Connecticut Cat Connection - Windsor Pet Shelter

Connecticut Cat Connection was started from a one person rescue in the 80’s by taking in one stray at a time, to working with other rescue organizations in the 2000’s, to expanding to its own organization under the name Cat Haven in 2003. Due to the increasing need to help more cats and the expense associated with any animal rescue, in 2007 the organization became a non-profit and officially changed its name to Connecticut Cat Connection. In October 2010, CCC expanded yet again and opened it’s first brick and mortar, street side Adoption Center in Windsor, CT, making their mission of “Finding ‘Forever Homes’ for every cat…”, a little bit easier. What began by taking in a few cats a year, to 100 cats a year, then upward of 200 cats a year in 2010, has now increased to approximately 700 cats a year. Over the years CCC estimates the shelter and it’s group of volunteers have rescued and re-placed over 2,000 cats. This is a tremendous success, however, it comes with much effort and comes high financial cost absorbing the high medical expenses associated with a no kill policy. In 2015, we moved to our new adoption center, this property will give us many opportunities to expand for the future and to better be able to house our kitties comfortably and stress-free!

  • Shelter Address
  • 40 Stevens Mill Road
    Windsor, CT 06095
  • Phone
  • (860) 219-9396
  • Contact Name
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Cats
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Adoption Process

We recommend visiting our Adoption Center during our open hours and talk with a placement counselor. We do the best we can to keep the available cat listings current, but sometimes the cat you see is adopted before you come in. Friendlier, younger cats are often adopted more quickly – before there is even time to post them. You can complete an adoption application in advance or complete the application at our adoption center. Your application is subject to approval. The average time to look at and adopt a cat is about two hours. It is likely the cat will not go home with you the day you meet them. Adoption is pending approval of your application, final vet exam or review of the medical records. The cat will be placed on hold for you until the cat is ready to go home. You must present a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID with your current address and a copy of your lease (if you rent). Please ensure you bring this paperwork with you. We do not adopt pets as gifts. The person who will be the owner of the new pet must be present and complete the adoption process. Please bring a sturdy pet carrier at the time of picking up your pet and large enough for the cat you are adopting to fit in. If purchasing a new cat carrier, we recommend a medium size with an open top to provide more options to comfortably get your new cat into the carrier. The cat’s medical history will be explained and you will receive medical paperwork of your new pet.

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