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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Our Spring & Easter Chocolate Fundraiser with Gertrude Hawk chocolates runs now through March 8. If you love chocolates and would like to help the kitties, please check out the catalog on www.gertrudehawkchocolates.com/fund-raising.
To place an order, you’ll need our Participant Number (702803) or you can type in Branford Compassion Club. Click on any member name and start ordering!
You can also stop by Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Rd, North Branford, any Saturday before March 8 to order from the catalog.
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.