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About the Shelter

What we are about:

The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter has been helping homeless animals along the Connecticut shoreline and vicinity since April 2003.

Hundreds of displaced animals come through our doors each year and it takes a lot of time, rehabilitation and veterinary care to place them into new homes.

With such great support from the Town of Branford, our dedicated staff and our terrific volunteer base, we provide some of the best animal control & shelter services available in the state.

We are so much more than a traditional shelter! We offer many programs and services to educate, inform and inspire people to take responsible care of their pets and to treat them with the kindness they deserve. With the support from people from all over Connecticut and beyond, we are helping to create a better community for all.

Who we are:

Laura Selvaggio Burban
Director of Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter

Wendy Joyce
Supervisor & Municipal Animal Control Officer

Pam Medlyn
Assistant Animal Control Officer

Carolyn Duman
Assistant Animal Control Officer

Dawn Buffone
Assistant Animal Control Officer

Kaleigh Cisone
Assistant Animal Control Officer

Amber Fearnley
Program Coordinator

Last Updated: Mon, 03/15/2021 - 10:38am