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Who We Are

Animal Friends of Connecticut (AFOC) is a non-profit, all-volunteer, animal protection organization, located in central Connecticut and dedicated to animal rescue. We rescue stray, abandoned, abused, and handicapped pets (mainly dogs, cats, and kittens). We also rescue animals from local pounds when their owners cannot be located. The animals are given medical care and vaccinations, are spayed or neutered, then cared for at our no-kill shelter until they are adopted into a loving forever home.

Animal Friends of Connecticut is fortunate to have been able to find caring homes for many homeless pets that otherwise would have been killed. No animal is ever put to sleep unless it is incurably ill and suffering, with no chance of recovering to an acceptable quality of life.

We are non-profit and fund our no-kill shelter, veterinary expenses, pet adoption, and basic needs of our rescues, through our fundraisers and from the generosity and charitable donations from people like you. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help us with our abandoned pet rescue efforts by visiting our donations page:

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2021 Kitten Season!

Every year we are called to rescue and find homes for kittens and their mothers. We have many young mothers and their litters in our shelter and in AFOC foster homes until the kittens are old enough to be adopted. This is a very dynamic situation as we are taking reservations, adopting them out, and taking in new ones frequently. Many of the kittens pictured may already have been reserved or adopted but we have many more coming into our shelter and our foster care.  Most of the latest pictures and information is on our Facebook pages (both the official AFOC and those of our volunteers, and our director George).  Please call our shelter at 860-225-1339 or our director George at 860-693-0303 if you are interested in our kittens and or their mothers.

See more of our adoptable pets on our adopt page:

Want to help but are not ready to adopt? Consider becoming a sponsor:


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