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Vermont Humane Societies &

Animal Shelters

Addison County


Bennington County


Caledonia County

St. Johnsbury

Chittenden County

South Burlington

Lamoille County


Orleans & Essex Counties

Rutland County


Washington and Orange Counties

East Montpelier

Windham County


Windsor County

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society (West Windsor) 


Springfield Humane Society (Springfield) 

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Animal Control Officers

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Report Animal Cruelty

In the state of Vermont, there are laws in place to protect all animals. Title 13 outlines these important laws, and it’s best to understand what you are reporting to the proper authority.

Our shelter does not conduct investigations of reported cruelty, and the information on this page will help guide you to the appropriate reporting site or contact person. In many cases, if an Animal Control Officer or local police department is not listed, please contact the Vermont State Police directly at (802) 524-5993.

The Franklin County Animal Rescue’s pet food pantry program temporarily assists Franklin County residents who are having difficulty meeting the nutritional needs of their dog or cat due to financial burden.

With small assistance a pet owner can often find a way to keep their pet in their home. Due to funds are limited the program should supplement your monthly supply of pet food and not be the sole source of food for your pet. You should expect to purchase food for your pet in addition to receiving the program food to meet your full nutritional needs.

Membership Terms

  • Applicants must provide proof of residency in Franklin County Vermont

  • Photo ID is required when food is picking up each time

  • Food for the program is donated to Franklin County animal rescue by generosity of our community partners therefore we cannot guarantee that food will always be available.

  • Only one person for household may apply for services.

  • Only one pick up per month is allowed per membership.

  • The recipient cannot acquire more animals in the household while participating in the program and will not be allowed to adopt from FCAR. Food will only be provided for up to five animals. 

  • Pets must have been in the home for longer than six months to be eligible

  • All animals in the household must have current rabies vaccination certificates to be presented to FCAR .

  • All animals in the household must be spayed/neutered or have an appointment to be such before the second visit (Proof of appointment will be asked to be presented)                

  • This program is intended to be provided temporarily supplemental assistance for up to six months initially. You may reapply in six months if your circumstances has not changed.

  • Pickup will only be on appointment. Members agree to keep contact information up to date. FCAR has the right to change pickup process at anytime.  

  • Membership may be revoked at the discretion of FCAR, we reserve the right to change the terms of this program without prior notice to participants 

Pet Food Pantry

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