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.

Pleasant Valley Elementary students make generous contribution

Pleasant Valley note 2014

A note from students that accompanied a generous donation this week from the students at Pleasant Valley Elementary School.

Fourth-grade students from Pleasant Valley Elementary School recently made a kind and generous donation to help the animals at Groton’s animal shelter. Throughout the year, students are rewarded for good behavior with vouchers that can be used in the school store to purchase supplies.

In April, teacher Elena Lockett came up with an idea: students were given an alternative to spending their rewards at the store. Instead, they could donate those hard-earned slips of paper to help the animals at the shelter. The civic-minded students quickly seized the opportunity to help, and far exceeded the expectations of their teachers. By last week, they raised more than $700 for the animals! We think that’s pretty amazing, and very generous. They have made all of us here at GAF, along with their teachers and parents very proud. There was even a wonderful story about their efforts in The Day.

The money these students raised will go to pay for medical care of animals at the shelter, so they have a better chance to be adopted. Often, this care is what makes all the difference in the lives of shelter pets looking for permanent homes with loving families.

Thanks once more to the students, teachers, and staff of Pleasant Valley Elementary School for their generous donation!

A wish list for Animal Control

wishingGroton Animal Control now has an Amazon Wish List, and we would like to invite our generous friends to browse through it and send along any item you would like to donate to the shelter. Any item on the list should ship automatically to the shelter, but if the address doesn’t show up when you check out, please ship it to:

Groton Animal Control
68 Groton Long Point Road
Groton, CT 06340

Once you add the address to your Amazon account, it will remain there, so sending items on the wish list will always be convenient. And did we mention appreciated? GAF would like to thank everyone who donates items to the shelter. These items really do make a huge difference in reducing fear and providing recreation and comfort to a shelter pet while it awaits a new home.  Thank you everyone for your kindness and your support.

The wish list will be updated periodically, and remain in the sidebar of the site so it is always easy to find.

Missing cat database launched

missingThe Groton Animal Foundation has just added a new feature to this website to help pet owners with missing cats. If you have lost a cat, you can now report details and upload photos of your pet to our site. Those photos and descriptions will show up on a page here, where all listing will be posted.

If you find a cat, or notice a new cat in the neighborhood, please check this page to see if someone is missing it. Contact Animal Control at (860) 441-6709 if you have any questions.

Remember that microchipping your pet is the best step you can take to help find your pet if she is ever lost. All cats and dogs impounded by Animal Control are routinely checked for microchips, and those with them always go home.