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We Love Lucy Fund

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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Great Afternoon at Bar Q

A big thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday at Bar Q Stamford for "Paw Prints and Drinks”.  The weather cooperated beautifully, providing a sunny patio to meet some of our adoptables and explain the plight of homeless pets and their needs, within our community and the Stamford shelter. The event raised $2,020 and we could not have done it without the generosity and donations from PetSmart, Conair, Chelsea Piers and Bar Q.

Audrey & Riley were the winners of a big gift basket from PetSmart.  The basket was filled with dog toys, blankets , and other treats - many of which Riley donated back to the dogs at the shelter. Two OPIN adoptables joined us for the day. Volunteers Jim and Phyllis handled Cookie (a small social butterfly) and Lucy (a laid back girl).  Both dogs are currently available for adoption.


Bucky and Dr Cline from VCA ShorelineToday OPIN received an emergency call from our friends at VCA Shoreline in Shelton,CT. We were told about a very brave (10) week old shih tzu that needs help. The owners“claim” to have taken this puppy to a dog park where he was attacked by another dog.

The majority of the damage was to his eye area and enucleation surgery (eye removal)was required. The owners chose to leave this beautiful puppy behind, surrendering him to VCA Shoreline.

VCA Hospital in Norwalk saved our beautiful Lucy (Norwalk dog burned in fire) last January, and now their sister hospital, VCA Shoreline in Shelton. is doing the same for this puppy!!

Jen Colucci (OPIN Co-Founder) and I visited this pup this evening. We named him Bucky- for his strong superhero nature! Bucky licked our faces, loved the hugs and attention, and demonstrated the fact that he is an incredible four pound bundle of joy!!

Bucky is still on intravenous antibiotics and painkillers- he is young and strong and will heal. The fact that he has one eye will not prevent him from living a long healthy life.Bucky will need time to heal and then will go up for adoption.

Please help us raise funds for Bucky- every dollar helps! Tax deductible donations may be made on our web site - just click the "Donate" button over there on the left and place Bucky in the comment area,  or mail to OPIN PO Box 488 Riverside, CT 06878


No Caption Needed, Just Look at This . . .


Here are Kerri, Lucy and Kelli in a recent photograph.

This picture really does say it all.

 If you could have seen first-hand the condition poor Lucy was in just six months ago,

it would make your heart burst to witness how far she's come and how happy she is now.

Look at that smile!

 We thank all of you sincerely for sending your love, your prayers, your good wishes,

and, of course, your generous donations.

We know they played a significant part in her recovery.

 In honor of Lucy's phenomenal turnaround, OPIN has established the

We Love Lucy Fund

to provide veterinary care to other pets, like Lucy, with catastrophic medical needs.

With your support, we can continue to help all the ones who need us.


Thank you from all of us, but especially from Lucy.



This Picture Is Worth a MILLION Words!


. . . And She Will Live Happily Ever After . . .