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Phone: 203-966-6556
PO Box 473
New Canaan
Connecticut 06840
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Target demographics: homeless and abandoned animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 200 animals including cats, dogs, wildlife and one horse!

Geographic areas served: the Fairfield County area of Connecticut and bordering Westchester County, NY

Programs: Adoptions, Low Cost Spay/Neutering, Senior Support, Humane Education, Emergency Rescue and a Sanctuary Program.

Strays & Others, Inc. is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3, Fairfield County based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and responsible placement of homeless and unwanted animals. Founded in 1985, the organization provides both refuge and sanctuary for nearly 50 animals at any given time; offers medical care, spaying and neutering, good nutrition in nurturing environments; and has placed over 4,300 animals into loving, permanent homes. The main focus is on dogs and cats, although the group has been known to help a wide variety of animals in need including: domestic birds, waterfowl, assorted wildlife, and two horses in need!

Strays & Others is also known for its unusually high success rate in matching each animal with the best suitable home - 96% stay in their adoptive homes forever! The group is currently seeking foster homes, volunteers, direct animal care, fundraising, marketing and creative input!

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Strays and Others is a fantastic organization that I am so happy to be a part of. The organization truly cares about the treatment and placement of homeless and abandoned animals. In the few months that I have been involved with Strays and Others, I have already seen so many animals go to happy, ... more »
Our family adopted Lana, an Abby-tabby mix, just last year. She is so much a part of our family and daily life we feel so blessed. Strays and Others is a truly committed organization and goes to great lengths to really make sure the animals being placed are the right fit and are settling well into ... more »
Growing up in a philanthropic family I learned early on the importance of giving back to others. One thing my Mother instilled in me was always supporting organizations that provide sanctuary to animals. Seven years ago I moved to CT and learned about Strays and Others from a business colleague... more »
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