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Wednesday
Sep172014

09/21/2014 Join the Rally at Ferguson!

rally for a no kill shelter stamford ct

When: Sunday, Sep 21st,  1-3 pm 
Where: Ferguson Library (Map) 
1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
(Bedford and Broad st.)

To Do: Spread the Word, Bring your signs! We will be collecting petition signatures related to keeping Stamford's animal shelter NO-KILL.  If you can print out this petition for a no-kill shelter in advance and get signatures-- from work friends, family, neighbors, whomever else you can think of -- that would be VERY helpful to the cause.  Sign the online petition for a modern, humane, no-kill animal shelter in Stamford at Change.org.

 

Wednesday
Sep172014

09/18/2014 Animal Control Task Force Meeting

When: Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Stamford Government Center
            888 Washington Boulevard 
            Stamford, CT 06901
            (Map)
To Do:  Please try to make it to this meeting and show your support!. As a reminder we are not allowed to speak but any attendance to show we care would be awesome.  Prior meetings have been on the 4th floor but check with the front desk when you walk in. Here and below is the agenda:
1. Presentation by animal behavior expert Chris Onthank 
2. Review of current situation, including start of the new volunteer program, of 
the Animal Control Center, Tilford Cobb, Acting Animal Control Officer 
3. Review draft pet adoption documents prepared by Law Department 
4. Feline issues 
5. Update on other issues 
Sunday
Sep142014

Previous Events:

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Saturday
Sep132014

09/14/2014 Join the Rally at Ferguson!

rally for a no kill shelter stamford ct

When: Sunday, Sep 14th 1-3 pm 
Where: Ferguson Library (Map) 
1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
(Bedford and Broad st.)

To Do: Spread the Word, Bring your signs! We will be collecting petition signatures related to keeping Stamford's animal shelter NO-KILL.  If you can print out this petition for a no-kill shelter in advance and get signatures-- from work friends, family, neighbors, whomever else you can think of -- that would be VERY helpful to the cause.  Sign the online petition for a modern, humane, no-kill animal shelter in Stamford at Change.org.

 

Friday
Aug222014

the HiMMS Benefit Show for OPIN Friday, September 5th

the HiMMs band benefit for OPIN

Friday, September 5th, 2014
8:00pm
at the STONEHOUSE

(across from the North Stamford Congregational Church)
Tickets: $12
All proceeds to benefit OPIN: Outreach to Pets in Need
Buy tickets using button below or call Jeanne at 203.253.9880
the HiMMs (Judd Fuller, Kevin Rapillo, Liam Bailey) and their co-producers have long been band
members for renowned country artists, including Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Brett Eldredge,
Faith Hill, Jewel, Rose Falcon, Jaida Dreyer, Mallory Hope and others.
In stark contrast to their role in the country music industry, the progressive pop/rock trio
from Nashville demonstrates their unique chemistry with a collection of smart songs relating
to the nature of desire, the inevitability of change, and the inter connectivity of all things.
They will be joined by keyboardist Chad Kelly and other CT musicians, including banjo player
Dick Neal, Chris and Marc Berardo.
the HiMMs debut performance was at SXSW in March of 2014.
Download flyer for this event
Friday
Aug222014

16 Handles - Doggie Lickin' Day! Saturday 09/06/2014

16 Handles Doggie Lickin DayOn Sep 6, 2014, 16 Handles will be helping OPIN by donating 16% of the days sales proceeds for the care of the community pets in need. Stop by for a FroYo and help prevent pet homelessness. (Dowload the Flyer here.)  Every lickin' bit helps!  Stop by , enjoy a FroYo and support OPIN!

Saturday, Sep 6th 12pm–11:30pm
16 Handles FB Page
219 Bedford Street
Stamford CT 06901
Map 

Friday
Aug222014

09/07/2014 Keep it Going! Sunday Rally at Ferguson Library!

rally for a no kill shelter stamford ct

When: Sunday, Sep 7th 1-3 pm 
Where: Ferguson Library (Map) 
1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
(Bedford and Broad st.)

To Do: Spread the Word, Bring your signs! We will be collecting petition signatures related to keeping Stamford's animal shelter NO-KILL.  If you can print out this form and get signatures in advance -- from work friends, family, neighbors, whomever else you can think of -- that would be VERY helpful to the cause.  Sign the online petition for a modern, humane animal shelter in Stamford at Change.org.

 

Friday
Aug222014

Mayor's Night: In Monday, August 25 ~ 5:00 pm

Come speak to Mayor Martin and express your concerns about the future of Stamford Animal Control.
Stamford Animal Friends & Advocates want the Mayor to keep our Animal Shelter just that; a shelter for the animals.  We believe a Dog Pound is a thing of the past.  Stamford has moved beyond this and should not go back.  

Did you know that in 2013, Stamford proudly had a 92% adoption rate? 

Now compare that to the entire State of Connecticut municipal shelter system which had a 76% adoption rate and a 24% euthanasia rate (7,411 adopted and 2,341 euthanized). 
This is unacceptable.  
Yet the leaders from the State Dept. of Agriculture believe their operating model (a dog pound) is appropriate for Stamford.
No-Kill communities are ones where no savable animals are killed. Unfortunately, there are some animals who are hopelessly ill or injured, irremediably suffering, or in the case of dogs, vicious with a poor prognosis for rehabilitation.   Understandably, these animals are not adoption candidates.
Stamford successfully met the No-Kill criteria over the past nine (9) years by bringing the animals and the community life-saving programs.

We believe moving away from a No-Kill philosophy and vital programs means our shelter goes back to the 1960's dog pound, catch & kill mentality.    

Stamford was a leader amongst large municipal shelters across the State of CT.  This can continue with your support.  

Say NO to the Dept. of Agriculture's "dog pound" mentality.

Learn More: No Kill 101

 

Thursday
Aug212014

Sunday Rally at Ferguson Library!

rally for a no kill shelter stamford ct

When: Sunday, Aug 24th 1-3 pm 
Where: Ferguson Library (Map) 
1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
(Bedford and Broad st.)

To Do: Spread the Word, Bring your signs! We will be collecting petition signatures related to keeping Stamford's animal shelter NO-KILL.  If you can print out this form and get signatures in advance -- from work friends, family, neighbors, whomever else you can think of -- that would be VERY helpful to the cause.  Sign the online petition for a modern, humane animal shelter in Stamford at Change.org.

 

Thursday
Aug212014

NEXT TASK FORCE MEETING 12PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

When: Thursday Aug 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Stamford Government Center
            888 Washington Boulevard 
            Stamford, CT 06901
            (Map)
To Do:  Please try to make it to this meeting and show your support!. As a reminder we are not allowed to speak but any attendance to show we care would be awesome.  Prior meetings have been on the 4th floor but check with the front desk when you walk in. Look for Agenda, Minutes, and videos of past meetings here.