August 2023 Update

Gathering of the Paws


This event was well-attended.  The total donation from Gathering of the Paws was $6,827!


Additional Prizes were provided by: Spring Glen Veterinary Clinic, Paws N EffectThe Barking Lot of HamdenTrue Love Pet CareStarbucks of HamdenCheryl Castellano, Joann Harlow, Paw HavenCHEWYDevine Orchid FloristThe Playwright Irish Pub & RestaurantCafe Ibiza TapasBistro Latino Restaurant & Wine BarBilly Morello & Sam Ash MusicCindy Loo & Nature of Massage, and Twelve Percent Brewery & Coffee Bar.


Most of the photos on our website’s photo wheel were taken once we caught our breath around 4:00. We apologize if your 2 & 4-legged loved ones were missed.

Animal Shelter Gift Fund

Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund is one of the two funding streams for the first-ever Hamden Animal Shelter. Created in December of 2017, the Animal Shelter Gift Fund is donated money, and may never be used for any other purpose. That fund stands at  $67,222.97 today. If you would  like to make a donation directly to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund; online, mail-in, or in-person, instructions are at 

Location Update

There is a new location update on our Facebook page at GimmeShelterHamden.


New Petition

Please sign & share our new petition at 


Save This Date

Our next event will be a Restaurant Night at the Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant on Thursday, August 31st. Playwright will generously donate 20% of your pre-taxed bill to Ham den’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund.

Offer includes the Pub, Dinning Room, front & rear patios, and all take-out orders between 5 PM and close. Hamden’s own Ron Dievert and the Barn Rats will be performing acoustically in the pub from 6 to 9:00. Hope to see you there.