Animal Shelter Update (August 2019)

Current Situation: 

  • It has been 14 years since Hamden Animal Control has been renting space at approximately $70/day. (7 cages at $10 each)
  • It has been It has been 4 years since $400,000 in funding was secured.
  • It has been 7 months since Mayor Leng was notified Hamden’s arrangement with the North Haven Animal Shelter would end on May 1st.
  • It has been 4 months since Hamden Animal Control has been homeless using space wherever they can find it, including backrooms of animal hospitals which average $30/cage per day.
  • Hamden Animal Control currently has 9 dogs and 2 cats housed in 5 different locations.

Animal Shelter Awareness Campaign:

Our Awareness Campaign at the Hamden Starbucks is coming to an end soon. Besides encouraging our elected officials to name a site for a future home for the Hamden Animal Shelter, so we may start grant writing, we are collecting pet food/toys for area homeless pets.

  • Our first basket went to Animal Haven.
  • Our second basket went to Where The Love Is.
  • Our third basket & display will end on Labor Day Weekend.

Online Petition:

Please sign our online petition to “Name a Site for the Future Home of a Hamden Animal Shelter” at

  • We are closing in on 2,000 names so please help us break that milestone! 
  • There is a “Donate” button on that site. While not necessarily a bad thing, it is not linked to us. All we are collecting are names!
  • Please don’t forget to “share” after signing.