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Rutland County Humane Society seeks new location, land to shelter pets


The Rutland County Humane Society’s (RCHS) current building’s systems are failing, it’s run out of room and its ability to provide the animals with a healthy environment where they can thrive is diminished, according to a news release March 25.

“We owe it to the animals, and our community, to ensure they have an improved temporary home until they meet their forever families,” stated Beth Saradarian, RCHS executive director. “Our agency opened its current shelter on Stevens Road in Pittsford in 1967 and it has served us well over the years but it’s time to look to the future.”

For the past year and a half, the RCHS board of directors and RCHS leadership have been in the planning phase to build a new shelter and home for RCHS. In fact, the organization had a purchase and sale agreement in place for property in Rutland Town, but it didn’t come to fruition.

“We are again looking for property in Rutland County for a new home for the animals,” Saradarian said. “We are looking for a piece of land of approximately 5-10 acres centrally located in the county so we can better serve our community. Access to a major road is preferable and property with electricity and access to public water and sewer is ideal, although not a requirement.”

Anyone with ideas or suggestions is encouraged to reach out to Beth Saradarian, at: shelterbeth@rchsvt.org or 802-483-6700 ext. 211.

“Together we can find the perfect spot for our animals and our community,” she said.

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