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.

GAF display at Groton Public Library in April

GAF's library display

In this photo are volunteers Lauren Kearney (left) and Melissa Kearney (right) who helped our Education Director Suzanne Roy with the project.

Our PETASTIC! display is up at the Groton Public Library through the month of April. Be sure to check out the trivia, find out how small a pet microchip really is, see the oldest expired dog tag in the town’s collection, and “tag and brag” if you licensed your dog in your town!

Coyotes on the Block: How to Protect Your Pets

coyote on the blockThe Groton Animal Foundation Presents

Coyotes on the Block: How to Protect Your Pets

A Free Public Workshop
by The Humane Society of the United States

Learn the technique that can help you keep coyotes from returning to your neighborhoods

Saturday, April 25th
9:30 – 11a.m.
Groton Senior Center
102 Newtown Road
Groton, CT

Please download our flyer to share.

2014 medical program details

Below is a brief summary of the various medical programs GAF operates throughout the year. Funding for these programs comes from private donations, grants, and fundraising activities, such as our annual fall fundraiser, Cause For Paws.

Program # Animals Helped Veterinary Fees Description of Program
Groton Animal Control Facility Emergency Medical Care 65 $11,672.85 Provided all resident animals at the Groton Animal Control Facility.
Bill Subsidy Program

39 $8,566.34 Provided bill subsidy for pets of financially challenged Groton citizens
Feral Cat Program 56 $4,018.48 Spaying/neutering and inoculation of feral cats; in addition, provided extended medical care when needed


160 $24,257.67

Thanks to our many generous sponsors

The Groton Animal Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the individuals and businesses below for sponsoring our annual wine and beer tasting fundraiser, Cause For Paws. We are very fortunate to have such a generous and supportive community pulling together to make this event a success.

We hope you will visit their websites, and their businesses.

All Bright Canines
Bailey Agencies

Bank Square Books
Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue
The Cartells
Coastal Veterinary Surgical Services *
Companion Animal Hospital *
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Dog Guard of Eastern CT/RI ***
ENVY Boutique
Fort Rachel Marina
Four Paws Veterinary Services
Ken’s Tackle Shop

Joseph Mariani
Thomas McBride
My Dog’s Place
Northeast Forensics, LLC *
Par 4 Restaurant
Quick ‘N Clean Car Wash
Rhodes Collar
Sally Beauty Supply
Thames Valley Communications
Town of Groton Parks and Recreation
Twin Pines Veterinary
Utopia Salon

*** Gold Sponsor   ** Silver Sponsor   * Bronze Sponsor

In addition, we’d like to thank the following for their help in making the event a success:

Carol Hessler Par 4 Restaurant
CJ Patel, Grapevine That Sew Debbie
Groton Animal Foundation Board Members