It's OCTOPURRR! That means STARescue is going Crazy for Cats!

STARescue will reimburse the adoption fee for all cat adoptions from the Stamford Animal Shelter during the month of October.


No pet should ever be abandoned is the motto of STARescue (Stamford Animal Rescue)

Stamford-based STARescue will reimburse the adoption fee for all cats and kittens adopted from the Stamford Shelter during the month of October.

STARescue Executive Director Heather Scutti says the shelter is overflowing with felines and they are happy to be able to help.  The funds for this program are being donated anonymously, with the hope that many cats will find loving homes.

Cats like "Sammy" a male domestic short-hair who has the distinction of being the cat who has resided at the shelter the longest.  Can we make Octopurrr the last month Sammy lives in a cage?

To take advantage of this promotion, simply adopt from the shelter and submit an application, which is avaialable at the shelter.

According to Stamford Animal Care and Control Director Laurie Hollywood, there are currently 8 cats and 14 kittens at the shelter.  Of course, that number changes regularly.  While the shelter recieves kittens year-round, Laurie explained that the fall 'kitten season' is one of the busiest they experience.

Some of the adorable adoptable pets are pictured here, and more can be viewed at Petfinder.com.  A special Thank You to local pet photographer Geoff Tishman for suppling georgeous pictures of the kitties.

The Stamford animal shelter is located at 201 Magee Avenue.  They are open every day, check here for hours and directions.

STAR was founded in 2012 by Heather and was inspired by the idea that "no animal should ever be abandoned."

Heather has been a strong supporter of helping homeless and misplaced animals find the comfort and love of a forever home.  

Stamford Animal Rescue's mission is to provide medical care, temporary homes, food and emergency shelter to pets whose caretakers are struggling with economic hardship.  STAR’s long term vision is to ensure that no Connecticut pet guardian will ever have to abandon their pet due to economic hardship, and to ensure that all companion animals are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.


Blessing of the Animals  STAR invites you to bring your pets to be blessed in the natural beauty of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens on Sunday, October 7th from 2 - 5pm.  The event is free and is scheduled rain or shine.  Please contain and restrain your pets for the good of the gardens.
Around the Point for StaRescue a 4k jog/walk with dogs around Harbor Point on Sunday, October 14th at Commons Park at 9am.

Pet Rescue Adoption Days at High Ridge Shopping Center on Saturday, November 3rd from 11am - 3pm.  Working with local rescue groups, STAR coordinates monthly adoption events at High Ridge Shopping Center in Stamford, Connecticut with the goal of bringing the pets to the people.

Twenty-five pets have found homes as a result of the High Ridge Adoption events!

Additional information about all of these events can be found here.

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Tina Aronson October 02, 2012 at 03:26 PM
You guys are great...Thanks Star Rescue!
Leslie Yager October 02, 2012 at 05:15 PM
STAR staff Heather and Pam are awesome!
Leslie Yager October 02, 2012 at 05:16 PM
And Tina and KerriAnn! Working tirelessly too!
STARelief and Pet Assistance October 03, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Thanks Leslie, KerriAnn and Tina! I'm so glad we are working together.
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