Franklin County Animal Rescue

Saving Cats & Dogs since 1964

FCAR's Pet Food Pantry program temporarily assists Franklin County and Grand Isle County residents who are having difficulty meeting the nutritional needs of their dog or cat due to financial burden. Beginning April 15 anyone who needs assistance with pet food will be required to complete a Pet Food Pantry Application and bring Photo ID when picking up food. This new process is designed to ensure we are helping as many families and animals as possible. For an application, please CLICK HERE

For Immediate Release

December 1, 2014

Contact: Rusty Posner, Executive Director

(802) 524-9650, ext. 12 OR

Franklin County Humane Society Launches New Identity:

Franklin County Animal Rescue

St. Albans, VT --- Franklin County Animal Rescue (FCAR), formerly the Franklin County Humane Society, is celebrating 2015 with the launch of their new name and new logo!

“Our name change reflects a more accurate representation of the shelter’s focus, states Executive Director Rusty Posner, continuing, “As shelter services continue to be redefined and needs reassessed, we want our message to the community to be clear.”

This summer marked the FCAR’s 50th year in operation. With this anniversary comes a re-focused and enthusiastic review of their important role within the community. Their plans include stronger outreach and educational efforts, and more robust public awareness around adoption campaigns and the importance of adopting a rescued pet.

“There is no question that FCAR fills a very distinct need within our community,” states FCAR Board President Adam Fitzgerald. During “Maddie’s Adoption Days,” held earlier this year, over 90 adoptions were finalized in one weekend alone. The shelter’s spay/neuter program is one of their most highly requested services, as are their annual rabies clinics. And, the shelter is responsible for reuniting hundreds of lost pets with their owners.

Founded in 1964, FCAR has grown from a volunteer program to a locally managed and staffed non-profit organization, funded entirely through private donations. A temporary home primarily to dogs and cats in transition, the shelter provides humane care, a safe environment and medical treatment until animals can be placed in secure and permanent homes.

Contact the Franklin County Animal Rescue at 802-524-9650 or visit them online at


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