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In 1887, a group of animal lovers in Windham County formed The Brattleboro Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In 1968, as a non-profit organization, it was renamed Windham County Humane Society. A dedicated group of volunteers raised money to build the current facility, which opened in 2000.
Windham County Humane Society strives to ensure the safety and well-being of animals. They enhance the relationship between individuals and pets through adoption, education, advocacy, compassion, and promotion of animal welfare.
The shelter loves volunteers and foster families. Volunteers help staff provide loving care to the animals by performing a wide range of tasks, everything from feeding and socialize animals to helping supporting fundraising events. As a volunteer, you'll make a real difference in the daily life of these shelter animals. And what could be more fun than spending a few hours with some wonderful animals?
Windham County Humane Society is often in need of a temporary or foster home for an animal for various reasons. Maybe the shelter is full and they need to temporarily house animals until space opens up, or maybe an animal needs a little extra TLC before going up for adoption.
Adopting a pet from Windham County Humane Society today can dramatically change the life of the lucky dog or cat. As the shelter's space is limited and the abandonment rate keeps growing, adoption is the best way to help change the world four paws at a time. You just need to follow a few straightforward steps:
Adoption fees at Windham County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee supports the important work done by Windham County Humane Society.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.