter by the State of Vermont. 

Each year we take in roughly 750 - 1,000 animals (dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and more) and work to care for and responsibly place them in loving forever homes.

As a "controlled-admission" shelter we accept, by appointment, animals brought to us regardless of health, age, or behavioral issues. Our staff includes a management team of well-qualified supervisors and an extraordinary animal care and adoption staff--as well as the most dedicated bunch of volunteers one could ask for--who work daily to care for our population and to treat and rehabilitate those animals with conditions and problems that may pose challenges to finding new homes. We’re proud of our successes and aim each day to make the right match for every animal--and every potential adopter --in our care. 

To view the HSCC 2014 Animal Statistics, click here. Made possible by a grant from Maddie's Fund.

For more information about our operational philosophies--and the how's and why's of what we do--check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or be in touch directly !  

Thanks for visiting our site--and for your interest in HSCC ... where best friends meet!


Adoption Center Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday: 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday & Monday: Closed

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