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« on: December 18, 2009, 08:50:46 AM »


Milford Animal Control
664 East Broadway
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 783-3279

We have a wonderful volunteer program geared toward parent-child interaction. Our volunteers do fund raisers, care for the animals and plant flowers, etc. to make the Shelter more inviting. They also run a pet food bank that supplies pet food to indigent people who would otherwise have to give up their beloved pet for lack of money to feed them.


Vouchers for Rabies Vaccines are available to Milford pet owners who cannot afford to inoculate their pets. Any Milford resident who utilizes the Pet Food Bank at the Milford Animal Shelter may receive a voucher for a rabies shot or booster. For more information, please visit the shelter at 664 East Broadway, Milford (in Silver Sands Park).
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 08:52:50 AM »


Fox Memorial Clinic (part of the Connecticut Humane Society)
701B Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9 to 5
Saturdays: 9 to 2:30
Sundays: Closed

Phone: 860-594-4503
Fax: 860-665-1241

Our Mission:

The Fox Memorial Clinic is a full service veterinary practice which provides veterinary care for animals whose owners are in financial need. Fox Memorial provides veterinary services on a fee-for-service basis to the public. Incorporated on April 15, 1999, Fox Memorial operated with the following purposes:

1.  To protect animals from disease and abuse by providing services that deliver preventative health care and other needed veterinary treatment.

2.  To promote responsible pet ownership and proper pet care through public education programs including vaccination clinics, public service campaigns, educational materials and professional guidance.

3.  To encourage veterinary education through volunteer programs and internship opportunities.

4.  To deliver professional and compassionate veterinary service and to help responsible pet owners who are in financial need through a variety of low-cost programs.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009, 08:59:50 PM »

Connecticut-Tri-State Area-

Pet Partners
Sheffield, MA 01257

Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires is working with several area veterinary practices to provide spay/neuter at reduced rates to those who would not otherwise be able to afford the procedure.

Participating vets include:

In Massachusetts:

·        VCA All Caring Animal Hospital, Great Barrington
·        Bilmar Small Animal Clinic, Great Barrington
·        Seekonk Veterinary Hospital, Great Barrington
·        Valley Veterinary Service, Lee

In Connecticut:

·        Sand Road Animal Hospital, Falls Village

Arrangements for spay/neuter must be made through Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires.  The pet owner is asked to pay a portion of the cost of the procedure; Pet Partners will pay the balance.  

Please note:  Pet Partners makes payments directly to the veterinary practice.

Veterinary Care

When a companion animal requires routine or emergency veterinary care, Pet Partners may be able to assist. This service is offered on a case-by-case basis.

Berkshire Eagle December 16, 2009

GREAT BARRINGTON --" For a lot of people in the area, this holiday season is shaping up to be less than festive.

"That’s why the Berkshire South Community Center is hosting a three-hour workshop on Saturday called "A Community Comes Together". The symposium will address ways to cope with the holidays and the upcoming year. The event is free, open to anyone in the Berkshires and surrounding area and will run from noon to 3 p.m.

""The idea is that there are a lot of people who are facing losing their jobs or being downsized," said Lesliann Furcht, the marketing and public relations manager at Berkshire South. "So we discussed how we, as a community center, can help. What resources can we offer people so they can cope with this economic climate?"

"The center has lined up more than a dozen organizations, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Berkshire Works, the Brien Center, Community Health Programs, Elder Services of Berkshire County, Construct, Inc., Fairview Hospital, The Food pantry, Free Legal Clinic, The Nutrition Center and Pet Partners of Tri-State Berkshires. All will set up booths at the center, said Furcht.

People will be able to visit any or all of the booths to get information or referrals.

"We’ll have booths on how good nutrition and physical activity help deal with stress, where people can go for fuel assistance, how to build a good resume and a number of other subjects," said Furcht. "We’re trying to get all the information in one place."

The group is still hard at work as you can see by the recent news story; contact them for more information.


Berkshire Eagle December 21, 2009

"At a time when many Berkshire families are struggling to find work, pay their mortgages and stock their pantries, some may find too little left to also feed a dog, or cat, let alone pay veterinary bills.

"That is why Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires has stepped up to help. The nonprofit organization was launched earlier this year by two area women, Bette Ellenbogen, of Sheffield, and Faith Connolly, of Canaan, N.Y.

"They put up pet food donation boxes in pet stores, banks and groceries, and posted signs and small advertisements announcing the Pet Partners' campaign. They also placed canisters for money donations in several area businesses.

"There are roughly 10 drop-off boxes throughout Berkshire County, as well as ones in Northwest Connecticut and Eastern New York. The food that is donated is distributed through local food banks and some home deliveries.

"Pet Partners also received a $5,000 donation from the Kenneth Freeberg Animal Rescue Fund in Florida, which they used as seed money to establish the organization, buy food and help with veterinary care, Ellenbogen said.

"Pet Partners has negotiated with several area veterinarians for reduced rates on necessary care such as spaying and neutering and vaccinations. Pet Partners will pay the veterinarians the reduced rate up front and then collect from families using the service, Ellenbogen said.

"This assures veterinarians they will get paid, she said, and since most people do repay what they can of the cost, Pet Partners can help more families."
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 01:02:10 PM »


H.O.P.E. Spay/Neuter Clinic
Clinic: 203.437.7955

H.O.P.E. is a non-profit, high quality, high volume, (HQHVSN) reduced cost, spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs.

We are dedicated to providing the only non-lethal solution to the homeless, abandoned, neglected and feral populations so that euthanasia and abandonment are no longer acceptable actions.

We fulfill our mission by providing spay/neuter services targeted towards the most prolific populations of cats and dogs - those that result in shelter intake and euthanasia, feral cat populations, pet homelessness and individual pet owners who have no access to any veterinary care. Each animal we serve must bring us one step closer to fulfilling our mission and thus, we have certain guidelines that may restrict our availability.

CATS: All cat owners (no income restrictions), stray and feral cat caregivers, rescue organizations and anyone who cares for a cat is welcome to make an appointment at our clinic. Connecticut's feline overpopulation is at crisis level and thus, we encourage any cat owner to have the cats in their care - whether stray, feral or friendly - to spay and neuter.

DOGS: Due to the demand for our limited number of available appointments, we must focus on serving certain dog populations to ensure we fulfill our mission - a mission that guides every surgery we perform.
Dogs we are currently able to serve: Pit Bull and Pit mixes, CT's shelter dog population, any dog with a voucher for spay/neuter, and low/fixed income owned dogs. We can not provide service for any dog over 75 pounds; exceptions are made for dogs with vouchers and Pit Bulls. For low/fixed income individuals, proof of financial assistance will be required. Please call our clinic for more information.

We provide affordable spay/neuter, vaccine, virus testing services for feral cat caregivers, municipal animal control departments, rescue organizations, pet owners and stray cat/dog caregivers who do not have access to full service veterinary care. Our specially trained veterinarians provide pediatric (early age) spay/neuter services (beginning at 8 weeks and 2 lbs.) and offer further reduced pricing for participants in our Feral Cat Program and Pit Bull Program.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 04:08:48 PM »


Gold Coast Mobile Vet
Toll Free :1-888-97-GOLD-VET  (974-6538)
Phone  : 203-727-8600

Gold Coast Teams Up with Urban Impact of Black Rock

Gold Coast Mobile Veterinary Service is teaming up with Urban Impact of Black Rock's Oasis Program.  We will be heading out with the Bridgeport Rescue Mission Mobile Kitchen to visit the P.T. Barnum housing project in Bridgeport.  While the Mobile Kitchen provides hot, nutritious meals as well as clothing, shoes, blankets, Gold Coast Mobile Vet will offer free wellness examinations and free vaccinations and selected services and medications for dogs and cats.  All services are offered on a first come, first served basis and are offered at the discretion of the veterinarian.  These services are offered on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission
1088 Fairfield Avenue — Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 333-4087

P. T. Barnum Apartments
796 Bird St.
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Please contact Gold Coast Mobile Vet for more information.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 06:04:51 PM »

Connecticut-Vernon, Toland, Ellington -

Hockanum Valley Community Council
29 Naek Road, Suite 5a
Vernon, CT 06066
Tel (860) 872-7727
Fax (860) 870-6644

Vouchers for free spaying, neutering, and routine vaccines are available from Town & Country Vet. Please contact Faith at 860-872-7727.

Town & Country Vet website.
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