Member, Board of Directors

Humane Society of Chittenden County
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Organization Description
FOUNDATIONAL BELIEF & MISSION STATEMENT We at the Humane Society of Chittenden County believe that supporting, strengthening and sustaining the bonds between people and pets improves the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our mission is to ensure that every pet has a loving home and that every pet owner has access to the resources they need to give those pets happy, healthy lives. We accomplish this through: • Surrender prevention services and programs • Sheltering homeless & unwanted pets • Timely efforts to place each animal in a responsible, caring home • Asisting law enforcement with animal cruelty investigations • Humane education for youth and adults • Feral cat colony management (TNR) • Providing low cost medical care through our Community Pet Clinic Founded in 1901, HSCC has been serving both animals and people for over 120 years. The original facility was built by June & Herb Davis, considered the modern-day founders of HSCC, but was outgrown by the late 1990’s. Our current facility was completed in October of 2002 with 12,000 square feet of animal care and adoption space, where we take in over 1,300 animals each year and welcome as many as 20,000 visitors annually. The majority of the animals at HSCC are cats and dogs, but we also provide care and services for small animals such as rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs. HSCC receives no state or federal funding and, in addition to our earned revenue from adoptions, we rely on charitable support to meet the needs of the animals in the Chittenden and Grand Isle communities and support our 1.5 million dollar budget. HSCC is a private, independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that receives no city, state or federal funding. We are not affiliated with any national organizations, such as the Humane Society of the United States. We rely solely on the limited revenue generated by our programs and fees, and on the tremendous generosity of our community. In fact, the majority of our annual revenue comes from charitable giving! We serve Vermont’s most populated county, Chittenden, as well as Grand Isle County. Our board is comprised of 15 dedicated and talented individuals who support our mission and strategic direction.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

HSCC has provided staff professional development in our organization around DIB as well as in our hiring practices. Our organizational ethos welcomes everyone with open arms and recognizes the vital role diversity, equity and inclusion plays in the fulfillment of our mission. We have made some progress but have much more to do.

Board Terms and Term Limits
3 years, two consecutive terms (with exceptions)
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
Every other month for 2 hours typically during the week 8-10 a.m. (hybrid meeting)
Stipends for Board Membership
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Joyce Cameron, CEO
Point of Contact Email