Today, Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society lives up to its motto of “improving the lives of people and pets.” Each year hundreds of abandoned, neglected, mistreated and stray animals find their way to our shelter. Once here, our caring staff and volunteers make every effort to ensure that the animals are healthy, well adjusted, and ready to be matched with a home that will cherish their pet for the rest of its life - a life all pets deserve. We serve many communities in Windsor County, Vermont, and also communities in the nearby Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Tucked on a hillside of woods and fields in West Windsor, Vermont, the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society provides care and housing to homeless cats and dogs. LMHS takes in and seeks homes for animals. Some animals stay at the facility for weeks or even months until they are adopted. The shelter does not euthanize animals unless there is a strong medical or behavioral reason to do so. Healthy animals that are good candidates for successful placement stay at the shelter until they find a home.
The goal of our adoption program is to match our animals with loving, responsible, lifelong homes. Please take a moment to read about our adoption policies below and learn how the adoption process works. If you have any questions about the adoption process, please feel free to call us at 802-484-5829. As a prospective adopter, when you come to the shelter to find a pet that you would like to adopt, we will ask you to complete an adoption application. Adopters must be at least 21 years of age. Some of the information that we ask you to provide is: If you rent your home, we will need your landlord’s name and address; If you own your home, we will require a copy of a tax bill or mortgage statement. In the absence of those documents, we will call your town clerk to verify your ownership; If you have previously owned an animal, we will need the name and telephone number of your Veterinarian. It can take, at minimum, two days for us to process your application and verify your information. As part of the application process, we will ask that all members of the household come to the shelter. If you currently have a dog, we will discuss scheduling a staff-assisted meet and greet. When all steps of the application are complete, we will discuss with you the details of taking your new pet home.