Who We Are
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 800 animals (dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and more) and work to care for and responsibly place them in loving 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 fleet 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.
Every item you purchase here directly benefits our sheltering and adoption services, humane cruelty and intervention program, educational offerings, and, of course, the animals awaiting new homes!
For more information and to see our currently-available pets, please visit our website. Thanks for visiting!