Featured Adoption

Say hello to Reggie

Reggie is a 3 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix. Reggie is a very sweet guy who loves to be with his people. He is up for a walk if you like or maybe play in the backyard... See more available dogs.

Featured Adoption

Say hello to Amadeus

If a loveable and a playful kitten is what you are looking for then look no further than Amadeus. He is a handsome boy who loves a bit of an adventure, but will also be a purring, affectionate smooch on your lap and in your bed with you at night. See more available cats.


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Cat Shelter Open House at 144 Main St Unit O East Hartford, CT

Every Saturday 10:30am - 4pm & 1st Wednesday of every month 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Other days & evenings by appointment.


Adoption Open House at Petsmart, 5 Main St, Putnam Plaza, East Hartford

Every Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 10am - 2pm



  • Rescue Me: Animal Adoption and Advocacy MCC Credit-Free Course on Oct 25th, 9-11AM

According to 2012 figures provided by the American Humane Society, pet ownership in the United States has more than tripled in the last four decades, amounting to 62% of American households with at least one pet. Learn the basic information necessary to make the right pet choice for your household, whether through fostering or adoption, and whether a cat or a dog best suits your lifestyle. You will also learn the basics of TNR (trap, neuter, release) so as to reduce the feral cat population in your neighborhood. The guest lecturer for this course is John C. Thomas, executive director of Protectors of Animals, a nonprofit and volunteer-run organization located in East Hartford.

Instructor: Evelyn Angry-Smith is a reference and instructional librarian at MCC and earned her master of library science degree at Southern Connecticut State University. Prior to working at MCC, she was senior librarian at Hartford Hospital’s Robinson Library, a nursing and allied health library.

Click HERE to see the 2014 MCC fall catalog.

  • Matt Fraser - Medium with a Message : Internationally renowned psychic and medium, Matthew Fraser, is dynamic, electric and THE REAL DEAL! Matt continues his mission to connect those who have passed with the loved ones they left behind in this uplifting event. Along with his special talent, Matt is also dedicated to helping animals in need. Please join us for a memorable, and oftentimes humorous evening. A portion of the ticket price goes directly to helping POA raise funds for our rescued dogs and cats!  Tickets available HERE.



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ASPCAProtectors of Animals is a proud recipient of a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA for the spay  and neuter of shelter cats prior to adoption.


"Protectors of Animals is deeply honored to receive a grant from the Best Friends Lifesaving in Partnership with PetSmart Charities in the amount of $9,990 for TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release)"




Cat Adoption Center & Mailing Address: 144 Main St. Unit O East Hartford, CT. 06118
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Phone: (860) 569-0722 • Fax (860) 895-9110

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