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.
The Groton Animal Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the individuals and businesses below for sponsoring our 9th 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.
Download our 2015 Cause for Paws program.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to caution consumers about a potential association between the development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products. The products—also called chicken tenders, strips, or treats—are imported from China.
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In honor of their 160th anniversary last year, Chelsea Groton Bank launched a program called Acts of Kindness, which asked employees to select a charity or non-profit organization to support. The response to the program was so overwhelmingly positive that Chelsea Groton decided to continue it in 2015.
The Groton Animal Foundation was recently presented with a check from Chelsea Groton to support our mission in the community. This gift was made on behalf of Karen Ventura, in memory of Angus Ventura. We are so grateful to Karen and to Chelsea Groton for the generous donation, and for all of the support they have given to more than 200 local charities. We are truly fortunate to live in a community with businesses like Chelsea Groton that encourage employees to support charitable work.
Groton Animal Foundation Board member Jim Streeter received the 2015 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award during a ceremony at Washington Park on August 7, 2015. The award is given by Groton Utilities as part of the annual City of Groton Day.
Jim was presented a check for $1,000 which he has donated to GAF’s veterinary bill subsidy fund, which helps to defray the cost of veterinary bills for Groton residents who may be struggling financially. We are truly grateful to Jim for designating this gift to GAF, and we are proud of his good works in our community.
We recognize his many volunteer efforts in the restoration of the Avery Point Lighthouse, improvements to the Groton Veterans’ Memorial Park, his commitment to local service clubs and organizations, including the Greater Groton Rotary Club, Groton Lions Club, Groton Lodge of Elks and the Groton Animal Foundation, all emphasizing his commitment to the Greater Groton Community.Jim has generously given of his time and energy to promote the history of Groton through writings and lectures, earning him the title of Town of Groton Historian. Proceeds from his books on Groton’s history have benefited local non-profit organizations.Groton Utilities is pleased to present this award to this deserving citizen for giving back to our community selflessly, sincerely, willingly and with great pride.