Branford Compassion Club Turns 20!


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Pat Cotton and Boots

Twenty years after its founding by Eunice Lasala, Friskie Wheeler, and Ann Marie Lorello, the Branford Compassion Club has grown from a group of dedicated volunteers feeding feral colonies to a full service brick and mortar adoption facility.

That facility, officially the Branford Compassion Club Feline Rescue and Adoption Center, now has a full-time shelter manager, Pat Cotton, who oversees the daily care and vetting of all the felines who set paws through the doors. Since opening more than six years ago, close to 1,500 felines have found their forever homes, and approximately 2,000 total since 2008. Cotton is backed up by a team of 50 to 60 volunteers who cover all shifts within the shelter. Another 30 or so help with non-shelter related work such as publicity and fundraising.

Read the whole story here.

Cats on the Lookout for Human Kindness


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The community cats in my town are lucky to have such devoted caregivers. I post occasional updates on one colony on ExclusivelyCats and in the Branford Eagle, my local online newspaper. Here’s the current report.

You can read previous stories on Branford’s community cats here, here, and here.

 

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