We Need Your Support! Become a Sponsor Today!

Dear Branford Compassion Club Supporter,

This year brings an additional challenge, one we share with the whole community and country: the COVID-19 virus. At this time, Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center remains closed to the public, but we continue our mission of caring for homeless felines.

Our face to face fundraisers had to be cancelled and new on-line events had to be created to meet our growing needs!

Our average expenses are hovering at $12,000 a month!

This kitten season we rescued 18 mom cats and 113 kittens. As of August 3, 62 kittens and 12 mom cats are in foster care, awaiting adoption. This week our pending vet bills for non-routine care is approaching $2,500.00!

Please choose a giving level below and help us continue our mission by becoming an Annual Sustaining Sponsor:

Protector – $600 (only $50 a month)
Champion – $300 (only $25 a month)
Guardian – $120 (only $10 a month)

Send a donation via the donation buttons below or send a check to:

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

For a few dollars or less a day – you can make a huge difference in the quality of life for our furry friends!

As a Sustaining Sponsor you will help ensure a steady stream of needed funding that will enable us to continue our mission to neuter, vaccinate, test and provide medical intervention for every feline that passes through our doors!

Abandoned cats are dependent on us to provide a safe haven where they can receive medical care and get the help they need to find a forever home!

Branford Compassion Club has been here since 1997, and we continue to provide vital and lifesaving services to cats and kittens in need but, we can’t continue to do this without a major increase in sustainable support!

We cannot continue our mission without an increased source of sustainable funding. We urgently need your help, and all donations of any amount are always appreciated!

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity! We count on you, as an animal lover, to continue our mission!

Sincerely,

Margaret Johnson, President

* Please consider a gift sponsorship for a hard to shop for family member or friend!


CLICK HERE TO BECOME AN ANNUAL SUSTAINING SPONSOR NOW!

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The Branford Compassion Club is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


 

Branford Compassion Club 2019 Year End Report

Dear Friends,

What a year we had! We took in 283 felines, found forever homes for 223, spayed/neutered 47 and returned them to their feral colonies, enhanced the shelter with newly painted, renovated rooms and cat furniture, expanded our donor database, researched and pursued new grant-making organizations, and found thousands of new friends on Facebook.

• CLICK HERE to read the full Branford Compassion Club 2019 Year End Report

For most non-profits, every year is financially challenging, but 2019 was especially so for Branford Compassion Club. Over the summer months, our financial situation caused us to freeze new intakes to the shelter. In response, BCC added three more fundraisers to its calendar and created a sustaining sponsorship program on its website for supporters to donate monthly. We informed our supporters and the media about our uncertain fate and word of our financial troubles travelled fast. The Board of Directors and volunteers are so very grateful to everyone who came to our aid, whether donating through our monthly sponsorship program or offering assistance and words of encouragement. In times of adversity, you really do know who your friends are. And we know ours. We are happy to report we ended the year in the black, thanks to you!

This year, however, brings an additional challenge, one we share with the whole community and country: the COVID-19 virus. At this time, Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center remains closed to the public, but we continue our mission of caring for homeless felines. Adoption applications are still being processed and approved adopters will be notified by email or phone. Applications can be downloaded here.

We look forward to the future, even though many challenges lie ahead of us. Our volunteers are dedicated, and our supporters are compassionate and generous. Together we will continue to give homeless, abandoned, and feral cats a better life.

Thank you!

Best Wishes,

Margaret (Peg) Johnson
Board President

2020 Kitten Appeal

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.!

This year, however, brings an additional challenge, one we share with the whole community and country: the COVID-19 virus.

At this time, Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center remains closed to the public, but we continue our mission of caring for homeless felines.

We have had to cancel many events and our cats need your help!

How can you help support these adorable babies and their mom’s?

Send a donation via our website (click here) 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!

Peg Johnson, President
& the Board of Directors

BCC Holds Two Winter Fundraisers to Benefit Homeless Cats

Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center kicks off 2020 with two fundraisers to keep the kitties warm and fed this winter. The first is a food and supply drive on Saturday, January 25 (snow date is Feb 1) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its shelter, located at 2037 Foxon Rd. The kitties’ wish list includes Purina Friskies Chicken or Turkey Pate, Blue Buffalo Healthy Gourmet Chicken or Turkey Pate for cats or kittens, Earthborn Feline Primitive dry cat food and Yesterday’s News cat litter. For a complete wish list, please click here.

BCC’s second fundraiser, “Hearts for Cats,” runs during the entire month of February. It’s the purrfect gift for your valentine cat lover. With a donation of $25 or $50 you can dedicate a heart on BCC’s Donor Wall Tree of Life to that special valentine or pet. Pink hearts can be purchased with a $25 donation and red hearts with a $50. The name of that special person or pet will be inscribed on the pink or red heart painted on the donor wall tree. All donations will benefit the BCC homeless cats.

BCC is in great need of volunteers at the shelter to help feed, clean and socialize our cats. There are immediate opening for morning and evening shifts. Volunteer application forms can be found on the website or call 203-483-6369. You can also stop by any Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cats and kittens will surely help you get rid the winter blues and put a smile on your face.

Cool Cats Jazz Brunch Benefit

KICK BACK BEFORE KICKOFF AT NOVEMBER 3 COOL CATS JAZZ BRUNCH BENEFIT FOR BRANFORD COMPASSION CLUB

The Branford Compassion Club is presenting an encore of its popular Cool Cats Jazz Brunch benefit emceed by WTNH News 8 anchor Darren Kramer and featuring the esteemed Jeff Fuller and the Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble.

The buffet brunch is Sunday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club, 2 Club Parkway. There is a donation of $50 a person. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4406272 or by email at bccspecialevents32@gmail.com.

The cool jazz of the Premier Jazz Ensemble quintet sets just the right vibe for a little repast before the Sunday football slate. If the music doesn’t chill you out, the club’s stunning views of Long Island Sound will, not to mention its renowned Sunday brunch. There will be a silent auction and cash bar.

Proceeds help defray operating costs at the nonprofit’s Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Road, North Branford, and support its mission to feed, shelter and care for homeless, abandoned and feral cats and educate the public about the importance of spay/neuter population control responsible pet ownership and kindness to animals through community outreach.

“We are thrilled to bring back Jeff Fuller and his talented musicians, and we thank Darren for giving up a Sunday for us,” said BCC President Peg Johnson. “It’s a wonderful way to enjoy some great music and help our cause at the same time.”

Fuller, a performer, teacher and composer, is one of the most sought-after musicians in Connecticut. The award-winning bassist has toured with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Mose Allison, “Papa” Jo Jones, Gerry Mulligan and Clark Terry. Fuller was the 2014 recipient of the annual Jazz Haven Award for “presenting and preserving the culture of jazz.” His trio featuring pianist Darren Litzie and drummer Ben Bilello has released three CDs.

Kramer, the popular anchor of WTNH News 8, has been in the news business for more than three decades. The Wisconsin native is a talented amateur photographer who gives generously of his time to charities. He has a large following on Twitter, where he is a prolific Tweeter of both wry commentary and news postings.

Branford Compassion Club was founded in 1997. Its Feline Rescue & Adoption Center has adopted out more than 2,600 cats or kittens since its 2011opening. To donate or for more information, visit http://www.branfordcompassonclub.org.

PHOTO CREDITS: Jeff Fuller: StudioDUDA Photography. Darren Kramer: WTNH

Mangia for Meows: Dinner & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

SOLD OUT!

Please join us for dinner at Rosso Vino restaurant in Branford with wine tasting by Murphy Distributors on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6 p.m.  All proceeds benefit Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center.  Donation $50.

Enjoy this evening that includes a selection of wine tastings and a delicious dinner with minestrone soup, choice of house salad or Caesar salad, choice of eggplant or meat lasagna, and bread pudding for dessert, with coffee or tea. Cash bar.

All to help save homeless cats!

Thanks in advance for your support!

SOLD OUT!


Can’t attend the dinner? You can still support BCC with a tax deductible donation.


Spirit Medium and Clairvoyant Helps Raise Funds for Homeless Cats

Avant Garde Holistic Center will sponsor “An Evening with Spirit Medium Althea DePascale,” a fundraising event benefiting Branford Compassion Club on Saturday, September 14, from 7-9 p.m. at Avant Garde Holistic Center, 328 E. Main St. DePascale is a spirit medium who has the ability to connect with loved ones and pets that have crossed over to the other side. The evening event is a gallery-style presentation, and not everyone will receive a message. The suggested donation is $10. For reservations, call 203-481-8443 or email AvantGardeCT13@yahoo.com.

Branford Compassion Club Hosts Cats On Tap Beer Party

There’s a party brewing to benefit the homeless felines under the care of Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center. The Cats on Tap Beer Party fun begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 at the Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park Drive, Branford. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the shelter on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by emailing bccspecialevents32@gmail.com. A cash bar with beer, wine and soda, lite bites and 10 raffle tickets to a mystery raffle are included. Please join us for an evening of fun and merriment.

Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, located at 2037 Foxon Rd in North Branford is open to the public on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 pm. For more information, please visit http://www.branfordcompassionclub.org or 203-483-6369.

The Boon Supply Catalog & Online Fundraiser

The Boon Supply (formerly Mixed Bag Designs) Catalog & Online Fundraiser is underway! Seller packets with catalogs and order forms are available in the shelter lobby. Sample reusable bags are on display in the lobby for you to view.

There are 3 ways to shop, by CATALOG, ONLINE, & TEXT.

CATALOG orders must be returned to me no later than August 31. Checks must be made payable to Branford Compassion Club. There is no sales tax on catalog items, but there is a shipping charge of $1 per item. You must add in $1 on the order form for every item purchased.

For ONLINE orders go to boonsupply.com/949093. Our Fundraising ID is 949093. Please NOTE: Online shopping orders charge sales tax & a shipping fee. The purchases will be shipped directly to the purchaser’s home. ONLINE shopping runs until December 31.

Buyers also have the option to TEXT. TEXT 949093 to 888-886-0998. Buyers will be charged sales tax and shipping fee and purchases will be shipped directly to purchaser’s home.

So it’s less expensive to order from the catalog, since catalog orders do not charge sales tax. However, its more convenient to shop online, since the purchaser will get their orders shipped directly.

Please support Branford Compassion Club and the Connecticut Statewide Plastic Bag Ban! SAVE CATS & THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!!

Thanks in advance for your help & support!

*Branford Compassion Club will receive 40% of every purchased item.