Branford Compassion Club will host its annual Animal Awareness Day, featuring the Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 6, 2019, rain or shine, on the Branford Green from 12 noon to – 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 so we are extremely grateful to all of our supporters in the local community. We hope you will join us! We will be looking for sponsors, vendors of all types, as well as rescue groups – if you know anyone who would like to become a sponsor, or would like to rent table/booth space, please have them contact me directly.
Spread the word about this celebration of the furry, feathered, scaly and finned members of our families – a Petoctoberfest of music, food, bake sale, special kids’ activities, surprises, education and awareness and just plain FUN for all.
For more information on how to participate, contact:
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.