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Our Featured North Haven, CT Partner:

The Purr Project, Inc

Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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The Purr Project calls New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine (In Southern Connecticut) home, which allows us to enjoy certain advantages toward our mission.

About Our Shelter:

The Purr Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to give second chances to cats that have been abused, abandoned and/or injured - Focusing primarily on those that would otherwise be euthanized because they have –sometimes serious –medical issues. Many of our volunteers are veterinarians or veterinary technicians therefore we can provide 24-hour care for our animals.
But The Purr Project is more than just an animal rescue. Through The Purr Project Foundation, we give scholarships to vet, pre-vet, or vet-tech students who have and will continue to dedicate their lives to the welfare of of animals. Our community arm - The Beebe Anti Cruelty Institute seeks to address community issues like, “Animal Abuse and the Circle of Violence”, because we know that kids who abuse animals sometimes grow to be adults who abuse other people. Therefore we try to reach kids through newsletters, adopt a class outreach, and volunteerism.

Come Meet our Pets:

To see our kitties you can drop by New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine (In Southern Connecticut), or go to

Our Adoption Process:

We at the Purr Project are eager and excited to help you through the process that may match you with a life long friend and companion. Go to to download an application. The cats that get accepted to our program have in most cases been sick and/or injured because our objective is to accept cats that otherwise would have been euthanized. These ailments may include everything from broken bones to respiratory infections. This objective makes us different from most other feline adoption agencies.
With our objective in mind, our cats often come to us afraid, malnourished and suffering from exposure. It becomes our duty and pleasure then, to provide care and comfort to these animals that have been abandoned. Over the course of each cat’s stay, they truly become members of our family. Therefore, remember a couple points*: 1) Although we do not do home visits, our application is thorough. 2) The process takes time because we do check references so your application must be filled out completely – incomplete applications will be thrown out. 3) You will be given a cat that is to the best of our knowledge and in good faith is happy and healthy at that time. There is no guarantee that health or behavior problems will not arise in the future. 4) Kittens are $125 and Adults are $80.
The Purr project is an organization made up solely of a small group of dedicated, non-paid volunteers who serve on our own time. We are also not a part of New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine, so also remember: 1) We try our hardest to get back to applicants promptly about their applications but in some cases – depending on the number of applications - it may take up to 7 days for us to contact you so please be patient with us. 2) Although hospital employees at the front desk and on the phone are helpful, they may not be able to answer many of the questions that you may have about the Purr Project. 3) Adoptions are handled on a first come first serve basis.
Your question may then become, “What happens after I fill out the Application”?
Here is what to expect after you return your application: 1) volunteers will gather completed applications. – 3 to 7 days
2) volunteers will call prospective parents to set up interview and check references. – 3 to 5 days after step 1. 3)volunteers will call prospective parents to set up “cat show”. - 3 to 5 days after step 2. In many cases you become a new parent that day!
I assure you that waiting is the most difficult part of the process. I can also assure you that for those who are willing to go through our process will become the parent of someone that we care about, as well as family to us.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a cat or kitten versus getting cats for sale or kittens for sale from a cat breeder? When someone is breeding kittens, they are creating new cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of cat or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a cat for sale from a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a cat or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.