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Services

Some of the programs we currently provide:

  • Low or No cost spay/neuter certificates
  • Humane Education through schools, seminars and special needs groups
  • Internships for Both High School and College Students looking to gain experience working hands on with animals, learning about investigations and providing services to enhance both public and animal safety
  • Rehabilitation to the most abused, neglected and sickly animals
  • Adoption counseling and basic training for new adopters
  • Lost and Found Community Internet Board
  • Rabies and Microchipping Clinics
  • Pet Food Pantry for people going through hardships
  • Education through orientation provided on a bi-weekly basis with Volunteer Coordinators
  • Outreach Programs with Off site Adoption and Animal Care Fairs
  • Pet Certified Therapy Dogs to our Hospice and Assisted Living Residents
  • Community Resource Guidance
  • Therapy provided to Special Needs Groups on site such as Vista, Pathways, Sarah, Aces, Harbor Health, & The Children’s Community Programs of CT
  • Host and Produce local TV Adoption Show — Adopt A Friend — to promote animal awareness every month
  • Seniors matching seniors program
  • Safe-keep services for residents going in Hospital
  • Transportation assistance program-provide disabled or senior residents with access to staff to help them bring animals to vet or pick animals up at their house if they have to owner release them but have no transportation

Some of the services and programs, we are initiating or expanding upon:

  • Enhancing our website to be more interactive, informative
  • Providing training and equipment to keep the staff and the public safe
  • Providing management companies information about the importance of dog licensing, how it benefits them to offer their residents the necessary information to comply, and reaching a record numbers of renters that would have been lost to the system
  • Staff members and volunteers uniformed to maintain a professional appearance
  • Continuing to expand upon fundraising efforts (Walk for the Homeless Pets) and public awareness
  • Working with other local shelters and rescues
  • Participating in mutual aid

Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter 749 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 Phone: (203) 315-4125 Fax: 315-3851