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Site Selected For Stamford Animal Shelter As Fundraising Begins

Stamford Helping Paws, a non-profit organization, is now the official fundraising partner for Stamford Animal Control and Care Center. The Center is located on Magee Avenue.
Stamford Helping Paws, a non-profit organization, is now the official fundraising partner for Stamford Animal Control and Care Center. The Center is located on Magee Avenue. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File photo

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Helping Paws, a new non-profit organization, is now the official fundraising partner for Stamford Animal Control and Care Center (SACCC).

Stamford Helping Paws is a local non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the comfort and care of animals in the SACCC facility, including fundraising for the design and development of a new SACCC structure in Stamford.

The city of Stamford announced on Tuesday that the new Animal Control and Care Center will be at its current location, a city-owned parcel on Magee Avenue. It has not been determined whether to extensively renovate the current building or tear it down and start anew.

In the short term, SHP will supplement city funding to the SACCC to support initiatives not covered in the city budget, but its primary objective is to raise money to build a state of the art, modern animal shelter.

“The current shelter is over 50 years old and is in desperate need of an update, but there are competing demands for both capital and operating budgets in the city of Stamford, so SHP was created to help meet that need,’’ SHP President Eileen Heaphy said. “We’re a non-profit 501(c)3, but we’re different from other area animal welfare groups because we’re institutionally linked to both the city and the SACCC. Our board is made up of community members as well as city employees and the Director of the SACCC.”

To make a donation to Stamford Helping Paws, visit stamfordhelpingpaws.org, email stamfordhelpingpaws@gmail.com or call 203-987-6695.

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