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 2017 has ended and many wonderful rescues and happy tails have occurred that without your support would not be possible. We want to thank all our donors for caring.                    On that note please consider supporting our work on a regular basis. The need is constant and our expenses are increasing. Let us help our poor strays together.

These young cats below arrived almost feral, but through constant interaction with the volunteers they are improving. They are now comfortable with the volunteers, but still afraid of strangers. If you are interested in any and want to give them time to get to know you we would be happy to arrange visits where you could just sit and get to know them. You are welcomed to come as many times as necessary so they and you are comfortable together.

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Want to spread the word about the need to find homes for these cat?  You can help by making copies of the poster (click here to print)and distribute them to  your veterinarian, supermarket bulletin boards, and any other places that  allow postings from the community.  Also, please ask your veterinarian  to include AFOC on their list of suggested shelters when people contact them looking for a new pet.  Thank you!!

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"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

Albert Einstein



Poppy and Puff are brother and sister who were rescued from the streets of Hartford.  They were very scared when they came to their foster home.   They are still shy around strangers but once they are comfortable they are very loving.   Though not lap cats, they love to be petted.   Puff, the black female, is more outgoing and will happily rub up against your legs so you will bend down and pet her silky coat.   Poppy, the tiger male, is still a bit shy but will settle easily in your arms.  Six months old, they have been spayed/neutered and are up to date on their shots.    They are fine with other cats but it is not known how they will do with dogs.   They have never been separated so they are looking for a home together.  If you are interested in adopting these two sweeties, call  860 693 0303.  

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   Jesse was born on January 1, 2016. Let's wish him a Happy Birthday and hope as a birthday present he can find a home.  Jesse is a tiger with some handsome markings and would fully enjoy the comforts of a true home. Is most affectionate during one-on-one encounters with people. He may get along with other mild cats. Please open your heart to this young tiger and allow him to shine in your forever home.


 Sparkle & Star are brothers who are looking for their forever home. Call 860-827-0381 for more info.These pictures are from Nov. They are in a foster home. Updated pictures coming

Shelter Volunteers Needed.

We are looking for new volunteers to help out at our New Britain shelter. If you are available for a few hours during the morning and want to help take care of the many cats in our charge please call 860-827-0381 or e-mail to arrange for an interview. Volunteer positions may be for just one day a week or several days depending on your schedule. Just let us know what day(s) you would like to volunteer and we will work with you and your schedule. You will find it very rewarding and the animals need you now.

Volunteer Application

FOR ADOPTIONS YOU MUST CALL OUR NUMBER AT 860-232-1393(827-0391 is having trouble at the moment)

To print adoption form click here.

 Foster Home is desperately needed for kittens. if interested call 860-693-0303.RoaringBrookKittens copy

This is what can happen when people list pets as free to a good home.

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“The hardest thing is to get enough dogs and cats for baiting. One good source is the local newspaper that offer a cat or dog for free. My wife dresses up neatly and collects them for me. If that source is running dry we just hire local gang kids to fetch dogs and cats. They scour the backyards and alleys and take whatever number we need. They make sure they leave the doors or gates open so people just believe they accidentally left them unlatched and that’s how their animals got out and got lost.

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  • We are in need of a donated car in good running condition. It will help us transport our residents to and from the Vet. Many of our residents are in their senior years and need more constant Vet care.
  • We are also in need of a outdoor shed for storage if anyone wishes to donate one.

Consider donating for the holidays in honor of a friend and we will send an acknowledment stating your gift was donated in their honor.

Note from our President:

Your support saves pets lives.

All donations are tax deductible.

To send a donation our address is


Box 370306

West Hartford, Ct. 06137-0306

or to make a donation thru PayPal

Thank you for caring.