Pets in crisis

MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s humane society, deals with pets of all kinds, and pets in all kinds of circumstances. The Middlebury agency has developed a program called “Pets in Crisis” to provide short-term boarding and free basic medical care for companion animals of people facing temporary homelessness.

Through this program, Homeward Bound assists owners by enrolling their pets for two weeks (or more as negotiated) while they focus on their personal needs and regain stability. In most cases, when the time of crisis or emergency settles, the pets are reunited with their owners. However, if the owner determines that they are unable to reclaim their pet, Homeward Bound will accept their pet into the shelter for re-homing and adoption.

To qualify for this Pets in Crisis program, pet owners must be working with a social service agency and their case manager must contact Homeward Bound to initiate enrollment in the program. All services provided through this program are confidential.

For more general information about the our Pets In Crisis Program, please call (802) 388- 1100 and ask to speak with Homeward Bound Executive Director Jessica Danyow. If you are a direct service provider and looking to enroll a pet in the program, ask to speak with the organization’s shelter manager.


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Addison County Independent

58 Maple Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
Fax: 802.388.3100