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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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I have watched Strays And Others grow over the years, and I have been impressed every step of the way. I remember it when it was just a few dedicated people trying to make the world a better place by helping those that needed the help the most – the lost and abandoned animals of Fairfield County ... more »
S.A.O. is not a large group, but they put in more time and effort than most organizations 3x their size! What they lack in size they make up for in heart. It's a hardworking group of volunteers, most with full-time jobs that dedicate their time to taking care of the shelter animals, fundraising ... more »
Felix The Cat, my tuxedo kitty, came from Strays & Others. He's the third cat I have gotten from Claudia Weber's loving Not-For-Profit. Not only has my feline child come from Strays & Others, but I tell everyone I know about the beautiful animals that are taken in, nurtured and placed in quality ... more »
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