|The Connecticut Humane Society is holding the first annual Fall Gala: Passport to a Forever Home. |
Founded in 1881, "The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty."
At the gala, Mary Tyler Moore will be presented with the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Award for her work in promoting shelter pet adoption. Lewis founded the Connecticut Humane Society as a Hartford High School Senior in 1881.
The gala will be on Friday, November 16, at the Inn at Longshore in Westport. This travel themed black tie optional event will also feature performances from Broadway stars, exciting silent and live auctions, a reception and dinner. All funds raised through this event support the Connecticut Humane Society’s lifesaving programs and services for homeless pets.
|Waterford Shelter Grand Opening Celebration |
Connecticut Humane Society
169 Old Colchester Road
Quaker Hill, CT
Date: Saturday, July 30
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Come one; come all to this community celebration. See what YOUR support has helped to make possible. There will be pet adoptions, vendors, food, entertainment and much more. Highlights of the event include:
* Adoptions will start at 11:00 am
|In 1880, Gertrude O. Lewis, an 18-year-old Hartford High School senior founded the Connecticut Humane Society. The humane treatment of people and animals captured her concern. The Society is one of America’s oldest not-for-profit, privately funded and independent animal welfare organizations. Until 1965 we served as the only state-wide group offering protective services to children. We have continued to assist people as we shifted our primary focus to animal welfare. Over the years we have grown into a premier agency that has a reputation for setting the standards for animal care and welfare nation-wide. |
Zumbathon, Friday, April 15. Doors open at 6 pm. Zumba starts at 7 pm and ends at 9 pm. Fundraiser to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society sponsored by Meghan Mitchell owner/operator of Rockwell's Banquet Hall and Wendy LeClerc, Zumba instructor. Event takes place at Rockwell's in Plainville Ct. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. More information, visit www.cthumane.org