Last update 07/02/17


Although AFOC may have puppies and kittens available for adoption, we encourage all potential adopters to consider the rewards of adopting an adult animal. Many young adult animals are full of energy and youthfulness yet beyond the early stages of housebreaking and chewing. Many middle age animals can provide wonderful companionship without the demands of early training. Evidence shows that adult animals are able to bond with a new adoptive family that provides a secure, loving environment. Some adjustment is always needed when a pet is taken to a new home, but can be facilitated by knowing the animal may be already house trained, respects certain rules and may even be happy to demonstrate the tricks it learned in its previous home. Discovering these little personality traits can be so much fun and ever so rewarding. Adopters are encouraged to speak to AFOC about the availability of adult animals. Our number is 860-827-0381.


Joe was a stray who wandered into the home of a Canton resident who began feeding him in the spring of 2011. Soon after, the woman noticed he was limping and appeared to be hurt. She contacted Animal Friends of Connecticut, which came and rescued Joe. He received good medical care at the veterinary clinic and now is healthy. He has been with us since and we believe he is about 6 1/2 years old. Joe is a very frightened cat, but has become very friendly with the volunteers after we changed his room. We realized Joe likes to be in a room with one or two cats. If he is adopted he would do well with in a cat household.


            Jesse is a brown year old, mackerel striped tiger with soft rich fur. His markings form a full necklace and bracelets encircling his forearms. He was dumped in the woods as a six- month old tiger baby, left to find food, shelter, and defense from various predators, including coyotes and hawks, throughout freezing winter elements. Against all odds, this lovable, intelligent, good cat survived. He deserves a new beginning as the only cat in a home, with kind, understanding people to nurture and comfort him as he continues to develop. In return, this companionable boy will snuggle you in bed, talk to you, kiss your face, and lie quietly in your arms. He fully enjoys the comforts of a true home, and is most affectionate during one-on-one encounters with people. . He is a vital, healthy cat who welcomes playtime and gazing out the window for fresh air. Please open your heart to this young tiger and allow him to shine in your forever home.


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Charity is a sweet and shy girl. She is adjusting to her new environment. She doesn't hide now when the volunteers enter the room.


 When Foxy was rescued she had to be boarded at the Vets because there was no room at the shelter. She did not like the Vets. Finally when she arrived at the shelter she was very aggressive and  we believe it was because her extended stay at the Vets. Over time and constant interaction with the volunteers she is now able to be petted and socialize with other cats. We do consider her adoptable, but she would need a special person who is able to understand that she is not a mellow cat and would definitely be in charge.


Curtis is a wonderful fellow who welcomes any new cats in his room and makes them feel at home. He also was very frightened when he arrived. Though interactions with the volunteers he has shown to be a wonderful fellow who really deserves a home. Curtis has formed a bond with the other cats in the room. We feel for Curtis to be happy we would ask that one of his roommates be also adopted at the same time.

If you would like to tell us about how you and your adopted friend are doing just e-mail us at


When she first came she was so frightened but believe it or not Curtis helped her calm down and now she welcomes attention from the volunteers. She just needs a little time to trust.

If interested in adopting you must call 860-827-0381 for a phone interview.

All our shelter resident are spayed or neutered and up to date with shots.

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 Truffles is a friendly girl with a little spunk. She loves people but not so much other cats; would be best as someone's only cat. She was found in Meriden and is thought to be between 1 and 2 years old

Bella is a shy girl who will be your best friend once she trusts you. She is about 3 years old and really has nice colors. Bella needs someone who will let her blossom into a wonderful companion.

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Tisha Marie is  a young girl who have been waiting a long time. Tisha Marie is sweet and loving. She does need a appetite simulator daily which she takes with no problem. We are looking for a home that can give her love and care that she needs.

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Katie is a friendly 6 year old grey tuxedo girl is who comfortable with people. She caught the eye of a TV station reporter doing a story in the area. She realized she was a stray and call AFOC. When we went to the area to rescue her she walked right into the carrier. Katie gets along with mild manner cats, but she is more of a companion for people. She has a strong personality and needs an experience adopter

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       Persimmons can to us in the winter of 2014- 2015. She was so afraid like the rest of her litter that would hide as soon as someone entered the room.  That litter is still at the shelter, but Persimmons is now letting people pet her and has finally become comfortable with the volunteers. If you are interested in Persimmons we would recommend a few visits before any decision is made on adopting her. She is worth the wait.


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    Hamlet is a little shy, but after a little introduction is friendly and very playful. He likes the ladies but sometimes doesn't like male competition.

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