Organization matches pets with people in need of companion - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Organization matches pets with people in need of companion

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MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

A local organization is finding forever friends for those in need of some tender love and care.

Pets on Wheels of Connecticut covers all the adoption costs and veterinarian bills for a special group of people who could use the company of a cat or a dog, like "seniors on limited incomes who might be a little bit isolated, veterans of all ages, people with disabilities, physical, emotional, mental, whatever,” said Jennifer Holt, director of operations for Pets on Wheels of Connecticut.

Since 2008, the organization has placed about 30 animals.

For Bethanie Auslander, her cat ‘River’ changed her life.

“I couldn't even begin to tell you in how many ways. He's there for anything I need and he can sense what I need,” said Auslander, who is disabled and adopted with the help of Pets on Wheels of Connecticut.

"Luckily, I'm able to afford their care but for somebody who can't, it's such a shame because there are so many animals who need homes and there are so many people who need animals in their life and we're able to bridge that gap and bring them together,” Holt said.

Pets on Wheels is holding a fundraiser called The Growler on Friday night at the Thomas Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield.

For $25, you can help the organization out.

"Financially, it certainly helps now that I'm retired and certainly on a limited income and she helps me emotionally, I think,” said Pamela Johnson, who adopted a dog named Muffy.

For more information on the organization or the fundraiser, click here.

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