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Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Employment
  • Environment


PO BOX 473NEW CANAAN, CT 06840 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Strays & Others, Inc.(AKA Strays and Others) is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3, Fairfield County based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and responsible placement of homeless and unwanted animals. Founded in 1985, the organization provides both refuge and sanctuary for up to 50 animals at any given time; offers medical care, spaying and neutering, good nutrition in nurturing environments; and has placed nearly animals into loving, permanent homes. The main focus is on dogs and cats, although the group has been known to help a wide variety of animals in need including: domestic birds, waterfowl, assorted wildlife, and three horses in need! Strays & Others is also known for its unusually high success rate in matching each animal with the best suitable home - 96% stay in their adoptive homes forever! Strays & Others is currently seeking foster homes, volunteers, direct animal care, fundraising, marketing and creative input! Come join us!


Strays & Others is one of the oldest animal rescue and welfare groups in Fairfield County. Strays and Others currently shelters approx. 20 cats who are cared for daily by volunteers. Our dog rescues are always in need of safe foster homes. Our programs include pet adoption, limited low-cost spaying and neutering, Lost and Found, humane education and outreach, senior support, and information and referrals.


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