In lieu of birthday gifts, some generous children in the Pioneer Valley have taken to asking for donations to the Foundation for TJO Animals! We are deeply touched by the letters and donations we receive this way. We also receive proceeds from tag sales, bake sales, car washes, and other events put on by families or groups of animal lovers in the community. These are fun ways to support shelter animals and introduce TJO to your neighbors.
Local businesses, schools, and other organizations have held donation drives and other charitable events and named TJO the beneficiary. For example, the Chicopee Arbors Assisted Living residential facilities donated $1,600 to TJOF which they raised through a craft fair. For more great fundraising ideas contact the Foundation.
The Foundation for TJO Animals has events through out the year that have opportunities for volunteer help. Our annual Ride Like an Animal and holiday Pawzaar are always looking for volunteers. Both the Foundation and the shelter encourage anyone who is looking to volunteer at our events to please contact us. If you are interested in volunteering at an event please contact the Foundation for TJO Animals. If you are looking to volunteer at the shelter, please contact Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center.