When superstorm Sandy struck the region on October 29th, sadly, it left many people and animals homeless in its wake. Families uprooted by the storm were no longer able to care for their pets, and some were forced to give them up permanently. On Saturday, November 24th, our kind neighbors Bob and Debbie Valenti stepped in to help find homes for these animals by hosting an adoption event at Valenti’s Automall in Mystic. Volunteers from the Groton Animal Foundation were on hand to collect donations of food and litter for our animal pantry. GAF distributes these donations to struggling families in Groton.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our friends and neighbors, the pantry collected approximately 200lbs of dry cat and dog food,75 cans of cat food,50lbs of cat litter, milk bones, dog treats and assorted toys. Yes, toys! This was a huge success, especially for all of the animals who found good homes that day. Once again, we thank our kind and supportive community for their overwhelming generosity.
Read more about the event at www.theday.com .