I am Slater "the explorer kitty". I sport a gray and black tiger tabby look with a little bit of white here and there! My foster mom says I have the most unique yet handsome face. I am a fun, adventuresome, and curious boy. My foster mom rescued me and my siblings from her backyard. She thinks I managed 'a prison break' from the kitty cage on day 1. Little did she know it was just a rehearsal to break my siblings out on day 2! I managed to take my brothers and sister out on an adventure in her basement. I love to play with ping pong balls, wand toys, and laser light. I like to climb the kitty tree and love to chase bugs around. I am a little shy when introduced to a new place and strangers but I will show my true playful and fun self when I have had time to adjust. An affectionate scratch between the ears or just sitting with me in companionable silence makes feel happier and more secure than being held. Another cat or kitten will be a great idea as I love company. I amuse my foster mom just by being the fun, curious me! If you give me a loving home I am sure you will have loads of laughter and fun just watching me play. Want to adopt this pet? Fill out the adoption application available on the website www.poainc.org
We are a NO-Kill rescue and shelter for cats and dogs.
POA was formed in 1975 to rescue abandoned, abused and stray cats and dogs. Today we are one of the oldest and most respected animal welfare organizations in the northeast. POA is here to stay! You will not find a more dedicated, experienced or thorough resource for improving the lives of Connecticut cats and dogs. We confine our focus to our home state because this is where our infrastructure and resources reside, as well as our leadership.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Cat and Kitten Adoption Events and Open House every Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at our cat shelter: 144 Main Street, East Hartford, CT. Visit and interact with our cats and kttens in our feline playroom to help make the perfect selection for your home.
Petsmart at 5 Main Street, East Hartford, CT has a selection of our available cats that need loving homes. You can visit them anytime during Petsmart's hours. POA has volunteers every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 2 PM at this location to answer your questions and to help you start the adoption process.
Select adoptable dogs are shown at Petsmart in East Hartford the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-1 pm. Also select dogs are at Petco in Middletown the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 2 pm. Otherwise we would be happy to set up a private appointment for you to meet the dog who interests you.
Our Adoption Process...
We do have a screening and application process. Our dog application can be found at this link; https://us6.sheltermanager.com/service?account=ms1048&method=online_form_html&formid=4 Protectors of Animals requires a veterinarian check before any adoption.
One of our experienced Placement Team members will meet with you and show you the cat, kitten or dog you are interested in, or will guide you towards cats, kittens or dogs that are appropriate for your home environment. We will discuss with you the background of the cat, kitten or dog and what special needs or requirements he or she may have. We will happily take the time to carefully answer any questions you have or discuss any concerns.
POA does not charge an adoption “fee.” It costs POA anywhere from $100 and $400, or more, per dog or cat or kitten to make them well and prepare them for adoption. We are an all-donation organization and we rely on adoption donations to help us continue our work. When you adopt a cat or dog, we will ask for a donation. Our adoption donation information can be found at our website at www.poainc.org.
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