Food Drive and Spay/Neuter Fundraiser to Benefit Feral Cats

Branford Compassion Club will hold its annual fall food drive and fundraiser Saturday, October 20 at its Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road. This event coincides with Global Cat Day, which promotes awareness of and compassion for feral cats throughout the United States. Many feline rescue organizations nationwide will be hosting special events in observance of the day. Branford Compassion Club is in dire need of cat food to get it through the fall and winter seasons, as well as monetary donations to fund spay/neuter programs which reduce the feral cat population. Volunteers from BCC take care of multiple feral colonies in the surrounding area every day, 365 days a year. Monetary donations and/or donations of unopened canned (pate) and dry cat food can be dropped off at the Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue and Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road in North Branford, on Saturday, October 20 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Animal Awareness Day 2018

Sponsorships and vendor & rescue groups are still URGENTLY NEEDED to support Animal Awareness Day! We are extending the deadline to respond to September 7th. All help and support is deeply appreciated!

Branford Compassion Club will host its annual Animal Awareness Day, featuring the Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 7, 2018, rain or shine, on the Branford Green from Noon – 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. We hope you will join us!

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

We are looking for sponsors, and also vendors and rescue/animal groups to rent space for a booth. For more information on how to participate, contact:
Christina (Chris) Gagne, Event Chairperson, or click here for more information.


Sunday, October 7, 2018
Noon – 4 p.m.

Vendor/Rescue Registration Form
Sponsorship Form

Event Chairperson
Christina (Chris) Gagne

Volunteer Recruitment


Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center will be hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Day on Saturday, September 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Animal lovers wishing to make a difference are invited to spend the afternoon, learn about the many volunteer positions available, chat with volunteers and enjoy refreshments. Volunteers are needed for shelter feeding and cleaning shifts, fostering, fundraising and feeding at feral colonies.  It’s purrfect for retirees or students wanting to earn volunteer credits.  Please note, volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue and Adoption Center is located at 2037 Foxon Rd. For more information, call 203-483-6369.



Summer Food & Supply Drive

Kitten season is here! And Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center will be holding a food and supply drive on Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to gather provisions for its new arrivals. Cans of Fancy Feast turkey kitten food and Yesterday’s News Cat litter are high on the wish list, along with canned pate and dry cat food, paper towels, kitchen trash bags, dish detergent, hand soap, HE laundry detergent and Tidy Cats litter.

Click here for a more complete wish list.

Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue and Adoption Center is located at 2037 Foxon Rd and is open to the public on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by and visit the many cats and kittens up for adoption.

Mama Meow Italian Dinner


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, online at 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, or stop by in person. Send questions to

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?
$125 for cats, $200 for kittens

Two kittens adopted together is $350 ($25 off each kitten) and $200 for 2 adults adopted together ($25 off each as well).

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.