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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Introducing the Newman’s Own Foundation Sanctuary Challenge


Our animal Sanctuary in Ashford, Connecticut provides a home-like, supportive environment for abused and abandoned animals to recover and prepare for new homes. However, with only 3 cottages on the campus, we are limited in the number of animals we can house at any one time. Imagine how much more we could do, and how many more lives we could save, if we only had more space.

With your help, we won’t have to imagine.

Newmans OwnRecognizing the need to grow our Annual Fund, which makes all of our animal rescue programs possible, and continue expanding our one-of-a-kind Ashford Sanctuary, Newman’s Own Foundation has put forth a challenge – the Newman’s Own Foundation Sanctuary Challenge.

If we can meet our very ambitious $850,000 Annual Fund goal by December 31, Newman’s Own Foundation will make a generous lead gift of $100,000 to launch Phase 3 of our capital campaign to build 4 more cottages at our Sanctuary. (We hope to break ground in the fall of 2016.)

Please help us take advantage of this special opportunity by making a generous gift of $500 to our Annual Fund today. With your support, we’ll not only meet our goals for this year, but we’ll be closer to truly realizing our vision for the Ashford campus.

Click here to donate today and thank you!


Cookie's Update


Hi Everyone!

I don't know if you remember me, but my name is Cookie. Several months ago I gave birth to three beautiful kittens affectionately referred to as my "crumbs".  They were all adopted to wonderful homes on July 3rd, and, by now I'd bet that you are wondering how they are doing.

Well, let's just say that I couldn't be a  prouder mom.  The reviews are coming in and I can thankfully say they are happy well-adjusted kittens that are so loved by their new families. (of course I never doubted that they would turn out that way).

Just take a look at their photos and I think you'll agree with me.

Here's a quick shot of them together just before they left me for their new homes.  Look at those sweet innocent faces!

And now here they are in their new homes:

Biscuit and Keebler have now been renamed to Tippy and Tara and they are growing up to be such beautiful girls.




And it's so nice to hear that their human parents love them as much as I do -"We love them more than words can say and can't thank you enough for all you did with their imprint training. We can vouch for the imprint training process. They have been happy well adjusted kittens since day one with us!"

It just fills my heart with joy to hear how well they are doing - and phew!  so glad that I sent them to that kitten kindergarten class.  Really, it was just for a little free time for me but seems it did them a world of good. (Thanks again to their human mentors).

Of course - there is still my little boy Graham,  who now goes by the name of Reese.He went to his new home by himself but he's not alone.  He's done a  wonderful job of making new friends in his home and it seems he's adjusting well. Here he is annoying  his new sister Lily (honestly, I don't know why I ever thought that would change).


Still as cute - and mischievous as ever- thankfully his new family can handle him as well as I could.


"He’s doing great.  Lots of energy, very mischievous and naughty!  Our favorite kind of cat!  He’s full of energy, never stops.  He adores his brother Bailey and he’s still working on getting his sisters to love him 100% of the time.  Most of the time they do but they keep him in line when needed. "





It's so nice to see that my babies are doing well. As for me...I do miss them.



I was having a lot of fun with my pals Emily and Whiskers ....but then they got adopted too. So now I just have one roommate left and he's nice.... buuuut... really he's just not my type.

I'm looking forward to my forever family coming along too.