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Sponsor our Shelter Cats 

At AFOC, we have a diverse range of cats, some of whom may not yet be ready for adoption. Some of them require special care that extends their journey to finding a forever home. Your support can make a monumental difference in these cats lives. You can help by sponsoring them until they find their perfect match, or by supporting their special needs care.  Sponsorships also serve as meaningful gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or as memorials to cherished individuals or pets. Sponsorships can be ONE TIME or MONTHLY donation. Every dollar helps!

You have the option to sponsor a specific cat close to your heart or contribute to a general sponsorship that benefits multiple cats in our care. Your sponsorship provides AFOC with essential funding for necessities such as food, veterinary care, enrichment, and a nurturing environment for all our residents.



Breena is a petite tuxedo cat and very shy. She will cautiously approach to sniff a finger but is cautious about more. She needs someone who has patience, time and a lot of love before adoption can be considered.


Charise was found abandoned outside. Charise has a spicy personality and will allow limited interaction with volunteers. Charise is on a special diet for kidney disease.


Dawn was found in a colony of 10 cats living in an abandoned building in Hartford. She is curious about people and will approach to sniff a finger but can’t be petted by them.


Evan a very handsome male, was one of Ellie’s kittens and had to be in quarantine with his Mother and siblings for many weeks. His socialization window was closed therefore Evan never became very “people social” so he has been living at the Shelter since he was a kitten.


Gail was one of ten cats found living in an abandoned building in Hartford. She is the shyest of all that came into our shelter. She will not interact with people and hides away from them. She is a very pretty dilute calico.



Jess is an all black cat, she is fearful of people and so she stays hidden in fact you may not be aware she exists because she is so good at hiding."


More info coming soon.



Peppermint was rescued after she gave birth to a litter of kittens under someone’s porch. Her kittens were all socialized and adopted but Peppermint never became social enough for adoption. She is a striking long haired black cat.



Trinity was found on the campus of Trinity College wandering around. Trinity is very cautious around people, but she loves Arnold, another cat, who is a resident in her room and often the two of them are seen cuddling together.


Arnold came to the shelter in 2019. He is still shy. He is often seen out in his room cuddled up with his favorite girl cat friend, Trinity. They make a cute couple at the shelter. The volunteers love to see them together.


Bronx is an orage female which is unusual. She was found in a feral colony of ten living in an abandoned building in Hartford. She is people cautious but cat social.


Charity is a cat with beautiful markings, she has been at the shelter for several years. She has outlived some of her former roommate friends. She never became comfortable enough with people to become adoptable. She is friends with Greta one of her roommates.


Dixie is a pretty calico who was found living in a colony of 10 cats living in Hartford. She cautiously studies those who visit her room and shows a curiosity about people. She will back away if approached for touch.


Fernely came to the shelter in 2023. She is a very shy all black girl with an adorable round face. She is cautious about her interaction with people. The volunteers are working to help her become more comfortable with people.



Greta has an adorable face. She was trapped, spayed and brought to the shelter in hopes that she would become social enough for a home but unfortunately she is cat social but not trusting of people. She is friends with Charity.



More info coming soon.




Rufus is a very handsome cat with aquamarine color eyes. He does not like interactions with people and has never been pet-able even by our experienced volunteers. When things are quiet at the shelter he will come out of hiding. He has been at the shelter since 2016



This cat was a feral cat and her behavior makes her unable to be rehomed. But she is working hard at getting along and we need your support to pay for her medical bills.


This cat has been at our shelter for over 3 years. He is so sweet and we love his kisses. He is unable to be adopted due to a medical condition.



Elsa like her brother Evan he had to be quarantined when his mother came in with a wound of unknown origin and had to be quarantined for several weeks missing the opportunity for real socialization. Elsa has lived at the shelter since she was a kitten in 2016.


Fluff is a stiking cat with a “phantom of the opera” mask markings. She was bonded with two other cats at the shelter who were adopted but Fluff never came around to be adoptable. She has been in the shelter since 2014.


Gavin is one of three siblings that live in the same room at the shelter. They were rescued as kittens but were beyond the critical window of socialization. Therefore they have have remained leary of interaction with the volunteers. When the shelter is quiet Gavin will emerge to socialize with his siblings and sometimes play.



Liberty was found as a pregant stray at a car dealership. She gave birth to a variety "pack" of beautiful kittens of all colors including two siamese. She however is still fearful of people and will allow contact with only a very few volunteers for treats.



Papa an older cat was rescued from a feral colony where he was being “ beat up” by other cats in the colony. His tattered look shows his life on the streets wasn’t easy. He was brought in for his safety.


This cat is having behavior issues that we are working on. If we are able to help with a few small issues, we think she will make a great friend. In the meantime, paying for her care requires your support. Please consider her to sponsor.


Serena Smith has been at the shelter since 2020. She is friends with her “roomie” Lark. She is afraid of people which unfortunately has made her an unlikely candidate for adoption.


Bitsy is a pretty girl. She is often found hiding out of sight. She will not come out when people are in her room. She is an independent girl and avoids contact with the volunteers.


Calvin came to us from a feral colony in June 2023. He was trapped and brought in because he was not doing well in the colony. He is learning to accept people after a tough life on the streets and we are hopeful with time and patience he may come around.


Casey is a ball of endless fluff with the energy to match! This tiny tornado, no bigger than your hand, boasts a coat of soft, grey fur with playful white markings. She has special needs and cannot be placed at this time.


Ellie came to the shelter in 2016 with her litter of kittens with her. At the time Ellie had a wound of unknown origin and so she and her kittens had to be in quarantine away from interaction with people so she never became people social. Ellie is often seen with her daughter Elsa grooming each other.


This cat hasn't been fully assessed yet. We are testing some medical and behavior issues and he needs support to help keep him comfortable.


Georgia was rescued from Hartford in 2022. She was living in an abandoned building at the time with 10 other cats. Because they were living on their own, they became very cautious around people. She will not run when you enter her room but she will not allow touch at this point.


Jane is a very pretty calico with a white bib. She was found as an older kitten hiding under the porch at the shelter. Jane was rescued beyond the critical window of socialization. She will allow limited interaction with volunteers and will engage in play but is still people shy and has lived at the shelter since 2020.


Little Red is an orange boy who has lived at the shelter since 2014. He gets along with his shelter mates but is too shy to be adopted.


Mulan came to the shelter when she was rescued with her kitten. Her kitten became socialized and was adopted, but Mulan is still not sure about people and has been at our shelter since 2023. She acts as a surrogate mom to some of the younger cats and protects them from strangers.


Pearl is a girl with very interesting markings. She is beginning to get more comfortable with interactions with our volunteers we are hopeful she will become adoptable. Most recently she has allowed touch.


Randi is a young male who was part of a litter that came into the shelter but while all of his littermates were adopted Randi remained people shy and has not been adopted.


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