Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Saturday: Noon  - 4:30 PM 

​​Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 


401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156 


Area of Service

Andover, Baltimore,  Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Ludlow, Springfield,
Weston and Windsor

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©2019 by Taylor Drinker and Rachel Frank

Board of Trustees and Staff

Our Board of Trustees

Debra A. Norton - President

Rachel Frank - Vice President

Barbara Estey - Secretary

Margaret Knoras (Peggy) - Treasurer

Barbara Higgins - Liaision

Ed Jolley    Francesca Salazar   Pam Todt   Tia Rosengarten

Tracey Farquhar   Lee Alexander

Our Staff


Anne Eddy, Executive Director

(pictured are Anne's three dogs, two from the shelter including little blind Barney who visits the schools!)

Anne comes to SHS with over 20 years experience in the animal care field including wildlife rehabilitation,

founding and running a nonprofit rescue, nationally certified animal control officer, animal health inspector,

and animal cruelty investigations. She is a certified dog trainer, a certified cat trainer and manager, and has

taken dozens upon dozens of professional level classes.

June Howarth, Shelter Manager

(pictured are just some of June's dogs and cats, her goats, her cow, and the famous Khloe in her wheelchair!)

June has been with SHS for over 12 years, starting with cleaning kennels and cages, and working her way up to

Manager about five years ago. She knows the shelter inside and out! June has taken many professional level

classes throughout the years, and is not only knowledgeable about dogs and cats, but also ferrets, chickens,

goats, rabbits and you name it! June often is fostering newborn puppies and kittens, and was recently fostering

10 baby rabbits and their 2 mothers!

Marissa Bentley, Animal Care Technician

(pictured are Marissa's two dogs and two cats)

Marissa has been with SHS for five years, and also worked at the shelter in the past, and at another shelter in

NH. She has an associate's degree in Animal Science, and does training, grooming, runs our fecals using the

microscope, draws blood for tests on even the tiniest of kittens, and fosters special kitties for us too! Marissa

has also taken many professional classes after getting her degree. Marissa is truly a jack of all trades!

Becca Riley, Animal Care Technician

(pictured are Becca's two dogs)

Becca is our newest staff member, starting about a year and a half ago. She's mostly working with the dogs, and

we couldn't ask for a better person! Becca came to us with a background of numerous types of pets, and is often

found in our community room training and playing with the dogs. She fosters not only kittens, but also special

needs kittens that require a lot of work. Since starting here, she’s attended numerous classes and even a

weekend long conference to learn all she can – and she’s doing amazingly well!

Shelley Sweeney, Animal Care Technician

(pictured is Shelley's cat)

Shelley started over 11 years ago at SHS when she did some volunteer work for her job. That was it, she was

hooked! She took an open shift of cleaning cat cages every Sunday morning for up to four hours. NOT a job

most people would want, but Shelley shows up every Sunday with a big smile! As she says, not only does she​

love the kitties, but she thinks the staff is great and really works as a team! We're so grateful to know we can

rely on Shelley to do a great job, every Sunday morning - when most people would rather stay in bed!