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The homeless dogs and cats at FCHS truly appreciate your support! Thank you to everyone who has donated items!

Donate to "Pets for Vets" (Veterans) or "Seniors for Seniors" Campaign

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    Thursday, Sep 18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


    Franklin County Humane Society
    30 Sunset Meadow
    St. Albans, VT 05478

    (802) 524-9650
    fax: (802) 527-2450
    Open Tues-Sat 11am-4pm
    Closed Sundays & Mondays

    Donation for a Quote

    "Donation for Quote" program. Every time someone gets an auto or home insurance quote only (not a policy), we will donate $10 per quote. It's a fundraiser to raise money for FCHS without people having to pay out of their own pockets. Contact me for your free Quote: and my mobile number is 802-881-1345.

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    Our Mission

    Franklin County Humane Society promotes the health, welfare and humane treatment of animals in Northwestern Vermont by providing temporary shelter for them with the ultimate goal of finding them good, permanent homes within the community.

    Our History

    FCHS was originally established in 1964 by several area residents who wanted to help the growing numbers of abused animals in their community. Over the next 32 years the shelter would move from Castle Farm in Fairfield to the old Yandow Farm in Saint Albans, an old house on Woods Hill Road in Swanton, an old barn on Parsons Avenue in Saint Albans Town, and then the Air Force Base on Bellevue Hill in Saint Albans. It wasn’t until 1996 when the shelter made its way to its current location at 30 Sunset Meadow in Saint Albans City. The 3500 square foot building was intended to comfortably house approximately 23 dogs and 30 cats; numbers which more often than not are exceeded.

    Franklin County Humane Society has grown from a totally volunteer effort by a small group of concerned residents to an incorporated 501 ©3 non-profit organization that is privately owned and receives no government funding. The future of FCHS depends totally on caring, generous individuals to ensure its ability to shelter these animals until they can find their rightly deserved loving permanent homes.


    FCHS Board of Directors

    Adam Fitzgerald
    Vice President:
    Michael Wasco
    Bob Cole
    Virginia Holiman
    Sara Monell, Jean Koegler,Dorothy Hilliker



    Shelter Director:
    Rusty Posner Ext. 12
    Ext. 11
    Front Desk & Cats:
    Linda Corwell Ext. 10
    Animal Care:
    Jennifer Hilliker, Mike Scott,
    Karla White, & Rose Barber