Thursday March 03, 2011
The Humane Society of Chittenden County, South Burlington, was recently recognized by Secretary of State Jim Condos and Governor Peter Shumlin with a Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Award. The award, presented at a Vermont State House ceremony, is in recognition of non-profit organizations that have provided 100 years or more of continuous service to the people of Vermont.
The Humane Society of Chittenden County is an independent, private, nonprofit animal welfare and human service organization founded in 1901. Its mission is to foster the compassionate treatment of animals and to prevent animal suffering. HSCC provides services to the Chittenden and Grand Isle counties, representing over 25 percent of the state’s entire population.
Upon being presented with the plaque, HSCC Executive Director B.J. Rogers said, “We’re proud of this recognition, and proud to continue to play an important and critical role in our communities. While we celebrate our past accomplishments, we will always strive to achieve an ever increasing standard of care during our second century of operation.
Joining Governor Shumlin and Secretary of State Condos in receiving HSCC’s Centennial Award were Helyn Kerr, Board vice president; Pat Monteferrante, events and community volunteer; B.J. Rogers, executive director; and Chuck Pizer, development director.
SOURCE: Humane Society of Chittenden County