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.
We’re excited to share that Big Y stores are now offering the Community Bag and Giving Tag Program! Every time a shopper buys the reusable Community Bag at any Big Y store, they can direct a $1 donation to us by using the attached Giving Tag. Visit your local store and pick one up today!
Our local Big Y stores are in Groton at 995 Poquonnock Rd and in Mystic at 79 Stonington Road.
The Groton Animal Foundation will host a Tellabration for families on Saturday, November 17th. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. show at the Groton City Municipal Building in the large council chambers. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youngsters aged 8-18. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwartz will be performing.
Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event – and that’s no Tall Tale! It’s a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.
Teresa and Frank awaken imaginations with story and music. They infuse world folk tales, myths and original stories with rhythm, movement, creative dramatics and song. Using voices, guitar, harp, banjo and percussion they invite audience participation and inspire a love for these timeless stories.
The Mystic Paper Beasts will greet attendees outside, before the show, and lead the way to council chambers. Audiences will see beautiful, creative masks and larger than life “Beasts”.
Enjoy supporting this benefit for the Groton Animal Foundation while seeing the Mystic Paper Beasts rove outdoors prior to the show. Teresa and Frank will include some animal folk tales in their program.
A full listing of Tellabration sites in Connecticut with dates and times can be found here or by calling The Connecticut Storytelling Center at 860-439-2764.
On Sunday, September 17th, 2017 the Groton Animal Foundation held a pet clinic at The City of Groton Municipal Building.
We’d like to thank Dr. Dianne Beal, owner of Northeastern Veterinary Care Center in Mystic along with her staff, who volunteered to see 20 cats and dogs, and their owners.
This clinic was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.
Here are some photos of the event:
We’ve recently been asked by a number of very generous people about a wish list for animals at the shelter. We do, of course, have an Amazon Wish list that you can always refer to when considering a donation. We are extremely fortunate to have received a large donation of dry dog food from Pet Value in Groton, so we’d like to thank them for their generosity and their exemplary spirit of giving.
Groton Animal Control Wish list:
Dry cat food
Canned cat food
Canned dog food
Peanut butter for the dogs
Large dog toys like tugs or kong toys
Chewy toys or rawhides for the dogs
Large dog collars
Another way to increase the impact of your gift is to click our Amazon Smile link, before starting your online shopping at Amazon. Each time you do, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to GAF.
As always, we are so very grateful for any donation we receive. Our community has shown over and over again just how deeply concerned it is for the well being of the animals who are impounded at the shelter. Thank you!
We’d like to announce a great new way you can support Groton Animal Control. Adrienne Pratt, a longtime supporter of GAF, has set up a website for her business, Porkchopstick Studios. Visitors can make donations through the site, and profits from the sale of some items will also be donated. The site features some wonderful wood cut designs, and a lovely tribute to Minnow, a cherished pet who was lost in 2014.
We’d like to thank Adrienne for setting up the Minnow Fund to benefit Groton animals, and to encourage everyone to check out her wonderful website.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 the Groton Animal Foundation sponsored a health and wellness project for pets of residents at Windham Falls Estates in Groton. Dr. Lawrence Monteiro from Four Paws Veterinary Services performed health and wellness examinations with help from veterinary tech, Mindy. The team verified rabies vaccine status and administered inoculations when necessary. In cases where major health issues were identified, the resident’s family was offered follow-up care. If the resident and/or the family cannot afford care, GAF will consider funding on a case-by-case basis through our vet bill subsidy program.
Given the success of the program on Wednesday, GAF will look to expand this project to other senior residences in the future.
Sadly, the Groton Animal Foundation has postponed our annual wine tasting fundraiser, originally scheduled for September 10th. As soon as we are able to re-schedule it, we will post the new date, and all other details. To all of you who generously support this event each year, we thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.