Kitten season is here and we need your help!

Dear Friends of the Branford Compassion Club:

Kitten season is here and we need your help! Although the kittens are adorable, the large numbers of moms and babies coming into our shelter, places a great financial burden on our already limited resources!

Each Momma Cat and kitten needs to be vaccinated and neutered or spayed, greatly increasing our veterinary bills over the next few months! We also experience an increased expense, that is supply related – food, litter and cleaning, etc.!

How can you help support these adorable babies and their moms?

DONATE NOW
Make your donation to the Branford Compassion Club here via Paypal using your debit or credit card (or your Paypal account). You may make a one-time donation, or click on “Make this a monthly donation” to make a recurring payment.

Or send a check to:

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

We need your support to make sure we can continue our mission to neuter, vaccinate, test and provide medical intervention for every feline that passes through our doors!

Thank you!

Marcia L. Turner, President
& the Board of Directors

The Branford Compassion Club

The Great Give Results!

We are very happy to announce the results of The Community Foundation of New Haven’s – The Great Give and the Branford Community Foundation’s challenge match!

During May 1st & 2nd, donations for the Branford Compassion Club totaled $5,525.00 and we are happy to announce that we also won one of the two $500.00 match challenge prizes from the Branford Community Foundation! In addition, we received two fund distributions, through the Community Foundation of New Haven’s donor advised funds, totaling an additional $1,500.00.

Thus, bringing our total income from the event to $7,525.00.

We are so grateful for your support, so that we can continue our mission to neuter, vaccinate, test and provide medical intervention for every feline that passes through our doors! Thank you! Marcia Turner, President The Branford Compassion Club

Mark Your Calendar for Animal Awareness Day!

Save the date!

Branford Compassion Club will host its annual Animal Awareness Day, featuring the Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 6, 2019, rain or shine, on the Branford Green from 12 noon to – 4 p.m.

We had a great time last year and had much positive feedback. We realize the event could not have happened without the generosity and support of our sponsors, vendors and nonprofit and rescue groups who brought their talents and compassion for animals to the Green so we are extremely grateful to all of our supporters in the local community. We hope you will join us!  We will be looking for sponsors, vendors of all types, as well as rescue groups – if you know anyone who would like to become a sponsor, or would like to rent table/booth space, please have them contact me directly.

Spread the word about this celebration of the furry, feathered, scaly and finned members of our families – a Petoctoberfest of music, food, bake sale, special kids’ activities, surprises, education and awareness and just plain FUN for all.

For more information on how to participate, contact:

Christina (Chris) Gagne, Event Chairperson, chriskat32@aol.com

 

Branford Compassion Club Honors Moms with Mama Meow Benefit Buffet May 9

Branford Compassion Club loves moms so much that it’s giving them a chance to get wined and dined twice during Mother’s Day week with its Mama Meow Italian Buffet benefit, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Pompeo’s Restaurant, 485 W. Main St.

Doors open at 5:30 for the yummy event, which includes a silent auction, a raffle for a Dooney & Bourke handbag, some delectable edibles for Mother’s Day gift-giving and cash bar.

Tickets are $35, available by email at bccspecialevents32@gmail.com or by calling 203-444-0653. A limited amount will be sold at the door. Tickets are also available Saturdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at BCC’s Feline Rescue and Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road, North Branford.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit which cares for area homeless felines both in its North Branford facility, and in several area colonies, where BCC volunteers feed ferals deemed unadoptable. All food, medicine, supplies and veterinary bills for both the shelter and colony cats are funded through the generosity of those who donate or support BCC fundraisers which include bake sales, a Comedy Night, tag sale, the annual Animal Awareness Day on the Branford Green and other events.

Mother’s Day appropriately falls during the kitten season. But kittens are just a small part of the mission. The rescue stories are never ending no matter what the season. The reasons homeless feline moms and kittens come to be at the shelter are both heartwarming and heart-wrenching. It is BCC’s mission to find forever homes for these feline residents, who are cared for by BCC’s 80 dedicated volunteers.

To date, more than 1,800 cats have been adopted out of the shelter. That’s in addition to those for whom homes were found before the shelter opened in 2011.

Branford Compassion Club was founded in 1997 by a group of cat lovers as a grassroots organization 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 returned to an area colony, where they are cared for daily 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 www.branfordcompassionclub.org, or stop by in person. Send questions to contact_us@branfordcompassionclub.org.

 

“Just For Kittens” Food & Supply Drive

Springtime is not just about daffodils, tulips and warm weather. It’s also about the many kittens born homeless; in need of food, veterinary care and shelter. Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center will hold its first Just for Kittens food and supply drive Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

BCC’s wish list for the kittens include cans of Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Turkey or Chicken pate, Wellness Complete Health Chicken, Blue Buffalo Kitten, KMR Kitten  Formula (powdered), Earthborn Primitive Feline Cat & Kitten Dry Food, Yesterday’s News Cat Litter, toys, tunnels and scratchers. Monetary donations for veterinary care are always greatly appreciated.

BCC Feline Rescue & Adoption Center is located at 2037 Foxon Road. For more information download the flyer or call 203-483-6369.

Branford Compassion Club Annual Spring Bake Sale

Branford Compassion Club will hold its annual Spring Bake Sale Satur-day, April 13, to benefit its shelter and feral kitties. A delicious selection of home-baked cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies and breads can be purchased from 11 a.m.a.m.-3 p.m. at BCC Feline Res-cue & Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road. Come early for best selections!
For more information: branfordcompassionclub.org or 203-483-6369.