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Community Outreach

A critical component of NCAL’s mission is to bring awareness to the homeless pet population issue and to offer solutions to address this problem through education and outreach. We hope to encourage people to choose to adopt instead of purchasing a pet, to educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, and to inspire people to become involved in our mission and work. Together we believe we can put an end to the unnecessary killing of adoptable animals, and we envision a future where there are no more homeless pets.

Offsite Adoption Events

We are proud to partner with organizations for off-site adoption events which allow the animals, potential adopters, and staff to interact in a new environment while also raising community awareness of homeless pets. Some events we have been lucky to be a part of are the PK Coffee Pupuccino program, Deb’s Dog’s Day Out, Heritage Toyota More Love Pets Adoption Expo, and Pet Food Warehouse’s Adoption Offsite events. We are also a Petsmart Adoption Partner. We have permanent adoption kennels for cats at the Williston, VT location and participate in their quarterly National Adoptathons with both dogs and cats.

Out and About Visits

NCAL staff and volunteers take therapy animals weekly to elder care facilities to spread the joy of holding and loving animals to those who may no longer be able to have one of their own.

Community Partnerships

NCAL serves as a resource for the Laraway School and Lamoille County Mental Health Services.

Open Houses

Families are invited to an open house at the shelter twice a year to tour the facility, visit the animals, enjoy special activities and storytelling for children, and learn more about the shelter.


Available Animals


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