Our Companions Animal Rescue

Our Companions Animal Rescue is a Connecticut based organization that promises to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge or cost.

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Our Companions Mission

Founded in 2002, Our Companions Animal Rescue is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that goes to extraordinary lengths to help animals in need today, while working to prevent animals from becoming homeless tomorrow.

About Our Companions

Dear Friends,

Our Companion Animal Rescue’s chief guiding principle is to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the cost or challenge. We are committed to helping animals in need today, while also providing programs to prevent animals from becoming homeless.

With our Valerie Program Center in Manchester, and animal Sanctaury in Ashford, the possibilities of what we can accomplish to help animals in need today, while also addressing the root causes of pet homelessness, are limitless.

One hundred percent of our capital campaign (construction at the Ashford sanctuary) and 99% of our operating costs (vet bills, pet food, various sanctuary and Program Center operational expenses, etc.) are made possible by the generosity of the community. There are few non-profit organizations, animal-related or otherwise, whose ability to serve its constituents is so closely tied to the voluntary philanthropic support of the public.

It is powerful to know that since our founding in 2002, so many have invested in our mission to always do the right thing for animals. While the last decade has been extraordinary, it’s what lies ahead that truly invigorates us. And we look forward to continuing on this journey with you.

Thank you for placing your trust in us. Thank you for helping to make Our Companions Animal Rescue possible.


Susan Linker
Chief Executive Officer