How to Help


There are many ways you can help Lucy Mackenzie in addition to adopting an animal. Here are a few ideas: 

 

Make a Contribution

One of the best ways to help the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is to make a contribution.  We do not receive any county, state or federal funding, so we depend upon people like you to help us care for the animals that come to our shelter.   Adoption fees do not cover our costs.

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. 

Make a secure donation online now:

Please click on "+Special Instructions" on the PayPal review your donation page to let us know if this donation is to support shelter operations, in memory/honor of a person or pet, or for Jake’s Friend’s fund or Sophie’s Seniors. If your donation is in memory of a person or pet, please let us know to whom should we acknowledge the donation.



Join Lucy Macbuddies

You are invited to join Lucy MacBuddies. This is an important program that helps us keep adoption fees as low as possible. Our adoption fees do not cover all of the costs of caring for the animals. In order to maintain our programs of animal rescue, humane education and outreach, we urgently need to have a regular monthly flow of income upon which we can depend. If you would consider making a regular monthly contribution of $10, $15, $20, or whatever you can afford, you will be helping our programs of caring for the animals and making adoptions possible. It's easy to participate. You may cancel your pledge at any time. Our web site is secure. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Jake's Friends

Jake's Friends Fund, established in memory of a wonderful dog named Jake, is our emergency care fund for animals that need medical attention. Jake was an abused and partially blind shelter dog that was adopted by a loving family.

These funds are used to provide veterinary care for surrendered or rescued animals that have been injured or have other medical problems. If you would like to make a contribution specifically to Jake's Friends Fund, please check the appropriate box when you complete the contribution form above.

 

Bricks & Pavers

Lucy Mackenzie offers a wonderful and lasting way to honor a beloved pet or person and help our work to save animals.

At the entrance to the Shelter there are brick and granite pavers that can be specially engraved with a name or message.  They are a lasting tribute to a loved one that will be seen by all who enter.

A contribution of $250 would place an 8”x10” paver.  This would allow a name or message of four lines of text, each line composed of a maximum of 12 characters. (including spaces and punctuation marks)

A contribution of $500 would place an 8”x20” paver.  This would allow a name or message of three lines of text, each line composed of a maximum of 20 characters (including spaces and punctuation marks).

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Make a Lasting Difference

FRIENDS FOR LIFE is a thoughtful and caring group of sustaining supporters who have included Lucy Mackenzie in their estate planning. This provides a permanent legacy in honor of the animals in your life.

The long-term financial security of the Shelter is ensured through your membership. One way to do this is through a bequest. Simply include the shelter in the wording of your will.

Wording might be as follows:

I/WE direct the executors of my estate to distribute $____ to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, Brownsville, Vermont, to be used at their discretion for the well-being of the animals in their care.

Another easy way to help would be to designate the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy of whatever percentage of the policy you desire to give.

There are also various types of trusts that can be set up such as a charitable remainder trust: pays income to a taxable beneficiary such as yourself and the principal to a charity upon termination of the trust. A charitable lead trust essentially does the opposite and the income goes to the charity and the principle to a designated beneficiary. Both can provide important tax benefits.

When making such arrangements, it is always wise to consult your estate planning advisor. Please contact the Shelter with any questions.

Contribute to our Wish List

Lucy Mac depends upon donations from people like you in our community.  By donating one or many of the items below, you are helping to care for the homeless pets while they await new homes.

  • CANNED CAT AND DOG FOOD
  • BLEACH
  • CLAY CAT LITTER
  • LAUNDRY DETERGENT
  • DOG AND CAT TOYS
  • PAPER TOWELS
  • LARGE COVERED LITTER BOXES
  • WHITE COPIER PAPER
  • 33 GALLON HEAVY DUTY TRASH BAGS
  • ANTI BACTERIAL HAND SOAP
  • DOG SHAMPOO
  • IVORY LIQUID DISH SOAP
  • GIFT CARDS!

GIFT CARDS ARE A GREAT HELP FOR US!  WITH A GIFT CARD WE CAN BUY WHAT THE ANIMALS NEED – WHEN NEEDED. 

PLEASE BRING ITEMS TO THE SHELTER.  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

Donate a BedDonate a Bed

Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.

 

Volunteer

Download Volunteer Application and Agreement Forms now


While animals are at the shelter they need human touch.  Just imagine how a pet must feel after its family has left them in our care.  If the animal is a stray, they may need to learn how a loving touch feels.  That is where you can help! 

As a volunteer, you might walk with a dog, and play with or work on basic obedience and manners.  You might want to sit in one of the cat rooms for a while.  The cats love and need attention.  Brushing a frightened cat or dog will help them become better socialized.  Offering human touch and gentle voice can be a wonderful comfort to a stressed pet.

You might also help the staff with the morning cleaning, bathing animals, or greeting  the public in the afternoon.  This would allow the staff time to complete other tasks and to work with animals that need special attention.  We also need help in transporting animals to the vet.

If you would like to volunteer at Lucy Mac, please contact  the shelter and let us know that you are interested in helping.  You must be 16 years or older to volunteer without adult supervision.  If you are under 16 and would like to volunteer, we require that an adult come with you and stay with you as you help.

We will ask you to complete our Volunteer forms and return them to the shelter.  The volunteer coordinator will then contact you to schedule a time to come to the shelter for an orientation.  During the orientation we will give you a tour of the shelter, and discuss what you would like to do as a volunteer.  We’ll also talk about your availability and scheduling.

For more information about our Volunteer program, please call the shelter at
802-484-LUCY (5829).