765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763
Shelter: (802) 483.6700 Office: (802) 483.9171

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Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday and Monday - Closed


Animal Hoarding

The RCHS would like to bring to your attention a complex issue that encompasses mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns. It’s called Animal Hoarding.

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Keeping Cats Indoors

*KEEPING CATS INDOORS  We don’t allow dogs outdoors randomly roaming neighborhoods; we should – whenever possible – keep cats indoors only (and simultaneously enrich their indoor environments). I realize some cats have been outdoors their entire lives. We find them – and being friendly and insistent, they adopt us. We take them in because we…

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What’s Good About Having A Pet?

What’s good about having a pet? Your pet can be a friend. You can learn about sharing and caring for others by looking after your pet. You can learn about responsibility by feeding, exercising and keeping your pet clean and happy. You can learn about the kind of pet you have. Your family can all enjoy…

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Celebrate Pet Safety This Memorial Day

As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day is a great excuse to get outdoors. But whether you’re partying, barbequing, or just soaking up some rays, it’s important to keep your pet’s safety in mind at all times. To prevent any Memorial Day mishaps, I have put together some tips to help protect animals during…

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week. April 8-14, 2018

National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the second full week of April each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. 70​ million nice dogs…but any dog can bite With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten…

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Easter Pet Poisons

Veterinarians receives calls this time of year from pet owners concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats. All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one…

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  Rabies is a viral zoonosis affecting the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals. Transmission occurs when saliva containing the rabies virus is introduced into an opening in the skin, usually via the bite of a rabid animal. Though rare, transmission could occur through infected saliva contacting mucous membranes or a scratch or other break…

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Flea and Tick Season

Flea & Tick Season With the warmer temperatures we are now experiencing, it looks like Spring is around the corner. And with the change in weather, it brings out into the open insects and parasitic arachnids. They’re creepy, they’re crawly, and they can carry diseases. Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose…

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Cold Weather Safety Tips

As you all probably know, the local weather forecast for this week is predicting sub-zero temperatures during the day and night.  Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, I want to provide you with some cold weather safety tips.

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