Pet Care Assistance Program/Wellness Clinics

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The Windham County Humane Society’s Pet Care Assistance Program (PCA) is designed to help Windham County residents who are struggling to provide adequate care for their companion animals. It is our goal to keep pets in their homes whenever possible.

To qualify for the WCHS Pet Care Assistance Program, one must:

  • Provide proof of Windham County residency

  • Provide proof of limited or fixed income (SSI / Disability / pay stub)

  • Agree to work with WCHS to have all family pets spayed or neutered

  • Agree not to acquire any more pets while receiving assistance

  • Agree to inform WCHS if financial status changes such that assistance is no longer needed

To apply, please use our Pet Care Assistance Application Form.

Once approved, participants are invited to visit WCHS once per month during normal business hours to pick up food and/or other supplies for their pets.

Our hours are: 
Wed – Sun: 12:00 – 5:00pm.
Mon & Tues: Closed to the public, no pet assistance on these days.

For qualifying participants, Pet Care Assistance offers:

Wellness Clinics:

Held each month at our Brattleboro shelter and in Wilmington; clinic days fluctuate, so please check our online calendar or call the shelter.  Rabies, distemper, exams, microchips, and other vaccinations available. To apply for your pet(s) to be seen at one of our Wellness Clinics, please fill out our Wellness Clinic Application. *Please note that to access Welness Clinic services, you must already be receiving Pet Care Assistance.

Pet Food Assistance:

Thanks to the generous support of our community, bags of dry dog and cat food are available to supplement the food you are able to provide on your own. Our supply changes from month to month, based on the donations we receive. We recommend calling ahead to ensure we have what you need before you make the trip.  PCA Participants can come in for food once per month.

Basic Preventative Care:

Flea/tick treatments, wormer and non-prescription items are available on a sliding scale based on need.

Please feel free to call (802) 254-2232 or email with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your interest in the WCHS Pet Care Assistance Program!






How to Apply

To apply for our Pet Care Assistance Program, use our Online Application. If you have questions, contact us at  (802) 254-2232 or email us at