2022 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends,

We continue to provide for the feeding, shelter, and care of homeless, abandoned, and feral cats; to educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter population control, responsible pet ownership and kindness to animals; and to establish an ongoing community network to achieve these goals.

When we rescue, we don’t know what the related vetting expenses will be, not all health issues are immediately evident.

In June BCC rescued 4 kittens, whose mom had not been spayed and was allowed outside, which exposed the unborn kittens to serious diseases. With expert veterinary care, all 4 kittens survived, flourished, and were adopted into loving homes. Their veterinary costs, however, went far beyond what could be covered by our usual $225/ kitten adoption fee. The actual cost was $3,615.83, exceeding the adoption fee by $2,715.83.

Since January 1st we have accepted more than 246 cats/kittens and adopted out over 229, bringing the total adoptions since we opened our shelter in 2011, to more than 2,519! We currently have over 162 cats and kittens under our care, spread out between foster homes and our shelter! Our shelter manager receives requests daily for rescue assistance from people and local animal control agencies.

Importantly though, as the recent beneficiary of some substantial donations, we have also begun to invest for our future. Our strategy is conservative, with the goal of supplementing our regular fundraising while continuing to grow our investments. We hope this strategy will help to secure our next 25 years and that we can look forward to your continuing support. Bequests, stock transfers or donations from your IRA can be excellent, tax-efficient ways to participate in this effort. We encourage you to discuss the options with your estate planning or tax advisor. If you would like to see more about this and see how you might participate, please visit our website: https://branfordcompassionclub.org/how-to-help/planned-giving/

While we plan, we still need your help NOW to continue fulfilling our mission!

Send a donation via the Donate button below or send a check to:

Branford Compassion Club
P.O. Box 768
Branford, CT 06405

Thank you in advance for your support, generosity, and compassion!
If you have given to us recently, please accept our heartfelt appreciation!

Margaret Johnson
Margaret Johnson, President

or send a check to:
Branford Compassion Club
P.O. Box 768
Branford, CT 06405