We started The Animal Center in 2004 because of the need for additional rescue, adoption and spay/neuter services for homeless, abandoned and injured cats and kittens in our community.
As our support base grew stronger, we added a dog program in 2010. This program rescues adoptable dogs scheduled to be put down at high risk shelters.
Our dream is to build a sanctuary where we could not only save lives, but also launch humane education and advocacy programs – a place where all creatures, large and small, were rescued, respected and loved.
We know that our dream will not happen overnight, but we do know that it will happen one day. Newtown is a place of neighborhood spirit, where values show in the faces of the children, where people are happy to help a person, cause or animal in need. We can’t think of a better place to share our vision.
The Animal Center continues to be an all volunteer, non-profit animal welfare charity. Since our founding in 2004, we’ve rescued and found homes for over 1800 homeless, abandoned and injured dogs and cats. We’ve accomplished this entirely through a grassroots foster network while we work toward our dream of building a sanctuary.
If you would like to learn more about our Animal Sanctuary plans, or know of land or farm area that might be donated for such a purpose, contact Monica at (203)270-0228.
“We are ultimately not separate, not from one another nor from any living thing – the flower, the tree, the cat, the dog. You can sense yourself in them, the essence of who you are.” - Eckhart Tolle, “Guardians of Being.”