Animal Awareness Month – Thank you!

The Board of Directors at Branford Compassion Club would like to thank the following sponsors who so generously supported Animal Awareness Month in the month of October!

Platinum Sponsors:
Branford Veterinary Hospital
c2c Graphics
WordWorks LLC

Gold Sponsors:
Susan Barnes
Branford Community Foundation
The Dogfather Mobile Grooming
Guilford Savings Bank
Shore Publishing
Nick’s Wicks Candles

Silver Sponsors:
Aquatic Pool & Spa Services
Companions & Homemakers
In Memory of Jupiter Johnson
Eunice Lasala
Pawson Group

Bronze Sponsors:
Physical Fitness LLC
Shoreline Pet Lodge
Van Wilgen’s Garden Center

Though we were not able to have our annual event on the Branford Green, we are very grateful to everyone who contributed to and supported these various events, raising $8783.00:

  • Sponsorship Donations: $5550.00
  • Silent Auction: $1205.00
  • Pet Memorial Leaves: $1840.00
  • Nick’s Wicks Candles: $188.00

In addition, many people donated much-needed pet food and supplies all month.

Deep appreciation to Pastors Vance Taylor of North Branford Congregational Church and Lucy LaRocca of Zion Episcopal Church who kindly donated their time and services to bless the animals coming to the Blessing of the Animals Drive-through on October 4th.

Also thank you to the following volunteers who helped with these events: Donna Doherty, Susan Barnes, Judy Thompson, and Dick Hasbany.

Animal Awareness Month Events


October 4 at 1:30 p.m.

A Drive-Through Event at North Branford Congregational Church
1680 Foxon Rd. (RT 80), North Branford

Vehicles may begin to line up at the church parking lot entrance at Rt. 80 & North St.  Volunteers will be there to direct you.  You will remain in your vehicle with your pet and the blessing will be administered by a Minister.

Exit will be out Church St. at the traffic light.

Personalized framed blessings will be available to order & purchase from our website for $10.00.  You can mail a check for $10.00 made payable to Branford Compassion Club, and send it to BCC, 2037 Foxon Rd., North Branford, CT 06471 . You MUST include the following information:  Your pet’s name, and your full name.  We must receive this no later than Oct. 20.  Framed blessings will be available to be picked up at the shelter on Oct. 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

With deep appreciation to Pastor Vance Taylor at NBCC, and the Reverend Lucy LaRocca, Vicar at Zion Episcopal Church, for donating their time  to bless our beloved pets!

Selling October 1 – 31
To Decorate the Shelter’s Giving Tree of Life Mural

(CLICK HERE for details.)

Selling October 1 – 31

Nick Vigliotti is a 9-year old local boy in Guilford who loves animals and started his own candle-making business during the COVID lockdown to help raise funds for local shelters and rescue groups!  Each month he selects a different animal rescue group to benefit from candle sales.  During the month of October, a portion of proceeds from his candle sales will be donated to BCC. 

Candles may be purchased at 2 locations in Guilford:

The Marketplace, 77 Whitfield St.
Ella’s, 90 Broad St.

or ordered from Nick’s Etsy Shop.

• Click here to learn more about Nick! *

October 1 – 31

Check our website for our current needs and you can order from Amazon Smile or Chewy and have your purchases shipped directly to the shelter!