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Local burn victim, Lucy received medical care and found a new home! With Lucy as our inspiration the "We Love Lucy Fund" will be used to help other animals in need of medical attention. Please consider making a donation to the Lucy Fund . LEARN MORE & SUPPORT CLICK FOR LUCY UPDATE

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St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 5, 2016 - 12 PM

Once again, OPIN is honored to have been asked to march in this year's Stamford St. Pat's Day parade to be held Saturday, March 5th. Come and enjoy the parade!


Find 'The One' in Time for Valentine's Day!

Looking for Love That Lasts? OPINPets and Best Friends Animal Society Can Help You Adopt a Pet to Realize Those #RelationshipGoals.

OPINPets, Best Friends and Hallmark Channel Team Up to Encourage Everyone to Swipe Right to Find "The One" at National Pet Adoption Event Stamford, CT - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Oh. Now the bad news... As sincerely as we try, statistics show that being consciously coupled is often fraught with failure. According to bestselling author Hellen Chen, more than 85 percent of dating relationships end in a breakup. Not to mention, nearly a third of marriages end in divorce.

adopt a petBut don't fret, there is a way to set realistic #RelationshipGoals this year: Ditch the dating and adopt a pet.

When looking for love, you're more likely to find the real deal at OPIN than at your local bar, or on Tinder, or Ashley Madison for that matter. Just for starters, about 81 percent of people on dating sites and apps lie about height, weight or age in their profiles (according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study). But dogs and cats don't lie about tail length or being housebroken, what you see is what you get.

Instead of roses this year, OPIN is joining Best Friends Animal Society's national Valentine's Day adoption campaign, "The One". OPIN is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets ® Network which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.


Sunday, Oct 18th, Powder Puff 2: Brunettes vs Blondes!

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WHEN: Sunday, October 18, 2015 
TIME: Game starts at 1pm sharp
WHERE: Binney Park on Sound Beach Ave in Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Every year, a group of young women battle it out in a Powder Puff Football Charity game! For a second year in a row, the girls will be supporting and raising money for OPIN (Outreach to Pets in Need).

Your donation will help Astro, a 5-month old pitbull; who was recently hit by a car.  With no funding allocated for surgeries, a Connecticut high kill shelter would have put him down.  Then OPIN came to his rescue!

Astro is in good care now after receiving hip socket surgery, but he still needs to be watched. They're hopeful that his surgery will be a success.   Astro is currently up for adoption and looking for a good home. The funds raised will not only help Astro, but the next critically ill pet in need of urgent care.

Please make a small donation online today, or on game day by credit card, cash, or check.

The event is public, so please invite your friends, loved ones, and bring your pets along to come watch!

Astro will be waiting to meet you.


Stop by and see OPIN at Puttin' On The Dog 2015

puttin' on the dog

Stop by and see OPIN at:

PLACE: Puttin' On The Dog
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
Greenwich, CT

DATE: Sunday, September 20th 2015
10AM to 4:30PM

More info here!


Strut Your Mutt: Best Friends Charity Dog Walk - 09/26/2015

Strut Your MuttStrut Your Mutt is a dog walk, 5K run, and dog-themed festival benefiting animal welfare groups and Best Friends Animal Society as they work to save the lives of pets in shelters. The event takes place Saturday, September 26, 2015 in New York City at Hudson River Park's Pier 26 but we are asking for you pledge now

Please join us either by registering for our team (walk with us - with or without a dog) or consider donating to one of our team members. Your donation is tax-deductible and our organization keeps 100 percent of the money we raise (after transaction fees).

The money we raise will be used to help us continue preventing pet homelessness.  With your help, we can continue offering FREE dog training and microchips to the community and provide a temporary safe haven for pets owned by victims of domestic violence.  Our SNIP program provides spay/neuter services to low income families which utimately impacts the number of pets entering shelters.  Our medical assistance program helps owners in financial crisis take care of the emergency vet costs for their pets.  And of course, with your help, we can take in many more pets into OPIN's foster family, providing them with a loving and safe temporary home until a permanent home can be found.   We realize the work we do for the animals is only made possible by you, our generous donors.  Thank you!


Previous Events:



Barefoot in the Park! - 08/22/2015, 4 pm - 8 pm

Barefoot in the ParkWhere: Harbor Point, Commons Park, Stamford CT
 When: Saturday, August 22, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  Price: $30 suggested donation-all proceeds go to OPIN
What:  Please join us for an afternoon of fun, courtesy of Exhale Yoga. Take a yoga class, enjoy the live band, vendors, beautiful scenery at Stamford's best view- Harbor Point!! Thank you Exhale for caring about the community pets in need!
4:00-6:00 PM FREE MICROCHIP PET CLINIC- Dogs must be leashed- cats in carriers- No appointments needed. Harbor Point Commons Park across from Exhale Yoga.

Next Animal Control Task Force Meeting 04/14/2015 6:30PM

When: Thursday Apr 14, 2015 - 6:30pm
Where: Stamford Government Center
            Democratic Caucus Room
            888 Washington Boulevard
            Stamford, CT 06901
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. Report of the Stamford Animal Control Manager
2. Review and final approval of draft Stamford Animal Ordinance, reflecting comments from last meeting of Task Force
3. Collection of requested documents for Task Force report to the Mayor a. Volunteerdocs(Emmett/Toma)
a. Adoption docs (Emmett/Toma)
b. Potential sites for new SACCC (Taylor)
c. Overview of SACCC situation and staffing (Cobb)
4. Preparing report to Mayor

Pucks & Paws - April 11, 2015

Paws & Pucks Info - pdfWhere: Webster Bank Arena (Harbor Yard) Map
 When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:00pm (Doors open 6:00pm)
  Price: $20 with order by Apirl 3rd (regularly $37)
Includes: Center Ice Tickets, Bring Your Dog!, Donations to O.P.I.N, S.T.A.R., P.A.W.S, Bridgeport Animal Control, & Help Willy's Friends
What:  Enjoy a Hockey Game, Animal Related Vendors and Adoptables.
More: We are honored to have received a sponsorship from our friends at VCA Specialty Animal Hospitals.  Not only will we receive a vendor booth the night of the event, but also a portion of the ticket sale proceeds which will go a long way in helping more critical care animals like Lucy; who VCA Norwalk so lovingly treated for massive burns. (Flyer here!)
Thank you VCA Specialty Animal Hospitals:
  • VCA Vet Referral & Emerg. Center
  • VCA  Shoreline Vet. Referral & Emerg. Center
  • VCA  Cheshire Animal Hospital!

Paint your own pet on April 27th

Pintot's Palettte Event InfoWhere: Pinot's Palette
 When: Monday, April 27, 2015 7:00 - 10:00 pm
 Hurry: The deadline to sign up & submit your photo is April 14th! 
  More: Mention OPIN in the seating request field at sign up and Pinot's will donate $5 per person to OPIN  SIGNUP HERE!
More: Your pet has lots of personality, so why shouldn't his portrait? This is the perfect chance to show off how fun your fur baby is on the inside by painting him in bold, psychedelic colors!  Think gift for upcoming Mother's & Father's Day.