Because you care...

The Foundation for TJO Animals, founded in 2007, is dedicated to raising much needed funds to help the local, homeless animals at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, which serves the cities of Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee, Massachusetts. With a focus on providing financial assistance and grants for veterinary care, the Foundation has had a direct impact on saving the lives of animals at the shelter.

How did the Foundation spend the gifts that you so generously donate? Thanks to you, we are able to accomplish the following:

You're Invited...

Cause for Paws

Join us for an afternoon of live music from internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Dee Reilly, raffles and fun and support the local homeless animals at TJO. Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club, 33 Progress Ave., Springfield from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Miguel O'Leary Catering & Food Truck will be offering delicious and affordable food options while donating 15% back to us! For more information please contact the Foundation for TJO Animals at 413-306-5161 or email info@tjofoundation.org. Tickets are $20 and available online and at the door. ORDER TICKETS 

Exciting News...

Florence Bank customers… Did you know that Florence Bank donates $100,000 each year to non-profit organizations? The best part is that you, the Florence Bank customer decides which organizations receive a grant. Please follow the link below and vote for the Foundation for TJO Animals. The local, homeless animals in need at TJO would benefit greatly from one of these grants. Voting ends December 31st. We appreciate your vote. Kindly share with your friends and family. THANK YOU!

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Company Match

DID YOU KNOW that  many corporations match employee donations (or the tax deductible component of your membership) to our organization. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a donation match  as a way to recognize your ongoing support.

See if your employer will match your donation.


Our Mission

Dedicated to helping animals in the shelter at TJO receive the care and training they need to bring them to the adoption floor, and from there to their forever homes. The Foundation supports and enhances the medical services and programs of the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center through fundraising, special events, and donor appeals. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving local animals in Western Massachusetts.