This Day Went to the Dogs …and Cats

The Connecticut Humane Society mobile unit spent a day in Ellington.

By Laura B. Hayden

Tails wagged and swayed with joy at the Pet Adoption Event held mid-fall in Ellington. There were a lot of happy human faces too as 15 cats and nine dogs attracted forever owners among the animal-lovers of all ages who attended the annual event. Cats, kittens, puppies, and adult dogs — all found homes before the day was over according to Susan Wollschlager of the Connecticut Humane Society.

The event also took in much needed supplies: towels, blankets, peanut butter, pet toys, and pet food brought by guests. Over $6,000 was donated to the CT Humane Society from matching Lemonade Stands funds. In addition, Superior Energy LLC of Vernon, a key sponsor of the event, donated $5,000 and $1,200 was donated by Somers Veterinary Hospital.

The site of the event – 287 Somers Road in Ellington – is the future home of the DiFiori Ravioli Shop which will be opening sometime in 2020 (adding to the DiFiori store located in Rocky Hill). The owners cooked up hearty meals at the adoption headquarters. 

The event will return next year. Until then, Wollschlager reminds us that the Connecticut Humane Society is very much in need of dry pet food and durable pet toys as well as donations that will go to the care of their pets while the CHS works to find them forever homes. Visit their website at for more information.

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