These organizations are private, tax exempt organizations. Any adoption fees or donations are tax deductible. If you need to get rid of a pet, do not just let it go. Bring it to a shelter or rescue group and let it find a new family. Many of them offer low cost spay/neuter programs. If you cannot adopt, give a look at the sites and see if you can make a donation here are many ways to help. If you can donate just an hour or two a week, become a volunteer. Become a foster family for an animal while they are waiting for a permanent home. Shop in their on line stores. They have very nice gifts for that animal lover in your life. Participate in their fund raisers. Many of the shelters have interesting things going on like dinners, tag sales, raffles etc. Everything goes to the animals. Theses are arranged by county. If you do not see a shelter or group in your county, call the one nearest you. If they cannot help, they will be glad to refer you to one who can.
Fairfield County, Connecticut Animal Rescues
Adopt-A-Dog, Inc ( cats and dogs)
They have many ways listed to help as a volunteer
Animal Adoption Network ( cats and dogs)
If you have an old car you need to get rid of, consider donating it to them. You will get a tax deduction and they will get a donation.
Canine Advocates of Newtown ( cats and dogs)
Join them for one of their fund-raises, such as a dinner theater evening.
The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (DAWS) ( cats and dogs)
They sponsor a low cost spay/neuter program. They have many great events coming up See if you can attend one and give them a helping hand.
New Leash on Life (cats and dogs)
Check out the up coming events on the front page and see if you can attend one.
T.A.I.L.S. – The Alliance in Limiting Strays ( cats and dogs)
Shop their on line mall to support the shelter
Wildlife Orphanage (wild animal only)
They don’t have animals for adoption. Their mission is to return injured wildlife to the wild A great course to support.
Hartford County, Connecticut Animal Rescues
Animal Friends of CT ( cats and dogs)
Serves Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. They offer discount spay/neuter services and dog training classes.
Ferret Association of Connecticut, Inc.(ferrets only)
Read up here on ferrets and see if they are the right pet for you.
Litchfield County, Connecticut Animal Rescues
Animal Welfare Society of New Milford ( cats and dogs)
Meow, Inc (cats only)
Middlesex County, Connecticut Animal Rescues
Forgotten Felines (cats only)
They have some nice items available in their on line store.
New Haven County, Connecticut Animal Rescues
Animals for Life (cats and dogs)
Check the up coming events page. Some great things coming up. Help them by shopping in their on line mall. Some big name stores are there and they will get a donation based on your purchase
District Animal Control (cats and dogs)
They serve the towns of New London, Woodbridge, Orange, Bethany, and Prospect
Tolland County, Connecticut Animal Rescues
Tara Farm Rescue (horses, cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens, goats, dogs and cats)
They have some wonderful horses up for adoption. If that is what you are searching for, give them a look.