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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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OPIN Helps Dog Get Emergency Surgery

Thank you so much for your help with our dog Blaze. Because of your help he was able to have his surgery and has come through it ok. He is now in recovery and should be able to come home in a few days.

Thanks again
Joanne G.




I don't know how to tell you how wonderful OPIN is.

Dear Ali and staff,

I don't know how to tell you how wonderful Opin is.

I just heard about OPIN about 4 weeks ago.My little dog had been sick but I thought she had a little more time left. I left for work and my dog was about the same as she has been.  I spoke to Opin about her and they made an appointment for me at their vet.  But when I got home my dog had taken a turn for the worse.  As bad as she was Opin was there for her right to the end. I still don't know how to thank them for all they have done for me I think this is a wonderful organization and their program to save the animals is great.

I want to thank all of you again for everything. 

Mr. Greco



Danny Boy 03/17/2014

Message: Dear Ali and Opinpets:

I can't thank you all enough for your help in getting Danny Boy the surgery he needed to survive. I thought I was at a dead end and was going to have to put my poor little baby down... I wrote to you last Sunday night explaining my situation and Ali called me first thing Monday morning and was able to get Dr. Lazarus at Rippowam Animal Hospital to agree to do the surgery ... 

It has been five days since the surgery and my baby boy is doing fantastic! He was in some pain a couple days after the surgery & I told Ali & she arranged to have Rippowam keep him there for the day while I was at work so they could give him some meds and keep an eye on him so he wouldn't be alone. Everyone, especially Ali, has been so kind and empathic to my situation and I cannot thank you all enough. Ali...if it were not for you, I would not have my sweet dog right now. I will never forget how you went above and beyond to help us out!

Opinpets is a wonderful organization and without it, I could never have saved Danny Boy's life.

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

The McGhee Family


outreach to pets in need



Dear OPIN,

Thank you so much for being gracious enough to answer my phone call for help in placing Lexi, the Pit Bull I had been fostering over the summer. I appreciated you letting me bring to the Adopt A Dog event in Greenwich and in Stamford. You were the only agency that replied to my requests for help. Lexi now a has a new Forever Family and is quite busy keeping up with three children and their friends!

Thanks so much!

Marina Schafrick.

OPIN forever home for pit bull



Earlier this year we adopted a cat that was brought to the Stamford Animal Shelter in June 2011. We learned that she had been taken to the hospital and received veterinary care and tests through the Stamford Shelter donations.

We want to thank you for supporting the Shelter and for not giving up on this senior, special-needs kitty. We love her and are happy that she is part of our lives.

Thank you for your great work.

Ellen and Peter L.

special needs pet adoption



This is an amazing place.

They are open 365 days a year, and we adopted our newest addition Brutus, from them.

John H.

(Facebook Post)

ubu aka the dog adopted opin stamford



God Bless OPIN and all its volunteers. Now let's get behind them in their efforts to raise money for a much-needed new state-of-the-art facility, which the City of Stamford should have built long ago!

As a Stamford taxpayer, I would like to see some of my tax dollars spent on building a new shelter.


[Written in response to the help OPIN offered the Stamford Animal Shelter in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. ]

hurricane sandy pet adoption



OPIN does a great job!

Having adopted our dog from the Shelter, we have seen how much good work is dome there and we continue to support both organizations whenever we can.

We really look forward to the day when they announce that we have raised enough for a new Shelter. Laurie and OPIN are working really hard as are all the volunteers, to make that happen!

God bless all the workers and volunteers for SACC and OPIN!

Kerri B.

[Written in response to the help OPIN offered the Stamford Animal Shelter in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. ]

outreach to pets in need hurricane sandy



Dear Laurie Hollywood / OPIN,

I was touched by the article in the Advocate about your plight. Please use this money for whatever is most needed.


Johanna D.

laurie hollywood stamford animal control



Dear OPIN,

I can't adopt any more animals, but I hope this [donation] helps some at the Stamford Animal Shelter.

Thanks for you good work.

Susan L.

stamford connecticut adopt animals