On April 15, 2020

Humane societies update their adoption, sheltering procedures

Rutland County Humane Society

RCHS and COVID-19: In light of the recent and ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) will implement new procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, adopters, supporters and the public. Beginning immediately new policies are in place.  Appointments will need to be made to adopt or visit an animal or to surrender an owned animal. Please call if you are bringing in a stray animal. We are currently not accepting donations of items to the shelter. We have been, and will continue to, use the appropriate cleaning guidelines so our staff can safely care for the animals at RCHS and themselves. Please call us or email with any questions.  We appreciate your support and understanding.

Rutland County Humane Society is located at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. For more information call  (802) 483-6700 or visit rchsvt.org.


Springfield Humane Society

Due to the order of the governor, Springfield Humane Society will be ceasing adoptions at this time, until further notice. We will have staff at the shelter daily to care for the few animals we currently have in house! Below are some new policies in place.

Surrenders will be taken ONLY in emergency situations, to be determined by management.

Stray/found DOGS will be taken into the shelter, if from areas we assist.

Stray cats will only be taken into the shelter in emergency cases or for medical issues.

All stray cats that are healthy and not in immediate danger, will stay where they are, for now as most stray cats are owned pets that have just wandered and will return home. SHS will supply food and other supplies to care for any stray cats that do not return home.

If you are in need of dog food, please call the shelter to schedule a pick up! We will give food for cats and dogs, for families in need in the towns we serve.

Always, call 802-885-3997 before coming to the shelter for assistance. Springfield Humane Society is located at 401 Skitchewaug Trail in Springfield. For more information visit spfldhumane.org.


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