Connecticut Cat Connection was started from a one person rescue in the 80’s by taking in one stray at a time, to working with other rescue organizations in the 2000’s, to expanding to its own organization under the name Cat Haven in 2003. Due to the increasing need to help more cats and the expense associated with any animal rescue, in 2007 the organization became a non-profit and officially changed its name to Connecticut Cat Connection. In October 2010, CCC expanded yet again and opened it’s first brick and mortar, street side Adoption Center in Windsor, CT, making their mission of “Finding ‘Forever Homes’ for every cat…”, a little bit easier. What began by taking in a few cats a year, to 100 cats a year, then upward of 200 cats a year in 2010, has now increased to approximately 700 cats a year.
Over the years CCC estimates the shelter and it’s group of volunteers have rescued and re-placed over 2,000 cats. This is a tremendous success, however, it comes with much effort and comes high financial cost absorbing the high medical expenses associated with a no kill policy. In 2015, we moved to our new adoption center, this property will give us many opportunities to expand for the future and to better be able to house our kitties comfortably and stress-free!
Run entirely by volunteers and funded by individual contributions and fundraising events throughout the year, Connecticut Cat Connection is the definition of a Non-Profit. Every penny raised is used solely for veterinary bills, spaying and neutering, adoption center expenses, cat food, litter, advertising, costs for fundraising events, and financial assistance to those who need help with veterinary bills or food for their animals if funding is available.
We are always in need of donations, gifts, bequests and memorial contributions.
To learn more about how to contribute funds, supplies or your time, please go to our Get Involved page. Please, take a moment to consider helping us to continue placing happy cats into people’s lives.