Tail To Paw Animal Support works to ensure that no owner has to abandon their companion animal on the streets or at a shelter due to their poverty level or housing status. Tail To Paw provides assistance with food, supplies and basic medical visits and vaccinations.

We offer support through education, resources, referrals and case management so that no animal is left behind and no human is left alone.


     Smudge wandered out of his home and was lost for a week from his former owner.  During that time, a group of kids set an oil fire and threw Smudge into it, causing permanent damage to his back paws and singeing his fur from the tip of his tail to the tip of his paws.

     He underwent months of treatment and TLC at his home with his owner who was aided by the CEO/Founder of Tail To Paw.  Upon his owners death, Smudge became a Forever Cat with Tail To Paw with a promise to continue his care and love.

     Smudge needs daily medication, quarterly injections, special diet food for his colon disease and proper grooming and care of his back paws.  

    He is the reason Tail To Paw Animal Support is what it is today.


Tail to Paw Animal Support is a registered 501(c)(3).  

Any donations made to our charity are tax deductible and will be used to ensure the care for any cats and kittens currently with us and supplies and funding for all our current programs.


Tail to Paw Animal Support is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3).  We serve the Greater New Haven Community, Shoreline and Lower Naurgatuck Valley of Connecticut.  It is volunteer run and will remain so with 100% of proceeds going to the mission of the charity.


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