Holiday Pet Food Drive @ Brattleboro Savings & Loan
to Dec 15

Holiday Pet Food Drive @ Brattleboro Savings & Loan

Join Brattleboro Savings & Loan during the week of December 10-15 for a holiday pet food drive in support of Windham County Humane Society's Pet Food Pantry.

Help feed hungry pets in our community this holiday season by dropping off a donation of wet or dry cat or dog food at BS&L’s Main St. or Putney Rd. branches in Brattleboro.

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WCHS Volunteer Open House
6:00 PM18:00

WCHS Volunteer Open House

WCHS volunteers are a very important part of our team. We are having an open house for anyone looking to start their journey as a WCHS volunteer and learn more information! 

Please email as space is limited! 

Volunteers help our staff provide loving care to our animals by performing a wide range of tasks – everything from sweeping & mopping to keep the shelter clean, helping to feed and socialize pets and to help support our fundraising events. As a WCHS volunteer, you will make a real difference for our shelter pets. And what could be more fun than spending a few hours with some wonderful animals?

Fill out your application ahead of time here:

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Wags to Riches
11:30 AM11:30

Wags to Riches


Sunday, May 20th, from 11:30am-2:30pm at the School for International Training 

This year, Wags to Riches was transformed into a sumptuous Sunday brunch event.  Guests sipped on meow-mosas and bid on fabulous items in our live and silent auctions, all while enjoying the amazing view at our host venue, the School for International Training! Live music was provided by Hipfunk Associates.  Catering was provided by The Porch.  The event was photographed by Kelly Fletcher Photography.  Photos will be up soon! 



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Our thanks to all of our 2018 Wags to Riches Sponsors: the Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro Auto Mall, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Dr. John C. Duff, DMI Paving, Howard Printing, GPI Construction, New England Log Home Servicesthe Richards GroupTito's VodkaTracy J. Sloan, CPA, White Rose Pet Memorial Services, and the Windham Foundation. We thank them all for their support!

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We thank the businesses and individuals that have donated so generously to our auction thus far, including:

Ace Tickets/ Presidio
Bennington Museum
Big Beards Adventure Tours
Biz Dana
Boston Red Sox
Brattleboro Fire Dept.
Brattleboro Police Dept.
Bre Bagsby
Brown and Roberts
Burrows Specialized Sports
Burton Car Wash
Cabot Cheese
Carol Loeb
Catamount Carpet Cleaning, Inc.
Catherine Nunn
Chesterfield Inn
Common Cents Pub
Cotton Design
Duo Restaurant
Enright and Company
Flatter Me Salon
Folly Restaurant
Golden Bead
Grafton Cheese
Grand Summit Hotel
Greater Rock Fitness
Greg Lesch
Gringo Jack's
Gunas New York
Hermit Thrush
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brattleboro
Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston
Jackie Abrams
Jeff Woodward Photography
Jenny Hinton
Joan Starkman
John Duff, O.D.
John Kyle
John Wilcox
Julie Berry
Julie Hamilton
Karen Davis
Kathy Cutler
Keene Auto Body Inc.
Lady Moon Healing Hands
Landmark Trust
Maple Valley Physical Therapy
Marianne Monoc
Mary Buonanno
Missi Duff
Montshire Museum of Science
Peggy Farabaugh
Rawsonville Marketplace
Renaissance Fine Jewelry
Sam Garfield Logging
Scott Farm
Sean Henry
Southern VT Woodworx
Southwest Airlines
St. Croix Ultimate Blue Water Adventures
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
Stratton Mountain
Suzann and Jeff Jones
The Buccaneer
The Enchanted World
The One Cat
The Porch, Too
The Shields Group
The Yellow Barn
Two Roads Brewing
Valerie Barry
Vermont Bowl Company
Vermont Country Deli
Vermont Country Store
Vermont Lake Monsters
Vermont Woods Studios
Wachusett Mountain
Wheel of Fortune



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Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Orientation

WCHS volunteers are a very important part of our team.  They help our staff provide loving care to our animals by performing a wide range of tasks - everything from helping feed and socialize pets to fostering to supporting our fundraising events.  We are especially in need of fosters who can help provide short-term care for animals that need a little more individualized care or that are difficult to place.  

As a WCHS volunteer, you will make a real difference for our shelter pets. And what could be more fun than spending time with some wonderful critters?

On Monday, May 7th, we are hosting a volunteer orientation at the shelter. The session begins at 6PM.  If you are interesting in becoming a hero to homeless pets, we'd love to see you at our training.  To sign up, please email  You can fill out your volunteer application ahead of time by clicking on this link.

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Feline Antics Explained!
6:00 PM18:00

Feline Antics Explained!

Why does your cat lash its tail?  What does it mean when a cat purrs?  Why does your cat knock things off the counter?  How does a cat know exactly what paragraph of the newspaper you're reading so that he can sit on it and block your view? 

Are you interested in cat behavior?  Have you ever wanted to know exactly what your cat is trying to tell you?! 

Our Feline Specialist, Jessalyn, will help you to decode and decipher feline body language and the basics of cat behavior.   *Please note that this session is educational and cannot address individual behavioral issues in cats.

The class is open to the public.  Free to WCHS adopters & volunteers.  $10 suggested donation for members of the public.

We hope you can join us!  To reserve your seat, please email


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2018 Brattleboro Rabies Vaccination and Micro-Chip Clinic
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Brattleboro Rabies Vaccination and Micro-Chip Clinic

Rabies Vaccination and Micro-Chip Clinic

10am to 1pm
Location: West Brattleboro Fire Station

Open to Canines, Felines and NOW Ferrets from Everywhere!

$10.00 Rabies Vaccination
$20.00 Micro-Chipping
Dogs must be on leashes
Cats and Ferrets must be in carriers

Dog Licensing for Brattleboro dogs will be available on site.
For further information contact:
Brattleboro Animal Control @ 802-257-7950

Proceeds Benefit: The Brattleboro Police Association and Windham County Humane Society

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9:00 AM09:00

Valentine's Day Puppy-grams

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Never quite sure what to get for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? 
Looking to find a new and creative way to say “I love you”? 
Let a puppy from the Windham County Humane Society say it for you!

Introducing Valentine Puppy-grams!  

On February 14, a representative from WCHS, assisted by a furry bundle of love, will deliver Lake Champlain chocolates and a personalized card to surprise your special someone.  You let us know when and where to make the “delivery” and we’ll take care of the rest!

Puppies will be wearing little delivery backpacks, which are perfect for carrying engagement rings (hint, hint)!  Puppies can stay and visit with recipients for up to 30 minutes.

Puppy-grams cost $50 (puppy breath included free of charge).  Deliveries can be made to homes or offices in Brattleboro, Vernon, Putney, Newfane, Dummerston, or Guilford. 

Spots are limited, so sign up now via
or call us at 802-254-2232.



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1:00 PM13:00

Vermont Humane Lobby Day


Do you care about animals and the passage of laws to protect them from abuse? Then join us for Humane Lobby Day on Tuesday, February 13th, the biggest day of the year for animals in Vermont!

Sponsored by the Humane Society of the Unites States and the Vermont Humane Federation, this event is the one day when animal advocates band together to speak with legislators about strengthening animal cruelty laws and policies and supporting the critical work of local humane societies and rescues that serve our communities. This year our priority bills include legislation to end wildlife hunting competitions, prohibit breed-specific dog bans, improve shelter standards for livestock, and require the use of non-animal testing methods for consumer products. Humane Lobby Day is your chance to show how much animals mean to you and to advocate for laws that will improve their lives.

RSVP today to make big changes for animals in your state!  Last day to register is February 9th. 

Just Click Here to Register

Tuesday, February 13
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pavilion Auditorium
109 State St., Montpelier, VT 05609

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6:00 PM18:00

Building Better Relationships Between People & Their Dogs

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WCHS has partnered with local Dog Trainer Noel Hoffmann to offer a once a month
Educational Hour to address common behavioral issues that many dog owners
encounter. Through a better understanding of dogs as a species, we can
better understand their behavior. Our goal at WCHS is to find homes for dogs
who need them and then to keep them there.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are:
- How Dogs Experience the world.
- The Fundamental needs of dogs.
- The Importance of Socialization and Training.
- The Special needs of rescue dogs.
- Common Behavioral issues. What is normal and what is not.
- Dogs and the Law, Responsibilities and Consequences.
Noel Hoffmann has multiple certifications and has been training dogs for over
twenty years. She lives in Westminster, VT

*This hour is educational and cannot address individual, behavioral issues in

Class is free for WCHS adopters and volunteers.  Open to the general public for a $10 fee per person.  Pre-registration not required.

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