We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals with a No-Kill policy (with medical exceptions). Our efforts are focused primarily on finding loving homes for the many cats that are strays, abused, abandoned, surrendered or impounded. All animals are given medical attention and vaccinated before placement and spayed and neutered if at least five months of age. We are a small shelter comprised of 100% volunteers dedicated to helping homeless cats find their forever families.
At Connecticut Cat Connection we feel it is important to take the time to get to know the cats in our care. Most people familiar with cats know they can have quirky personalities. Realistically, your decision is better made on a behavioral match than a breed choice or age. Please consider adopting an older cat that can give you just as much cat comfort as a younger cat.
If you are interested in adopting, you must first complete the adoption application. Approved adoption applications will be handled by an adoption coordinator who will reach out to you to schedule your appointment. Depending on how many applications are submitted this process can take a few days or up to 2 weeks.
The majority of adoption applications that come through are great – but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs well if we didn’t screen applicants adequately. The information asked for is necessary to match people with the right cats that would fit in well with them, and to make sure the pet owners took care of previous pets.
Kittens are in foster homes – if you are looking to adopt a kitten the adoption coordinator will discuss what kittens are available with you.
Please note the cat or kitten shown on our website or petfinder may have appointments scheduled with potential adopters. They are not removed from the sites until they have left the shelter and the adoption is documented in our databases which can take a few days.
It is likely the cat will not go home with you the day you meet them. Adoption is pending approval of your application, final vet exam or review of the medical records. The cat will be placed on hold for you until the cat is ready to go home.
You must present a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID with your current address and a copy of your lease (if you rent). Please ensure you bring this paperwork with you.
We do not adopt pets as gifts. The person who will be the owner of the new pet must be present and complete the adoption process.
Please bring a sturdy pet carrier at the time of picking up your pet and large enough for the cat you are adopting to fit in. If purchasing a new cat carrier, we recommend a medium size with an open top to provide more options to comfortably get your new cat into the carrier.
The cat’s medical history will be explained and you will receive medical paperwork of your new pet.
For additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.