About Our Companions
Our Companions is committed to doing the right thing for animals, regardless of the cost or challenge. What this means is that we go to extraordinary lengths to help animals in need today, while also working to prevent animals from becoming homeless tomorrow by addressing the root causes of pet homelessness.
Thanks to the support of our volunteers and donors, we are able to provide our unique public services aimed at eliminating the root causes of pet homelessness to over 2,000 animals in 2012. This is a testament to the resourcefulness, creativity, and passion of our over 200 volunteers and the generosity of our donors who provide the financial resources to make their work possible.
Thanks to the leadership of our donors who contributed to the Capital Campaign to build our Sanctuary on 43 acres in Ashford, CT we now have one more way that we are able to help animals who have no other place to turn. At the sanctuary, animals will find a safe refuge to rehabilitate and live in an enriching, cage-free, homelike environment while they wait for their new forever home.
And thanks to our over 2,000 donors, in 2013 we will be able to expand our programs thanks, to the opening of our new Valerie Friedman Program Center in Manchester, CT. Slated to open in February, 2013, this 6,000 square foot facility will be home to our business offices; it will house our critical animal helpline call center, our canine behavioral training and humane-education sessions and will provide a physical space for our political organizing efforts, low cost spay/neuter initiatives and adoption services. These are the programs that truly address the issue of pet overpopulation and homelessness. And now we’ll be able to administer them in a far more effective and efficient manner.
Thank you for making 2012 a success and with your help we will be able to accomplish even more in 2013.
Chief Executive Officer