Avant Garde Holistic Center will sponsor “An Evening with Spirit Medium Althea DePascale,” a fundraising event benefiting Branford Compassion Club on Saturday, October 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Avant Garde Holistic Center, 328 East Main Street Branford. 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, please call 203-481-8443 or email AvantGardeCT13@yahoo.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com.