Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10am
Watch Kid Governor Myra’s Virtual Pet Adoption Meet & Greet from Saturday, August 29th.
Kid Governor Myra worked with her friends at The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House, NBC Telemundo Connecticut, and the Connecticut Humane Society to bring you a family-friendly pet adoption event from the comfort of your home. The event showcased animals available for adoption from the Connecticut Humane Society, Connecticut Cat Connection, Dog Star Rescue, Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter, and Pack Leaders Rescue of Connecticut. Myra also showed her educational videos about the importance of helping companion animals in need.
Kid Governor Myra was elected last November by fifth graders across Connecticut on her Standing Up for Animals in Need platform. Holding a statewide adoption event is part of her three-point plan and in light of the pandemic, she decided to hold a virtual adoption event! You can learn more about Myra and her platform HERE.
The Shelters & Rescues
Connecticut Humane Society
Located in Newington CT
Founded in 1881, the Connecticut Humane Society is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state of Connecticut. CHS serves more than 10,000 pets every year, relying solely on the generosity and support of donors and volunteers. The staff and volunteers at CHS work to find forever homes for pets in their care and offer comprehensive training, wellness, and education services and programs.
Learn more at CTHumane.org.
Connecticut Cat Connection
Located in Windsor, CT
Connecticut Cat Connection, founded in 2003, has made it their mission to find a forever home for every cat. Run entirely by volunteers and funded by individual contributions, CCC cares for 700 cats each year.
Learn more about CTCatConnection.org.
Dog Star Rescue
Located in Bloomfield, CT
Dog Star Rescue works with shelters in the South and across New England to save the lives of loving and loyal dogs who need a home. Their team of volunteers get the dogs in their care the medical and emotional care that they need to help them find their forever home. To date, the DSR has placed over 3,000 dogs with new families.
Learn more at DogStarRescue.org.
Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter
Located in New Haven, CT
The New Haven Animal Shleter is the second largest municipal animal shelter in the state of Connecticut. The animal shelter takes in about 1,400 dogs can cats each year and works to place them with loving families.
Learn more at FindAFriendForLife.org.
Pack Leaders Rescue of Connecticut
Located in East Hartford, CT
Pack Leaders Rescue of Connecticut works to save the lives of local cats and dogs as well as those from the South. PLR works with the pets in their care to prepare them to be placed in forever home. The team works to rescue, evaluate, and rehabilitate the animals in their care and maintains relationships with adopters to ensure successful placements that last a life time.
Learn more at PackLeadersRescue.com.