By Kathy Mintchev, Greenwich Academy Class of 2022
On Friday, Greenwich Animal Control received a generous donation of dog food from the Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic in Stratford. Annie Hornish, Connecticut State Director of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), distributed bags of dog food to Greenwich Animal Control.
First Selectman Fred Camillo commended both the Nutmeg clinic’s donation and Animal Control’s important work.
“Thank you for all that you do,” Camillo said to Hornish and Animal Control Officer Stacy Rameor.
Ever since the North Street location opened in 2011, Greenwich Animal Control has served as a shelter and adoption center for stray animals.
Located in Stratford, The Nutmeg Clinic offers affordable spay/neuter services throughout Connecticut. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the shelter and the Nutmeg Clinic have diligently continued their efforts.
Rameor noted that Greenwich Animal Control has seen a surge of pet adoptions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each participant at the event agreed, sharing emotions of relief and happiness.
“I’m so used to going in there and looking at the dogs…What a nice feeling,” Camillo said.
Hornish agreed and added, “It’s happening all over the state, too… it’s a beautiful thing.”
Greenwich Animal Control is located at 393 North Street Greenwich, CT. Its services include but are not limited to stray animal reports and adoptions. Stray animals may be reported to 203-622-8299. Animals that are currently available for adoption are located on Petfinder.
More information about Greenwich Animal Control is available online.
The Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic is a non-profit organization located at 25 Charles Street in Stratford, CT.
For more information about the Nutmeg Clinic, visit nutmegclinic.org.