I came across Strays and Others when a friend shared a post of a cat needing a forever home on my Facebook page. Though their Facebook page, I recently learned of and went to an adoption event. I was greeted with the kindest and most helpful group of volunteers and veterinary staff (where the event was held). Though it was nearing the end of the event, the volunteers made sure that I had to opportunity to visit with the kitties I was interested in meeting, as well as answered any questions that I had. They were very personable and clearly displayed a love for the all of the animals in their care. The following day, two volunteers met me at their location so that I could meet the kitties in a familiar environment, and I was SO impressed. 18 kitties and you would never know! It was so clean, no scent of cats, and the kitties are so much healthier than some of the ones I have met in other shelters. The kitties have freedom to roam during the day, which warmed my heart, as the site of them constantly locked in cages is heartbreaking. They also allowed me to spend a great deal of time getting to know the kitties. That time gave me the opportunity to continuously engage with a timid little guy who peaked my interest, and in that time, he stopped running and hiding, and began to warm to my attempts to engage. Strays and Others, because of both volunteers and animals, is definitely worth exploring if you are searching for a new furry friend.
We had such a positive experience adopting our little Pookie. Strays and others cares so much! Thank you Strays and Others and special thanks to Claudia Weber.
We adopted s little dog from Strays and Others about 2 months ago. The
Whole process was easy and friendly.
As someone who used to do rescue and adoption, I appreciated their
Thoroughness and caring but also that
They were not overly intrusive in their
Our dog was fostered for 6 weeks by a wonderful woman who volunteers for the group and she not only gave him a
Safe temporary home, but has been invaluable in helping with the transition and in giving me as much information on our little guy as she could.
I would while heartedly recommend
Strays an Others to anyone planning
To adopt a forever pet
I have known Claudia, the founder of Strays and Others, since before it's inception. I have never met someone more dedicated, caring and full of passion for what she does, for the animals she saves, and ultimately fosters and gets adopted into their forever homes.
I have volunteered on occasion for Strays and Others in various fundraisers over the years, feeding and caring for animals, gone on rescue runs, and helped by adopting many of my own pets from Strays and Others. I applaud Claudia, and Strays and Others vollunteers for their continued dedication, commitment, and perseverance over the last 30 + years in trying to rescue and find homes for hundreds of lost, abandoned, abused and neglected animals.
Running an adoption agency is not easy, especially when a recession in the economy hits. Everyone wants to cut back, no one wants to take responsibility, thinking animals are a disposable or easy item to "find new homes for", and get dumped off to shelters and rescue organizations like Strays and Others.
During a recession, donations dwindle to little to nothing. Feeding a single animal is an expense, imagine the cost of feeding 35 animals, out of your own pocket if donations of food and money cease to be collected.
Strays and Others, and founder Claudia Weber, deeply cares about each and every animal they adopt out into their new forever home. Applicants are carefully screened, helped with questions as the pet and family become acclimated and adjusted to each other, and follow up visits are scheduled for continued care.
I highly recommend Strays and Others to anyone who is considering a new pet. I also encourage anyone to make a donation, helping fund the continued care which has been and still is, so needed in the New Canaan community with rescuing and homing lost, abused or neglected animals into the forever homes and families they so deserve.
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 and neighboring Pound Ridge. Today, it is larger, but its true mission has not changed.
For three decades, I believe they have helped thousands of homeless animals and the people who have called asking for help with a dog or cat – and sometimes other kinds of animals, including wildlife. Strays And Others is well-run and worthy of significant support. I wish they could find land to build a permanent home. With that, they could do so much 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 events and running the animals to their medical appointments as needed. All money raised goes directly to the animals, with the volunteers putting in extra money when expenses exceed donations to ensure that the animals are never lacking anything. Every animal is given a fighting chance with full medical care, love and FOOD! NO KILL IS KEY! Fix your pets so they don't get broken!
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 homes. Strays & Others seeks a good match between animal and person, and checks in with the adoptive families to make sure all continues to be well. Thank you, Claudia!
Strays and Others' Claudia Weber helps all small animals find the care and love each needs by carefully matching them with caring pet parents, following them to assure all is going well. She helped me through difficult pet health issues over the years and I'm just one of many! Our town would be without needed cat rescue if we did not have S&O. But S&O always needs contributions to cover enormous vet bills. Thirty years and counting of devoted care.
Strays And Others came to our aid when a little homeless/feral cat was in danger of an early death. Claudia Weber helped us trap him and get him the medical treatment he desperately needed. Once he was well she instructed us on how we could "tame" him. Most people would have looked at this helpless creature and euthanized him. Having been born outside, he was a skittish, hissing and terrified cat. Thanks to Strays And Others/Claudia Weber) he is now a well cared for PET. He is so affectionate and sweet people cant believe he was once a wild stray. We have personally witnessed the long and tireless hours Ms.Weber has unselfishly dedicated to ALL abandoned and stray animals in not just our town, but the surrounding communities too.
I have had the pleasure of fostering several little kitten families for Claudia Weber of Strays and Others.
Claudia works relentlessly to rescue, spay and neuter, and then find forever homes for countless stray and abandoned animals. A wonderful crew of volunteers try to help as much as possible and all donations are put towards top veterinary care, food and shelter until wonderful families can adopt them and give them a new home.