Your gift helps animals and people in our local community.

Your support makes our life saving work possible and ensures that every animal gets a chance at life and love. Central Vermont Humane Society relies entirely on private donations. We receive no tax dollars and are not affiliated with any other humane society or SPCA.

Our Tax ID (EIN) is 03-0217066


Give Online

Donate now to provide homeless animals with shelter, loving care, and new homes to call their own. You can now donate via PayPal on our form.

Give by Mail or Phone

To send your gift by mail, please make your check payable to CVHS and mail it to CVHS, 1589 VT Rte 14S, East Montpelier, VT 05651. If you’d prefer to make a gift by phone, please call Terri at (802) 476-3811 extension 104.


Give Monthly – Be a Faithful Friend

Save animals every day by setting up an automatic monthly gift via credit card or from your bank account. It’s an easy and convenient way to provide ongoing, reliable support for the many homeless animals who rely on us every day. You can make changes at any time by contacting our office. Once a year in January we will send you a record of your prior year’s giving. Learn more about how you can make a greater impact by joining our growing number of Faithful Friends.

Feel the Love – Sponsor an Animal

You can “feel the love” of caring for an animal and helping it find a new home even if you are not able to adopt at this time. Sponsor an animal and you can help your chosen animal, and other shelter animals, receive the exceptional care, medical services, and training that they need to be adoptable. Click here to check out the endearing animals on our adoption pages and  sponsor an animal today.

Make a gift in honor or in memory of a beloved pet

Here at CVHS, we know how much we humans love our furry friends. Click here to make a donation in honor or in memory of a beloved pet. We also have a page on our website that includes photos and stories honoring the memory of our furry friends. See our page here.

Charitable IRA Rollover

Are you required to take your minimum IRA distribution, but you don’t need it?  The animals of your community do!  Please consider making a direct transfer of all or part of your distribution to Central Vermont Humane Society.  Your gift will help lost and homeless animals ,and you may exclude the amount distributed to CVHS from your gross income. Please contact Laurie at  (802) 476-3811 extension 102, or email.

Make a Gift of Cryptocurrency

By donating crypto, you avoid paying capital gains taxes and by using Crypto for Charity, you will not be charged any fees. Go to and type in “Central Vermont Humane Society” in the “Choose a nonprofit or cause” and follow the rest of the instructions. Your donation will be automatically converted to USD and 100% of the net proceeds come to CVHS. You will receive a tax receipt from Crypto for Charity, and if you agree to send us your information we will send you a thank you note as well. For more information go to

Make a Gift of Stock

Take advantage of this tax-smart way to give.  To learn more or to make a gift of appreciated securities, please call us. We’ll provide you with the information your broker needs to wire the stock directly to our brokerage account.  Please contact Laurie at  (802) 476-3811 extension 102, or email.

Leave a Legacy / Planned Giving

You can continue to save animals and build a more humane community long after your lifetime by including Central Vermont Humane Society in your estate plans.  Planned giving is an extraordinary charitable tool that enables you to create a lasting legacy of compassion and community service. It can be as simple as designating Central Vermont Humane Society as a beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy, or including CVHS in your will.  To learn more about the many ways that you can leave a legacy of charitable giving and become a member of our Companion Legacy Society, please see our website’s planned giving page.

Corporate Giving and Sponsorships

-Matching gifts- ask your employer if they match charitable donations and double your impact.

-Donations via payroll deduction – take advantage of this easy way to give.

-Walk for Animals sponsorships – our biggest fundraiser includes a variety of benefits for businesses who sponsor.  Stay tuned to our website in January when we will start promoting this opportunity.

Wish List

At CVHS, the needs are great and constantly changing. For that reason, we are continuously updating our Wish List with a whole array of supplies necessary to the operation of the shelter. Items include special medical foods for animals, office supplies, paper goods, cleaning supplies, treats for training, and many other things. View the full wish list here. 

Note that Amazon has discontinued its Amazon Smile program that benefited nonprofits. Please shop local- our friends and supporters at One Stop Country Pet Supply will take 20% off donations to CVHS. Use discount code CVHSdonation, and they will deliver your donation to CVHS for free!


Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook has made it easy to raise funds for our animals and Facebook charges no fees.  This is a wonderful thing to do for  birthdays!  Go to our page on Facebook and look for the “Create Fundraiser” button underneath our cover photo.  Follow the quick and easy directions and viola!  You are raising funds for animals!

Our Tax ID (EIN) is 03-0217066