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Who We Are


Animal Friends of Connecticut (AFOC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit no-kill rescue organization, located in central Connecticut serving our local community in New Britain and beyond.


Our Mission

AFOC’s mission is to increase the quality of life of the cats entrusted to us by providing them with exceptional care, protection, and loving compassion. We rescue stray, abandoned, abused, and special needs cats in the communities we serve. Our cats are given medical care, vaccinations, are spayed or neutered and are cared for at our no-kill humane shelter or in foster homes until they are adopted into a loving forever home.

We monitor and assist feral colonies as needed because we know that the cats in a colony who share a common food source and territory may include not only ferals, but also strays – former pet cats who were recently lost or abandoned and are still tame. Most feral colonies originate from unneutered stray cats.

Our Vision

AFOC was formed in 1986 as a “no-kill” shelter. A no-kill shelter is a shelter that doesn’t kill healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full.

We’re fortunate to have been able to find caring homes for many cats 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.

What We Believe

Although we are cat centered, we believe in building a community where people value all animals, particularly cats, and treat them with respect and kindness.

How We’re Funded

We’re funded by the generosity and charitable donations from people like you who care about cats. Your contributions help us to bring our services to our local communities. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us with our rescue efforts by visiting our donations page.

See more of our adoptable cats

 on our adopt page:

Want to help but are not ready to adopt?

Consider becoming a sponsor:


No Kill


Non Profit


Medical Care

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