Branford Compassion Club 2019 Year End Report

Dear Friends,

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.

Thank you!

Best Wishes,

Margaret (Peg) Johnson
Board President

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!

Thank you!

Peg Johnson, President
& the Board of Directors

The Great Give Results!

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

Food Drive and Spay/Neuter Fundraiser to Benefit Feral Cats

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.