Dear Friend of the Branford Compassion Club,
The Branford Compassion Club is once again able to participate in the Community Foundation of New Haven’s- The Great Give on May 5-6, 2020, during the hours of 8:00am – 8:00pm!
You can support the Branford Compassion Club by making a donation on line– thegreatgive.org.
Be sure you select the Branford Compassion Club as your donor choice!
This year the Konopacke Fund at The Community Foundation has generously set aside $10,000 for a Great Give match pool that will be pro-rated by the number of donors to approximately 11 organizations that provide shelter to animals.
Our organization is on the list!
This means that we will get a pro-rated portion of the $10,000 based on the number of unique donors who make gifts between April 6 and May 6 at 8:00 p.m. For instance, if all of the eligible organizations have a total of 1,000 donors combined, then each donor we get will earn $10 for your organization.
Additionally, if you are a Branford resident, by donating to The Great Give, you will be able to further help the Branford Compassion Club!
The Branford Community Foundation will be awarding one $500 prize during The Great Give!
Our organization is eligible due to its participation in The Great Give and our organization’s location in Branford.
Please share and encourage family members, friends and neighbors to support the Branford Compassion Club during The Great Give!
Please mark your calendars for May 5 & 6, and take the time to donate!
We need every penny raised to continue to support our mission to neuter, vaccinate, test and provide medical intervention for every feline that passes through our doors!
Our Cats Need YOUR Help! As we find our way through this historical time with the current COVID-19 crisis, we need your help more than ever! Be a part of making a BIG impact on your community and help make giving history during The Great Give 2020!
Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal!
The Branford Compassion Club
Branford Compassion Club 2019 Year End Report
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.
Margaret (Peg) Johnson
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!
Peg Johnson, President
& the Board of Directors
Online Spring Food & Supply Drive
Online Fundraiser – March 21 – March 28, 2020
CLICK HERE for Our Amazon Wish List
For Delivery to Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, 2037 Foxon Rd, North Branford, CT 06471
We are closely tracking the development of COVID-19 and are prioritizing wellness of our volunteers and community. As a purely precautionary measure, effective immediately, and until further notice, the Branford Compasion Club adoption center is closed to the general public. Potential adopters should download our application online and submit it by email. Please be patient if there are delays in processing applications. Approved adopters will be notified by email or phone and may then make appointments to visit the shelter. Thank you for your understanding and be well!
POSTPONED: Spring Fashion Show & Brunch
This event has been postponed. Watch for details.
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Branford Compassion Club Kitties Offer Big ‘Thank You’ at March Open House
It’s party time at the Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center.
Yes, the cats are throwing an open-house party Sunday, March 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the 2037 Foxon Road venue to thank their donors and sponsors and celebrate the shelter’s 9th anniversary. Visitors will be greeted by volunteers, a glass of wine or Shirley Temple and plenty of nibbles to nosh.
The shelter had a rough year financially in 2019, but its generous supporters answered the call for support to help keep open the doors of the 22-year-old feline rescue and adoption nonprofit.
“Our sustaining sponsorship program really made the difference,” says BCC President Peg Johnson. “If it weren’t for our supporters committing to regular monthly or yearly donations, we might not be able to celebrate this anniversary. If you’ve never visited our shelter, I encourage you to stop by the March 29th party or during our regular Saturday hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Our cats are happy and well cared for, thanks to our dedicated volunteers and our even more dedicated Shelter Manager Lianne Soucy. I’m proud of our organization and the wonderful work we do.”
BCC not only helps cats, but also helps people who care enough about cats to seek help for an abandoned cat living outside or help those who are no longer able to physically or financially care for their own cats, which can be a heartbreaking and stressful situation.
While no donations will be solicited at the open-house party, information about becoming a sustaining sponsor or donating to BCC may be found at its website at http://www.branfordcompassionclub.org.