Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society Inc4832 Route 44, West Windsor, VT 05089
Founded in 1915 by Woodstock, Vermont businessman Frank Mackenzie in memory of his wife, Lucy, the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is one of the oldest continuously operating humane societies in the United States. "Lucy Mac," as we have come to be known, moved to its new home on Route 44 in West Windsor, Vermont in 2007. Today, the 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. As part of its mission of enhancing the bonds of animals and people, Lucy Mackenzie is committed to educating people of all ages about the care of pets, the training of pets and their place and that of other domesticated animals in a humane community. In addition to dog training programs offered on site at Lucy Mackenzie, we will soon be offering programs in humane education directed to young people both in schools and at the shelter. Longer term we hope to offer educational programs directed to animal care professionals. We serve many communities in Windsor County, Vermont, and also communities in the nearby Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire.