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February 2024

Demo Begins!

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January 2024

New Year, New Updates

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Campaign Tails E-Newsletter Archive

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Demo Begins!02/2024Viking Construction started demolishing the houses on the property and taking out the structures and debris. The next steps are to level the ground, pour the foundation, and blast the rock, then comes construction of the new facility. Despite recent delays, the Animal Resource Center is on track to open between late 2024 and early 2025, with visible progress expected week by week.
New Year, New Updates1/2024So many good things are in store for the project in Wilton! Included in this edition are construction updates, campaign webpage changes, recent blog posts, and opportunities for face-to-face info sessions for the soon-to-be-built animal resource center.
2023: A Year In Review12/2023Milestones, moments and memories fill our hearts with joy. 2023 bursted with new friendships, a new place in the community of Wilton, renewed hope for thousands of pets to come. Take a look back to celebrate some favorite moments from 2023…
Thanksgiving is a Time to Be Grateful11/2023At the center of this capital campaign and building project are two notions: Building a future where pets and families can stay together forever, and the gratitude for those who have made a difference in the lives of pets.
Construction Crews are Moving In!10/2023Movement on the property of the soon-to-be CHS Animal Resource Center in Wilton is finally underway! Following the groundbreaking ceremony last month, crews quickly moved in to start preparing for construction.
Let the Groundbreaking Commence!09/2023Following the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Animal Resource Center, demolition and construction of the new facility is set to begin soon.
The Dog Days of Summer Aren't Slowing Us Down!08/2023CHS pushes through the summer heat to continue to achieve exciting milestones. Work on the Animal Resource Center ramps up as groundbreaking inches closer.
2022: Celebrating Milestones02/2023An overview of the exciting milestones reached throughout 2022.
Let's Build This Future Together11/2022The design phase shifts from creation to construction documents and the Together Forever campaign continues to raise funds to open the doors as soon as possible.
Mutts, Mimosas, and Much Frivolity!09/2022The Together Forever Campaign launched into the community phase with a slate of events at the new Wilton property and beyond.
Together Forever...Launched!08/2022The Together Forever Campaign launched into the community phase with a slate of events at the new Wilton property and beyond.
Won't You Be my Neighbor?04/2022Connecticut Humane Society is the official property owner of 863-875 Danbury Road in Wilton.
Design! Construction! Oh My!03/2022The roadmap to opening the Animal Resource Center is coming together with over $9.3M raised and the approval of town commissions.
Cheers to You!12/2021Donors made 2021 a transformational year for the Together Forever campaign.
A Wilton Welcome12/2021CHS received approval by Wilton’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) and Inland Wetland Commission (IWC) for an Animal Resource Center and will officially be building in Wilton.
There’s No “I” in Team10/2021$8M have been raised for the Together Forever Campaign thanks to incredible donors.
The Best Kind of Doctor's Visit09/2021Dr. Patricia Hart, the owner of Southport Veterinary Center, joins CHS for a tour of the Wilton property.
The Bottom Line on Stock Gifts07/2021Investors have leveraged exceptional returns in the market and are finding unique opportunities to support pets.
Together Again06/2021Supporters and community leaders gathered outside at the Wilton site to learn more about plans for the new facility, progress made with town boards and commissions, and the Together Forever campaign.
Applications Are A Go!04/2021Design and engineering team presents an overview of the project to Wilton’s Architectural Review Board (ARB) and Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z).
A Planned Impact… WOW03/2021The Together Forever Campaign has reached a new fundraising milestone of $6 million, following a deferred pledge of $500,000 by Volunteer Committee Chair, Valerie Juengst.
New Year, New Goals02/2021Applications for Planning and Zoning, the Architectural Review Board, the Inland Wetlands Commission and the State Traffic Commission with the town of Wilton are prepared as the Together Forever Campaign continues to build momentum.
The Work Begins!11/2020CHS’s on-site team visits the Wilton property and discusses the next steps in the development of the new CHS Fairfield County location.
Wilton Property Receives Rave Reviews09/2020Throughout the summer donors, friends and volunteers visited 863 Danbury Road in Wilton, to get a firsthand look at the proposed space for a new animal resource center.
Wilton Wonderland07/2020An 18-acre piece of land in Wilton is shaping up to be the ideal future home for the Connecticut Humane Society’s new location in Fairfield County.
A Vital Future06/2020The pandemic has intensified CHS' mission to keep pets in homes and provide reduced-fee veterinary medicine.
A Heartfelt Thank You01/2020Gordon Willard has made an immense impact on pets in his 10 years at the Connecticut Humane Society and over 30 years in the animal welfare world as a whole. Donors thank him leading up to his retirement.
Together Forever Meets Its Match12/2019An anonymous donor offered a giving match for the Westport volunteers, doubling the impact of each gift and pledge.
Together Forever Campaign Crosses $5M Mark10/2019The Together Forever campaign for the pets crosses the $5M mark in gifts. Read donor testimonials…
Volunteers Get the Low Down08/2019Volunteers gather at meetings throughout Fairfield County to learn more about the Together Forever campaign for the pets, share what excites them about the plan for the future, and ask questions.
Gretchen Dale: Campaign Chair07/2019Introduction to Campaign Chair, Gretchen Dale.
Raising a Paw to the Pets06/2019Dozens of people gather at house parties in Greenwich and Wilton to kick off the silent phase of the Together Forever campaign.
A New Model of Care05/2019Volunteers gather for Think Tanks in all three districts to identify the most pressing needs of pets inside and outside the shelter kicking off the Together Forever campaign.