Shelter of the Month: Animals In Distress

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Animals In Distress

in Wilton, Connecticut “The Constitution State”



Thanks also to Stretch & Scratch for donating a whole case of scratchers! To Spirit Essences for donating a shelter sized bottle of Stress Stopper holistic remedy. And to Sunny Seat for donating window seats for cats!

Here’s more info about this month’s organizations.


Animals in Distress is the ONLY rescue shelter for cats in Wilton, CT and has been in operation since 1966. Animals In Distress' mission is to provide cats in need with vet care, refuge, food, love and hope for a forever home through adoption.

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We are a 501c3 non profit organization run completely by volunteers.  We can house up to 30 cats in our free roam shelter at any time and often have numerous cats in foster care.   Though the town of Wilton provides us with our shelter space, we are a privately run group and rely solely on donations to keep all our cats vetted and fed.  We also provide assistance to the community for those who may be in need of help for their feline friend and have volunteers who maintain feral colonies on a daily basis.

If you're in the area we are open to the public every Saturday between 1-4.  You may also call to inquire about a cat at 203-762-2006. Submitting an application is the first step in the adoption process.

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$5 (for totes) and $10 (for shirts) purchased on the Res•Q•threads site is donated to the animal rescue/shelter of the purchaser’s choice. This month, #TeamCatMojo chooses Animals In Distress!

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 Spirit Essences: Holistic Remedies for Animals

Every Shelter of the Month receives a 32 oz. bottle of Stress Stopper.

Stress Stopper is formulated for all animals, not just cats.  It helps animals feel grounded and protected, which makes it great for the occasional, short-duration stresses that an animal faces: trips to the vet, thunder and lightning, fireworks, parties, vacuum cleaner, lawnmower, machinery, visitors and house guests, vacations (if the animal is boarded or has a pet-sitter), unusual noises (remodeling, construction, roadwork, etc.), arguments with other animals, repairpersons.  It is also good for animals who are left home alone all day, to prevent boredom and stress.

As you can see, Stress Stopper is an all-around remedy, which has made it one of the best-selling remedies in the Spirit Essences line.


Stretch & Scratch

As a shelter volunteer, Joan Laisney saw scratch marks on cage walls and shelving by shelter cats’ attempts to perform natural behaviors: stretching their muscles, scratching to clean their nails and scent mark with paws.

After months of testing, Joan designed a scratcher for caged cats that is sturdy, easy to install and affordable in a tight economy.

Every Shelter of the Month receives a case of these awesome scratchers! Thank you Stretch & Scratch!

  • attaches to most cage doors
  • mounts on the cage wall to save floor space
  • and keeps cage-cleaning easy
  • keeps cats exercised and entertained
  • encourages natural behavior
  • provides enrichment for quarantined cats
  • send scratcher home with kitty to ease stress
  • add Stretch and Scratch to your shelter’s “wish-list”
  • get scratchers donated by shelter supporters

Sunny Seat

Sunny Seat

The Sunny Seat installs in seconds to glass windows and doors and features industrial strength suction cups that hold up to an amazing 50 pounds!  They help give cats a getaway/hideaway above the floor traffic, which is especially useful in multi-cat or multi-animal households.

Our Shelter of the Month gets four of these great cat shelves.  Thank you Sunny Seat!