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.

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

Photos from Woofstock 2014

Photos from our first annual Woofstock, held on August 16th on the green at Olde Mistick Village. Please click a thumbnail to view larger images.

An Act of Kindness

Gizmo, a Maltese, was one of five dogs seized in Groton as a cruelty case back in 2011. He required surgery and had to have almost all of his teeth pulled. His fur was horribly matted and needed to be shaved. The Groton Animal Foundation received many donations to help defray the cost of his care and paid for everything else not covered. And now, through the generosity of Jo-Anne Lewis, Gizmo is paying it forward so that other animals in need, get the medical attention they deserve. Gizmo now resides with Paul and Carol Shinn of Groton who adore him.

Jo-Ann Lewis, Gizmo and Carol Shinn

Jo-Ann Lewis, Gizmo and Carol Shinn

Heather Picazio and Gizmo

Heather Picazio and Gizmo