American Horse Council
1616 H Street NW 7th Floor
Phone: (202) 296-4031
Fax: (202) 296-1970
Horseman's Yankee Pedlar
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Anson Tebbetts, Secretary of Agriculture
116 State Street; Drawer 20
Vermont Dept. of
Forests, Parks & Recreation
Susan Bulmer, Parks Regional Manager
5 Perry Street, Suite 20
Barre, VT 05641-4265
Work Phone: (802) 476-0181
Fax: (802) 476-0129
Vermont Farm Bureau
117 West Main St., Richmond, VT 05477
Phone: (802) 434-5646.
Large Animal Technical Rescue Info
The current Large Animal Technical Rescue Teams are:
ColchesterTechnical Rescue - Chittenden, Grand Isle and Washington Counties
Orwell Fire Department - Addison and Northern Rutland County -Being run out of the Lucy Mckenzie Humane Society by a trained responder - Orange and Northern Windsor County
Grafton Fire Department - Windham and Southern Windsor Counties
Middletown Springs - Bennington and Southern Rutland County
Craftsbury Fire Department - Lamoille and Orleans County
Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department Technical Rescue - Caledonia and Essex County
The Large Animal Technical Rescue project was held under the umbrella of the Vermont Horse Council who provided the initial funding and acted as the 501C3 organization for funding purposes. as the program expanded it became it was moved to responder/EM based organizations. To access these services please call 911.
Subchapter 003 : General Provisions
(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 365)
§ 365. Shelter of animals
(a) Adequate shelter. All livestock and animals that are to be predominantly maintained in an outdoor area shall be provided with adequate shelter to prevent direct exposure to the elements.
(b) Shelter for livestock.
(1) Adequate natural shelter, or a three-sided, roofed building with exposure out of the prevailing wind and of sufficient size to adequately accommodate all livestock maintained in an outdoor area shall be provided. The building opening size and height shall, at a minimum, extend one foot above the withers of the largest animal housed and shall be maintained at that level even with manure and litter build-up. Nothing in this section shall control dairy herd housing facilities, either loose housing, comfort stall, or stanchion ties, or other housing under control of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. This section shall not apply to any accepted housing or grazing practices for any livestock industry.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, livestock may be temporarily confined in a space sufficient for them to stand and turn about freely, provided that they are exercised in accordance with livestock and poultry husbandry practices, and are provided sufficient food, water, shelter, and proper ventilation.