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 are pleased to announce that the Groton Animal Foundation is one of 22 local animal rescue groups to be awarded grants through the The Peter Grayson Letz Fund for Animals and the Environment. The fund is administered through the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.
This generous grant will allow GAF to continue its vital mission of providing veterinary care to impounded animals, making them much more likely to be adopted. GAF also provided veterinary bill assistance to Groton residents who are struggling financially. We are very grateful to the Peter Grayson Letz Fund for this generous grant.
The Groton Animal Foundation is excited to announce our fundraising partnership with the 2016 Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program! The Birdies for Charity program provides 501(c)(3) organizations in Connecticut the opportunity to raise funds by collecting pledges based on the number of birdies made by PGA TOUR professionals during the tournament.
At the conclusion of the tournament, the Travelers Championship will calculate the number of birdies made by the pledged amounts, and then will distribute invoices to each of our donors. For example, if an individual makes a $.02 pledge and there are 1,800 birdies made, then that individual will be asked to make a donation of $36.00 to GAF). The Travelers Championship will donate 100% of the proceeds to our organization.
Join us in this exciting fundraising initiative! With your help the Groton Animal Foundation will also be eligible for additional Birdies for Charity funds through the Bonus Bucks program. This year, each organization that raises money through Birdies for Charity will receive a 15% bonus on top of the pledges collected. The maximum bonus is $11,250 (which would equal 15% of $75,000 in donations collected).
In addition, the top-4 pledge collecting charities as of July 6, 2016 will qualify for an expo booth at the 2016 Travelers Championship, which is vital to the exposure of our organization.
Your pledge commitment to the Groton Animal Foundation will help to pay for more than $20,000 in annual medical care for animals at the shelter, making them more adoptable. In addition, funds raised will help defray the cost of veterinary care for pets of Groton citizens who struggle with bills. Making a per birdie pledge or flat-rate donation is easy. Simply visit our pledge website at Birdies for Charity to donate.
Thank you for your continued support of GAF!
The amazing girl scouts pictured below are Amelia, Riley and Jackie of Groton Girl Scout Troop 63124 along with Groton Animal Control Officer, Christine O’Brien. The girls held a donation drive, “Give Luck to the Animals that are Stuck”, for animal control by placing bins at local businesses. Mystic Pet Shop matched their donations in the bin at their store. The scouts did this from late February until just after March 17th, 2016. On March 25th, they delivered their generous donations to animal control. The girls were so proud, and we could not be more proud of them either! They brought everything from cat food, dog food, litter, to treats and toys! Once things were unloaded, they got a tour of the facility, where they met some of the animals available for adoption. The scouts are planning another drive in the future, so we will let you know when it’s happening.
Once again, we are overwhelmed by the selfless compassion and dedication of youngsters in our community, and we are so grateful for the support they receive from the business community and our equally charitable and generous citizens. Thank you everyone, for pulling together to help the animals!
We’d like to extend many thanks to Kylie Heard, age 13, who asked for donations to the animal shelter instead of presents for herself. Way to go, Kylie! We are inspired by such selfless compassion, and the animals will certainly benefit from all the wonderful donations. Thanks again to Kylie and all her generous friends and family who helped out.
We’d like to extend a special thanks to PetValu for their recent, very generous donation of kitty litter and dog food to Groton Animal Control. We are so grateful for their support of the animals at the shelter. We are very fortunate to have many caring and compassionate businesses here in Groton, as well as our devoted community of great citizens.
The Groton Animal Foundation recently received a generous donation of pet food from Chewy.com. The gift was quite unexpected, the result of a mistaken order placed by one of their customers, Carol Hessler, of Groton. After issuing the credit, Chewy.com asked that the food be donated to a local shelter. The food was delivered to the shelter this morning.
We are ever-so-grateful to the kind folks at Chewy.com for this considerate gesture, and for their support of many non-profit organizations that help animals in need.