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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

Imagine on Mother's Day finding 15 kittens taken from their mothers.  In the back of an apartment building in Hartford a caring person noticed 15 kittens all cuddled in a pile. Some of the kittens are as young as 2 weeks. Others are from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. They are definitely from different litters and no mothers were in sight. Being Sunday she made many calls for help. All were not available or unable to help. She just called any animal rescue she could find and finally we were called. You see,  AFOC has a practice of answering the phone everyday, including weekends.  These poor kittens are now at Veterinary Emergency Services in Canton. They will determine which kittens need to be fed by bottle and which ones are able to eat food.                                                       We believe these kittens were collected by someone and can only imagine what would have happened to them.

Go to our Kitten page for some updated pictures.

This will be a Major expense for us and if you wish to help please go to our donation page. Any amount would be appreciated.

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  • We purchased our shelter 15 years ago and now our shelter is now in need of some upgrades. We are asking for additional funds to complete this process. PLEASE  DONATE SO WE CAN CONTINUE OUR WORK.

Animal Friends of Connecticut is looking to interview for the position of Shelter Coordinator.

If interested please call 860-827-0381 for more information.


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These young cats 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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Blondie is a sweet young girl that AFOC at first believed she was abused, but after seeing the Vet it was determined that was not the case. He is testing her for allergies. She is missing a piece of her upper lip that she literally licked away and unfortunately there is nothing they can do for her.

Adoption Pending!

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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


To print adoption form click here.

Foster Homes are desperately needed for more info. call 860-827-0381

Our greatest need is fostering mothers who are nursing.

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

Quote from a dog fighter

“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.

Contact us by e-mail.


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Box 370306

West Hartford, Ct. 06137-0306

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