The Groton Animal Foundation

The Groton Animal Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which raises funds to subsidize the general needs of the Town of Groton Animal Control Facility and the medical needs of its residing animals. In addition, the Groton Animal Foundation advocates for the animals by educating the public and funding ancillary programs.

Local girls raise money for animals

The Groton Animal Foundation recently received a generous donation from a group of talented girls, who created hand-made bracelets and sold them to raise funds to help the animals at Groton Animal Control.


From left to right: Lauren Gerrish (red jacket), Clara Gerrish (pink jacket), Natalie Kite, Madison Kite, Natasha Wessner, Animal Contol Officer Christine O’Brien, and Rick Gerrish.


In the photo of the sale from left to right: Katie T (Natalie & Madison’s friend), Madison and Natalie.

GAF Board Members

GAF Board Members from Left – Johonor Santos, Marilyn Goodman, Mary Kelly, Heather Picazio, Suzanne Roy, Nancy Wilkie, Animal Control Officer – Christine O’Brien. Clara Gerrish, Madison Kite, Lauren Gerrish and Natalie Kite (kneeling)


2014 Annual Appeal

rescuedThe Groton Animal Foundation will begin mailing its annual appeal letters to donors within a few days. You may view the letter here. Donations can be made online using a credit card by clicking here. You may also donate by check payable to Groton Animal Foundation, and mailed to:

Groton Animal Foundation
PO Box 7023
Groton, CT 06340

All donations are tax deductible. We are sincerely grateful to all our generous donors who support our cause.


Annual Cause For Paws Fundraiser is September 13, 2014

Our annual fall fundraiser, Cause For Paws, will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shennecossett Yacht Club in Groton (get directions). This event will feature a wine and beer tasting with more than a dozen vendors coordinated by The Grapevine. We will also raffle off donated baskets filled with everything from chocolate, wine, and cookies to beauty and food. There will also be music and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.
As always, the best part is that all proceeds from this fun night go to benefit the animals at the Groton Animal Control facility. The generosity of our community makes it possible for many more animals to find good, loving homes. This would not be possible without the support of our friends and neighbors.

Cause For Paws tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 at the door. You can purchase tickets at The Grapevine, 766 Long Hill Rd, Groton, CT or call (860) 446-8053. You may also order tickets online by clicking here. Bring all your friends.

If you wish to sponsor this event, please see our sponsorship information here.

We look forward to seeing you for a great night in September!

GAF receives donation from Myers Family Charitable Fund

manatee-community-foundationThe Groton Animal Foundation recently received a large gift from the Myers Family Charitable Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation. The foundation based in Bradenton, Florida is a 501(c) 3 with a mission to connect the charitable interests of donors with the on-going needs of the community. The grant will be used for general support.

We are deeply grateful to the Myers Family Charitable Fund and the Manatee Community Foundation for this very generous gift.