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Meet Erika Holm – the World’s Best Animal Control Officer!!! Not only does Erika live in Middlesex, she also has a long history of being active with the Central Vermont Humane Society. She works with dog owners to avoid problems before they become issues and she would like to remind you that the Fourth of July is a nightmare of loud, unexpected noises for many dogs who then take off and run! So here are some of her helpful tips:

  • A Thunder Shirt can ease your dog’s anxiety during fireworks. Barring that, a tight (but not TOO tight T-shirt) or wrap around the abdomen with an Ace Bandage can achieve the same effect.
  • Keep your dog INSIDE during the festivities. Even if you’re not the one shooting fireworks, your neighbors’ antics might be enough to cause them to run.
  • If your dog does run away, don’t call 911 or the town clerk’s office (because we won’t be here!) Please call Erika at (802) 249-2127.


Middlesex's fantastic Animal Control Officer Erika Holm with some of her best friends!

Middlesex’s fantastic Animal Control Officer Erika Holm with some of her best friends!


Middlesex Food Shelf Information

The Middlesex Food Shelf is open every Saturday from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Middlesex United Methodist Church, which is located across the street from Town Hall.

  • Food donations can be made in the lobby of the Rumney School or at the food shelf (on Church Street) during its open hours on Saturdays.

  • Cash donations may be made at the Town Clerk’s office (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM).

  •  If you would like to donate to the Food Shelf via check, please click here for contact information.


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