Be a Volunteer

Protectors of Animals is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. There are plenty of opportunities to help! POA volunteers are people like you, who love animals. If you can donate your time, your help will be gladly appreciated!

Volunteering takes many forms:

  • Cat Rescue, Care and Placement
  •  Dog Rescue, Care and Placement
  •  Fundraising and grant writing
  •  Bringing animals to schools, community groups, and senior centers to talk about animal care and the importance of spaying and neutering
  • Organization administration
  • Providing Foster Care
  • Younger then 18 can help by holding a tag sale, bake sale, school dance, car wash, etc.

For more information call: 860-569-0722, click here for a volunteer application.

We only accept shelter volunteers who are 18 or older -- no exceptions.

We do NOT accept:
          -  court ordered community service
          -  school project hours
          -  parent with child under 18
          -  less than a six month commitment


Donate to Us

There are many ways that you can donate to us.  For our Donation Information please click here.  Whether it is supplies or funds to help us cover operating expenses, your donation benefits the animals in our care 100%.


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Click HERE to learn about Amazon Smile program. Click HERE (and bookmark the link) to start supporting us right now!

Join WoofTrax program

Just download the free app (iOS & Android) and record your walks when you walk your dog(s). WoofTrax donates for each mile you walk your dog(s). Its a win (for you) - win (for your pet) - win (for us)!!



Adopt a Homeless Pet

Most of our adoptable pets had homes before and miss having one.  Adopting a shelter pet is truly an act of kindess.  To see our adoptable cats and kittens please click here.  If a dog is what you would like to share your home with please click here for our adoptable dogs.

URGENT ~ FOSTER HOMES NEEDED ~  The cat shelter is in dire need of folks who can foster the many mom cats and kittens that are coming to us.  If you are interested, one of our dedicated volunteers will be happy to explain all the ins and outs of cat / kitten fostering.  You can save a life or two by fostering.  Please email us at  Subject :  I would like to be a Foster


Support the POA Store

Quality logo wear is for sale at our cat shelter location and can be purchased there on Saturdays. Wear the POA logo and message to show your support!  Click here to visit the POA Store.


eBay Selling

If you sell on eBay please consider donating a portion of your sales to the Protectors of Animals. You will find us in the list of charities in the Charitable Giving program.


Advertise for POA

Click here to download a file of our 8 1/2 X 11 inch posters with tear tabs. Post them at work, church and other public bulletin boards. With your help, we will find more loving homes for our many homeless cats and dogs.



Mail & Cat Adoption Center: 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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