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Update: COVID-19 Changes

CHS can currently accept:

  • New/unopened pet food
  • New/unopened clay cat litter
  • New dog, cat and small animal toys
  • New/unopened kitten formula and bottles

CHS is unable to accept gently used items at this time. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please attach your contact information to the item(s) so an acknowledgement can be mailed to you. Donations may be left at the front door. Thank you!

The support of friends like you in the community makes this lifesaving work possible. Your support:

  • Makes homeless pets comfortable while they await new families, whether that pet is here at the Connecticut Humane Society, at a partner shelter, or in a foster home.
  • Assists families utilizing CHS’ Pet Food Pantry with keeping their pets at home and out of shelters.

Donations of pet food and supplies make tails wag and purrs rumble here at CHS. Drop off your donations at any of these locations, or learn more about how to organize a drive with family and friends, at work, or as part of a service group.

Please note that CHS is not able to accept:

  • Open or ripped bags of pet food
  • Expired food
  • Bags weighing over 40 lbs.

The Connecticut Humane Society is in need of:

  • CHS Pets Wish List on Amazon (You will need to sign in to your account to view the list.)
  • Clay litter ***CHS is urgently in need of this item.***
  • Newspaper without inserts
  • Cat, dog and small animal toys (we especially need cat toys!) ***CHS is unable to accept catnip toys.***
  • Kong toys (any size appreciated for both cats and dogs)
  • Snuggle Safe microwave heat disks
  • New or gently used towels, blankets, bedding (must be machine washable)
  • New litter boxes
  • Cat scratchers by STRETCH AND SCRATCH
  • CareFresh bedding for small animals
  • Paper towels
  • Yesterday’s News litter
  • Large garbage bags, (heavy duty only, 55 gal.)
  • Slow feeder bowls
  • KMR and KMR Ready to Feed
  • Kitten bottles
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Royal Canin Baby Cat food (canned and dry)
  • Busy bones
  • Nylabones
  • Soft training treats (Zuke’s are recommended)
  • Small animal toys (for mice, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc.)
  • Friskies canned food
  • Oxbow Guinea pig and rabbit food
  • Soft cat treats
  • 2 gallon ZipLock bags
  • Large dog toys
  • Peanut butter
  • Bounce dryer sheets
  • Cat litter scoops
  • Miracle Nipples
  • Four Paws Easy Feeder for small animals

The Fox Memorial Clinic is in need of:

  • Large dog beds for recovering animals
  • Bath towels
  • New nylon or cloth leashes
  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towels
  • Dryer sheets
  • High efficiency (HE) laundry detergent in liquid or powder
    (Purex, Xtra or Arm & Hammer only please)

Donations can be delivered to the following address:

Fox Memorial Clinic
701B Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

The CHS Food Pantry is in need of: 

Unopened and unexpired donations of the following types of pet food:

CHS is not able to accept:

  • Open or ripped bags
  • Expired food
  • Bags weighing over 40 lbs.

The most common food needed is:

  • Friskies
  • Fancy Feast
  • Iams
  • Purina
  • Pedigree
  • Beneful
  • Hill’s Science Diet
  • Wellness
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Natural/holistic brands
  • Milkbones
  • Grain-free dog food for pets with dietary restrictions
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