Branford Compassion Club Hosts Cats On Tap Beer Party

There’s a party brewing to benefit the homeless felines under the care of Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center. The Cats on Tap Beer Party fun begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 at the Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park Drive, Branford. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the shelter on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by emailing bccspecialevents32@gmail.com. A cash bar with beer, wine and soda, lite bites and 10 raffle tickets to a mystery raffle are included. Please join us for an evening of fun and merriment.

Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center, located at 2037 Foxon Rd in North Branford is open to the public on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 pm. For more information, please visit www.branfordcompassionclub.org or 203-483-6369.

The Boon Supply Catalog & Online Fundraiser

The Boon Supply (formerly Mixed Bag Designs) Catalog & Online Fundraiser is underway! Seller packets with catalogs and order forms are available in the shelter lobby. Sample reusable bags are on display in the lobby for you to view.

There are 3 ways to shop, by CATALOG, ONLINE, & TEXT.

CATALOG orders must be returned to me no later than August 31. Checks must be made payable to Branford Compassion Club. There is no sales tax on catalog items, but there is a shipping charge of $1 per item. You must add in $1 on the order form for every item purchased.

For ONLINE orders go to boonsupply.com/949093. Our Fundraising ID is 949093. Please NOTE: Online shopping orders charge sales tax & a shipping fee. The purchases will be shipped directly to the purchaser’s home. ONLINE shopping runs until December 31.

Buyers also have the option to TEXT. TEXT 949093 to 888-886-0998. Buyers will be charged sales tax and shipping fee and purchases will be shipped directly to purchaser’s home.

So it’s less expensive to order from the catalog, since catalog orders do not charge sales tax. However, its more convenient to shop online, since the purchaser will get their orders shipped directly.

Please support Branford Compassion Club and the Connecticut Statewide Plastic Bag Ban! SAVE CATS & THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!!

Thanks in advance for your help & support!

*Branford Compassion Club will receive 40% of every purchased item.

Branford Compassion Club Holds Double Fundraiser

Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center will be holding a dual fundraiser on Saturday, July 20. A Summer Catwalk (Sidewalk) Sale and Food and Supply Drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s a great opportunity for animal lovers to buy pet-motif baskets for your dog or cat and special handcrafted items for your home or pet at discounted prices while donating cat food and shelter supplies, all to benefit the shelter cats. Please click here for a complete kitty Wish List.

The shelter is located at 2037 Foxon Road and is open Saturdays to the public from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers are needed for direct care and socializing. Please inquire within or call 203-483-6369.

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

Branford Compassion Club Honors Moms with Mama Meow Benefit Buffet May 9

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 bccspecialevents32@gmail.com 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 contact_us@branfordcompassionclub.org.

 

“Just For Kittens” Food & Supply Drive

Springtime is not just about daffodils, tulips and warm weather. It’s also about the many kittens born homeless; in need of food, veterinary care and shelter. Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue & Adoption Center will hold its first Just for Kittens food and supply drive Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

BCC’s wish list for the kittens include cans of Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Turkey or Chicken pate, Wellness Complete Health Chicken, Blue Buffalo Kitten, KMR Kitten  Formula (powdered), Earthborn Primitive Feline Cat & Kitten Dry Food, Yesterday’s News Cat Litter, toys, tunnels and scratchers. Monetary donations for veterinary care are always greatly appreciated.

BCC Feline Rescue & Adoption Center is located at 2037 Foxon Road. For more information download the flyer or call 203-483-6369.

Branford Compassion Club Annual Spring Bake Sale

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.