Mama Meow Italian Dinner

BRANFORD COMPASSION CLUB HONORS MOMS
WITH MAMA MEOW BENEFIT BUFFET MAY 10

Branford Compassion Club is giving a little love to moms — including the four-legged feline variety — with its Mama Meow Italian Buffet benefit, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Pompeo’s Restaurant, 485 W. Main Street, Branford.

Doors open at 5:30 for the event, which includes a silent auction, Mother’s Day gifts for those last-minute shoppers, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and cash bar.
Tickets are $35, available by email at bccspecialevents32@gmail.com, online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 203-444-0653. Tickets are also available Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the organization’s Feline Rescue and Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road, North Branford.

A generous portion of the proceeds benefits the homeless felines that the nonprofit cares for in its North Branford facility, which recently celebrated its seventh anniversary. The shelter is not a town facility or publicly funded one. All food, medicine and veterinary bills are paid for through private funding by its generous donors and supporters and events like this. Volunteers work twice-a-day shifts seven days a week to care for its residents.

BCC has a soft spot in its collective heart for moms and their offspring. The shelter population always includes moms, and many times their offspring, especially at this time of the year. Their stories of how they came to the shelter are frequently touching, often inspiring, and BCC supplies the hope and care for them as they wait to find forever homes. To date, more than 1,400 cats have been adopted out of the shelter, in addition to untold numbers more before there was a shelter.

Branford Compassion Club was founded in 1997 by a group of cat lovers as a grassroots effort to address the town’s homeless cat population. It was based on trap-neuter-release, which remains its foundation. After trapping, those felines deemed adoptable are taken to the shelter, while the others are released to one of its 10 colonies along the Shoreline, where they receive daily care by BCC volunteers.

BCC is open Saturdays from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at 2037 Foxon Road, North Branford, (203-483-6369). Volunteers are always needed. For more information, visit the website at http://www.branfordcompassionclub.org, or stop by in person. Send questions to contact_us@branfordcompassionclub.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Branford Compassion Club?
Branford Compassion Club (BCC) is a volunteer based rescue organization serving Branford, Connecticut and the surrounding shoreline areas. Please see our Contact page for the best ways to contact us.


How soon can I expect a response to my call/email?
As we are an organization of volunteers please allow at least 48 hours for a response to email and voicemail.


How can I get information about volunteering with BCC?
Click here for volunteer information and an application.


What are your adoption fees?
Adoption fees are $95 for cats and $150 for kittens.


Where do adoptions take place?
You may visit our Feline Rescue and Adoption Center in North Branford, CT, Saturday 11:00AM-3:00PM or call for appointment (203) 483-6369. Visit our Facebook page for details.

Anniversary Celebration and Winter Food Drive

Saturday, February 24, 11AM – 3PM

The Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center will celebrate its 7th shelter anniversary with a winter food and supply drive to benefit shelter and feral cats on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Unopened canned and dry cat and kitten food, paper towels, kitchen trash bags, Tidy Cat clumping litter, laundry (HE) and dish detergent are especially needed.

Join the volunteers for cake and refreshments at the BCC Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road.
For more information on the kitties’ wish list.

About Feral Cats

A high number of cats we rescue are feral, which are homeless cats (homeless either by birth or by abandonment). Feral does not mean that they are a threat to humans, but that they are distrustful and afraid of us. BCC participates in the country-wide effort to reduce the number of feral felines using the method of TNR (trap, neuter, return). Please click here for more information.

Adopt a Cat

We have cats and kittens ready for forever homes. Many of them have suffered very sad beginnings. Please open your heart and home to a homeless kitty! All of our cats and kittens have been medically checked by a veterinarian, tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS, de-wormed and de-fleaed, vaccinated against Distemper and Rabies (over 3 months of age), and spayed/neutered. Click here to find out how to adopt a cat today!

In Memorium: Victoria Ann Beermuender

Our beloved Vicki lost her life on April 13, 2011. Vicki served on the Executive Board as Secretary. She spearheaded many fundraising events and created BCC’s first newsletter published in February. She will be forever held in the hearts of her fellow volunteers and the countless felines that she lovingly and tirelessly helped in their fight for a better life. With her dedication and positive energy, BCC grew and spread its wings. Now she flies beside us as we continue on with her spirit to guide us. She has been reunited with her furry angels, Piewachette, Clapton, and Thunderboy.

Vicki, our love, thoughts, prayers and admiration will be with you eternally.