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Ways to donate:

  • Make a one-time donation with a credit card.

  • Become a monthly donor.

  • Send in a donation via mail.

  • Bequest - Include CVA in your estate plans.

Donors will become CVA members and money is used to support our important legislative work, public education and public outreach. Those who donate at $250 or more annually will become a Cornerstone Member.


Our important political work as a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization means your donation is not tax deductible under IRS regulation, but is critical for ensuring animals have a voice in public policy.

To mail in a donation:  

Please make checks payable to

CT Votes for Animals

Mail to:  CT Votes for Animals

PO Box 1012 Bloomfield , CT 06002

Thank you for the support.

CVA accepts donations via Paypal, but you don't need a Paypal account to use your credit card through Paypal's Guest Checkout option.  

If you don't have a Paypal account Fill out the amount of donation, click the Paypal Button.  On the Pay with Paypal page, instead of entering your email or mobile number, click the bottom button that says Pay with Debit or Credit Card.  You should see the Paypal Guest Checkout page;  enter your credit card information and click Continue.   If you have trouble using this option, try reopening this page in a Chrome browser. 


The Cornerstone Giving Society honors our most generous donors, who form the foundation of the organization with a gift of more than $250 annually. Cornerstone members provide gifts with the greatest and most direct impact on CVA's ability to Speak Up for Animals


We are pleased to recognize our 2021 Cornerstone Members:

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Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

State of Connecticut 

Cynthia Newby

Barbara Ruben

Elizabeth L. Chambers

Sharron Laplante

Karen R. Laski

Henry Petrofsky

Susan Linker

Jennifer M. Wynn

Kimberley Zimmermann

Kathleen Sullivan

Andrea Kerin

Daniel Kay

$500 - $999

Kathleen C. Wirtz

Brian Fontes

Ilene Lefland

Susan King

Sian Nimkoff

Susan Fabian/Shirley Galka

Alexandra H. Oldershaw

Andrea Dobras

Sally Westcott

Kathy Worth

Katharina Dienwebel

Matt & Kara Guerin

$250 - $499

Georgiana White

Mary K O'Sullivan

Jo-Anne Basile 

Sherry Ann Sellers

Joseph Lamotta

Katherine Throckmorton

Krysia Kaminski

Cristina Blejan

Adria Henderson

Peter A. Herrmann

Lynne Gomez

Elizabeth Abbe

Joseph Grabarz

Grace Luppino

Elsa Stone

Megan Lindsay

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Make a Bequest to CVA and help ensure the legal protection of animals!


When you make a bequest to Connecticut Votes for Animals (CVA), you join like-minded people who care deeply about the safety and protection of domestic, farmed and wild animals. CVA is the only organization in Connecticut whose mission is to work for effective and humane laws for animals.

By making a bequest you demonstrate your appreciation of CVA’s fight to assist police, animal control officers, and caring individuals to protect animals by rules of law. The bills we work for make a difference. Your gift is your legacy to the animals!

To make your bequest to CVA, simply give the following language to your attorney for inclusion in your will or trust. You might also consider naming CVA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or IRA.  Download a printable document of this information and suggested language.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Legacy Society of CVA!