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Operation Changes During COVID-19

Due to the progression of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Franklin County Animal Rescue (FCAR) will be adhering to the CDC and health department recommendations for your protection as well as our staff and pets. We thank you for your patience and support during this time.

*All operating procedures are subject to change. Please stay up to date by following our website or our facebook account.   

Last updated: June 30, 2021


We are currently open during our normal public hours. We do ask if guests are not  fully vaccinated to wear their mask in our building. If you are stopping by to adopt we ask you to email to start the adoption process to insure that when you fall in love you are able to bring that new family member home with you the day of you visit.

April 23, 2021

If interest in adoptions:

      We are asking people to view our petfinder website for available pets. We have applications on our website for adoption. Please complete an application and email it to If you are interested in a kitten also please email a completed application to the listed email. 

An FCAR staff member will verify your application and email you back when you have been approved to schedule a time for you to come into the shelter. 

 Our goal is to have the appointment scheduled once an adopter in paired with an animal so that they can spend the appointment getting to know each other and seeing if there is a connection. 

 FCAR continues to provide an essential service to the community by intaking pets in need and finding adoptive homes. We ask if a community member is in need of surrendering please email In order to continue operations, we must reduce the potential spread of the virus by taking extra precautions.

Our website is updated as frequently as possible

  • All staff members will be wearing appropriate face or mask coverings and maintaining a 6 foot social distance while interacting with our visitors and the public.

  • All visitors entering we ask to be wearing appropriate face or mask coverings while maintaining at least a 6 foot social distance.

  • We may only host one group (maximum of 4 people) guests at a time. If our lobby currently has a group present our staff will capture the customer’s name and vehicle information and then direct them to their vehicle to sit in comfortably or the customer may wait outside to be allowed admittance to the facility. If a customer chooses to wait in their vehicle, a team member will retrieve them when allowed to.

  • Due to this we do ask that visitors keep in a mind a 30-45 minute window of time to be in the shelter.  

 Contact or 802-524-9650 for additional questions or information. Please keep in mind we are experiencing higher than usual communications so please use patience.


We will continue to accept physical donations and monetary donations.

  • Please drop off all physical donations from our Wish List in the white bin located right inside of our first door.

  • As a no-kill animal shelter, we do not receive any state or federal tax dollars, or funding from any national animal organizations. We are a local non-profit and rely solely on the donations from individuals, grants and companies who share our mission to support the needs of homeless animals.

Contact or 802-524-9650 for additional information.


Our Foster program is always accepting new foster parents!

We have a online application that can be found on our website for people interested in providing the wonderful gift of a temporary home to an animal in need. 

Contact or 802-524-9650 for additional information.


FCAR will continue to assist our local community, including pet owners and local partner shelters.

  • For pet surrenders, please complete the online Surrender Application. Our Compassion Counselors will contact you within 24-48 hours after the application is submitted. Surrender appointments will be made with an approved application.

  • Since FCAR does not euthanize for space we do ask people looking to place their animal to allow us time to be able to have time to prepare for your animal.  

  • Extra precaution are taken upon intake during this time and a surrender donation is very much appreciated to help with this cost.

  • Please ask our staff for alternatives to surrender, we are here to help the animals in our community anyway possible.  

Contact or 802-524-9650 for additional information.

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