Volunteer Opportunities 

Stratford Animal Control has a group of volunteers called (S.T.A.R.S). The Stratford Animal Rescue Society (S.T.A.R.S.) is a Not-For-Profit Volunteer Organization, founded in September 2000, with the unanimous support of the Stratford Town Council to promote the cause of animal welfare for animals housed in the Stratford Town Animal Shelter. Their primary purpose is to facilitate and expedite adoptions of shelter dogs and cats into loving homes. In addition, they raise funds through private donations and public fundraisers to provide veterinarian services for animals with special medical needs. 

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, attend a 2 hour orientation and complete 12 Hours of training.  For information about The Stratford Animal Rescue Society and learn how to become a volunteer please contact:


P.O. Box 1371
Stratford, CT 06615



Volunteer Opportunities include the following: 

Animal Care 
Donating Time to walk, groom,socialize, train and play with the Shelter's animals 

Adoption Events 
Hosting periodic open house/adoption events at the Stratford Animal Shelter 

Providing on-going announcements to Radio, Television and Newspapers of animal adoptions available at the shelter. Making and Posting Flyers. 

Organizing various fundrasing activities, i.e., candy sales, tag sales, can recycling drive, to provide funding for area veternarian services for animals with special medical needs. 

Attending Town Council meetings and working with Town Officials to request Capital Improvements for the Shelter's Facilities. 

Weeding, planting & watering the flower beds as well as the outdoor exercise pen. 

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