Rapid Growth and Community Appreciation

More and more needs are identified and our wonderful community is responding with donations of time, money and other resources to help meet those needs! We could not be more proud of our community and all our wonderful volunteers and generous donors!

Thanks to you, we are delivering 12,000 pounds of food every month to food banks and meals on wheels programs! While this is truly amazing, there are still hungry pets and families facing the dread of giving up beloved pets due to financial hardships.

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities- whether you want to help one time, or help meet ongoing needs, we can use your help!

One Saturday every month we meet at Brownell Library from 1-4 to make pet toys and no-sew pet beds. Contact us for upcoming dates (which we also post on our Facebook page). Bring a friend and make a fun afternoon of it! And, if you have clean, stray socks, bring those too- they are perfect for making catnip sock toys!

Other opportunities to help:

1. Event planning:  We need help developing, organizing, and setting up events to fund raise for Lucy’s House. Our goal is to hold 4 events/ year.

Events for 2013:

MLK day January 21 12-4 Brownell Library- Monday event due to MLK day community service- we are partnering with Essex CHIPS on this event

Need help organizing a dinner/dance to support Lucy’s House or other event for fundraising in March, 2013

Walk for dogs in Essex in May,2013 Need help organizing and setting up this event

Need help developing an event to involve cat owners for 2013 in September, 2013

Silent Auction in November, 2013 Need help getting silent auction items and promoting event

2. Help making dog and cat toys/pet beds

Make tennis ball rope toys, catnip sock toys, fleece tug toys, no-sew fleece pet beds of all sizes

One Saturday a month at Brownell Library

Lucy’s House also works with school groups and community service youth need to complete at local schools.

3. Help organizing bottle and pet food drives in the community throughout the year

4. Support tabling events at Petco once a month in South Burlington, Vermont

Help provide information about Lucy’s House to public through table top display and our partnership with Petco.

Time committment: 1 hour to 1.5 hours once a month


Please contact us if you would like to help out! Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

9000 pounds of food every month and a new grant!

Did you know Lucy’s House distributes 9000 pounds of pet food every month to local food shelves and Meals on Wheels recipients in need? Thanks to all our wonderful donors and supporters!!

We just received notice that we will be receiving a $500 community grant from Ben & Jerry’s!

Thanks for helping to make a few pets a little less hungry and a whole lot happier!

Thanks for helping!

Events in June and a look ahead

Lucy’s House just   received a grant for $1000 for helping feral cats get spayed and neutered from the Paws and Claws Foundation in New Jersey. We are working with Feral Felines of Vermont to help provide medical support while they adopt the ferals out.

A big “Thank You” to the  Center for Technology for their pet food drive for us at Essex High School!

The  Milton Recreation and Parks Department put on a wonderful pet event on June 9th. We were happy to have gone!

Curtis Lumber on Leroy Road in Williston is hosting a pet event this Saturday, June 16th from 10 to 3. We look forward to seeing people there!

And, start planning now for the Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs is at the Shelburne Museum on September 16, 2012. With a ‘circus’ theme to celebrate their 10th anniversary of this event, it’s sure to be a good time!


A look at last year’s  Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs 2011

Reporting Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty happens.  It is sad and frustrating. It is even worse when you don’t know what you can do. If you see or hear something that seems like animal cruelty, please take the time to report it.

If the animal is in immediate danger, please call your local law enforcement of Vermont state police. For all other cases, you can use the cruelty reporting system here: http://reportanimalcruelty.com/public/

We thank you, and the animals you help thank you.

cat and girl happy together


500 pets/ month are fed thanks to contributions

Thanks to the Dog and Cat stores in Essex and Stowe for their donations of pet food this past week. This has helped us serve the Morrisville food shelf with additional donations. We also supported three other food shelves this week with these donations.
Also, Guy’s Farm and Yard in Williston contributed pet food and treats this week to Lucy’s House.
We appreciate all the community support.
Lucy’s House feeds over 500 pets a month and keeps them in their homes.


MLK Jr Day 2012

Shina Ellis-Garcia and Michaela Ellis giving to the community on Martin Luther King day 2012. Helping make dog and cat toys to give at food shelves at Brownell Library.

See more pictures from this event on our Facebook page.