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Cruelty Prevention

North Country Animal League is part of the new Cruelty Response System that is being developed statewide by the Vermont Humane Federation. NCAL maintains a hotline for prompt resolution of cruelty complaints. If you witness animal cruelty or neglect in Lamoille County, please call NCAL to make a report at (802) 888-5065, ext. 105. If you get an answering machine, please leave a message and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible. If the animal is in immediate danger, please contact the Vermont State Police at (802) 229-9191. After calling the police, please call NCAL so that we may follow up on the situation and make sure it has been resolved.

  • To understand how the Lamoille County Cruelty Response System Investigative Model works, please click here.
  • To download the cruelty response brochure with frequently asked questions, please click here.
  • To find the Vermont Animal Control Officer for your town, please visit your town’s website.
  • To help by spreading the word, please click here to download a cruelty poster.
  • To help NCAL support cruelty investigations and protect the animals, help NCAL with a donation. Click here.

If you are willing and able to provide temporary care to an animal in the event of an emergency, seizure or surrender:

  • Please contact the our Adoption Center Director at (802) 888-5065, ext. 117 or e-mail carleeb@ncal.com.


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