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Meriden Humane Society
PAWS Homes Partners
203-238-3650    ♦   Website ♦   Facebook
​The Meriden Humane Society is a No-Kill, non-profit animal shelter. We are saving lives and making changes, one adoption at a time. We can't save every animal, but we can make a difference in the lives of every animal that walks through our doors. 

203-270-0228 ♦  Website ♦ Facebook
The Animal Center is a volunteer-staffed, Newtown-based 501 (c)(3) animal welfare charity founded in 2004, EIN # 20-2098257. 
We run a Feline Rescue & Adoption Program and a Feral Cat Assistance Program for the Newtown area through a foster newtwork. We do not have a shelter at this time.  If you need assistance or would like to adopt, contact us by: Telephone (203)270-0228 or email:

The Animal Center
Pet Protectors
(203) 330-0255 ♦  Website
2490 Black Rock Turnpike, #453 Fairfield, CT 06825
Pet Protectors Inc. is a 501 (c)3, non-profit, tax deductible, animal rescue organization dedicated to giving a second chance to homeless and abandoned animals.  Pet Protectors in its existence of over 12 years has rescued many dogs / cats and placed them in wonderful forever right matched homes. At this time Pet Protectors is in urgent need of reliable foster homes for some of their rescued animals. EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED. For more information on their Foster Care Program, info on animals for adoption, upcoming events, volunteer information and much more, please call them and also see their website.  Email: 

(860-569-0722 ♦  Website  ♦ Facebook
144 Main St. Unit O East Hartford, CT. 06118 
Protecting animals and preserving communities. We are a nonprofit 501c3 no-kill animal rescue and shelter. POA was formed in 1975 to rescue abandoned, abused and stray cats and dogs. Today we are one of the oldest and most respected animal welfare organizations in the northeast. POA is here to stay! You will not find a more dedicated, experienced or thorough resource for improving the lives of Connecticut cats and dogs. We are a member of Local Independent Charities of America (LICA). POA is honored to be able to display the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. The Seal is awarded to members of Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document and demonstrate that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program and cost effectiveness.  Shelter Email:, Main Contact: Jody Macrina,

Protectors of Animals, Inc.
 860-685-0008 ♦   Website  
Riding Center: 874 Millbrook Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Mailing address: 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053
Founded in 1999, Manes & Motions is a therapeutic horseback riding center located at the beautiful Daniels Farm in Middletown. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization providing children and adults living with special needs the opportunity to enjoy equine-related activities for therapeutic, recreational, sport and educational purposes. We offer services to a wide scope of participants with cognitive and physical special needs including, but not limited to, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, development disabilities, Down syndrome, mental retardation, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Among the beneficiaries of the riding program are U.S. veterans coping with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) incurred through military service. Manes & Motions is a Premier Accredited Center of PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) and a Member of the Hospital for Special Care Community.

Manes & Motions Theraputic Riding Center, Inc. 
Ruff Start Happy Tails
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41 Hitchingpost Dr., Torrington, CT 06790

Ruff Start Happy Tails is dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless animals, many of whom are rescued at the very last moment from euthanasia at shelters. We provide a safe haven to all those who find their way to us through a variety of circumstances. Ruff Start Happy Tails is a Connecticut based 501c3 that works endlessly to save dogs from situations in which dogs are picked up as strays, abandoned, or set for euthanasia. A rescue who's commitment continues and will never change. 

Our Mission: Ruff Start Happy Tails believes that animals deserve our love, compassion, and respect. Our purpose is to rescue dogs and to provide care for orphaned, stray, and abused dogs. Through rehabilitation, socialization and adoption, we strive to provide a humane service to all dogs that come into our rescue. Additionally we provide awareness about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their important effect on the dog overpopulation crisis.

WAG - We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc
A Non-Profit Greyhound Adoption Group
PO Box 1114  Glastonbury, CT 06033
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We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc. is a non-profit all volunteer organization dedicated to providing food, shelter and medical care for Greyhounds when they are dismissed from the racing industry until a “suitable” forever home is found. The organization offers education to the general public related to this special breed. WAG also promotes an appreciation of these exceptional animals as pets, before, during and after placement.