Together We Can End Animal Suffering and Homelessness


Animal homelessness, suffering and euthanasia are a direct result of overpopulation.

Phone calls come in every day with requests for low-cost spay/neuter services, as well as reports of abandoned pets, telling a powerful story of a growing need in our community.


150,000 feral cats in Hartford County alone.

Fact: With 38% of household incomes under $40,000 per year in Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester and New Britain, pet owners just can't afford to have their animals sterilized. 

As a result, many families in our community have to give up or abandon their cherished four-legged family members because of financial issues or undesirable behaviors that come with unaltered animals.


One female cat. 370,000 off-spring within seven years.

Fact: Animals that are not spayed or neutered produce thousands of unwanted, abused or abandoned kittens and puppies each year. In seven years, one female cat and her off-spring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens.

Sadly, there are few options for affordable spay/neuter services in the area, which has led to increasing numbers of stray, feral and abandoned cats, and more and more abandoned dogs.


You can provide proactive, preventative action through spay/neuter.

Creating a professional clinic to meet the demand.


Protectors of animals will:

  • Redesign our East Hartford facility to house a professional, high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinic.

  • Create on-site capacity to perform 3,750 spay/neuter procedures each year for POA's animals and community dogs and cats.

  • Staff our Spay/Neuter Clinic with experienced, professional personnel. We recently hired Pamela Knoecklein to facilitate the planning and opening of the clinic and serve as Clinic Director. Pamela has successfully established and managed a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

  • Work toward the Humane Alliance model of being self-sustaining within five months. Our plan assumes a conservative six months to sustainability for the new clinic.

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We're on our way to raising $350,000 to build a spay/neuter clinic.


Your concern for animals and your generous donations will help POA realize this important goal and will go a long way toward creating a more controlled pet population, and a healthier community for humans, canines and felines alike.


What does your money go toward?

Design and Renovation









Whether $5,000 or $500, your commitment to the campaign will enable POA to continue the fight against animal suffering and homelessness.