Caledonia Animal Rescue PO Box 4064 St. Johnsbury VT 05819 802-592-5265
Elizabeth Brown Humane Society PO Box 6 St. Johnsbury VT 05819 802-748-4281
Green Mtn Pug Rescue 14 Pine Ridge Circle Lyndon VT 05851 802-626-8280
Kingdom Animal Shelter 1664 Memorial Drive St. Johnsbury VT 05819 802-741-7387
Little Cheetah Cat Rescue PO Box 1008 Hardwick VT 05843 802-472-8628
Lyndonville Animal Control 6603 Memorial Drive Lyndon VT 05851 802-626-7297
Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary PO Box 38 East Burke VT 05832 802-626-4039
Saint Johnsbury Animal Shelter 1664 Memorial Drive St. Johnsbury VT 05819 802-751-8007
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.