Renovation and Construction Fundraiser For The Animal Shelter on June 3

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Jun 022018

Several years ago, the town of Orange parted from the District Animal Control Shelter (DAC) and coupled with the city of Milford’s Animal Control.

Since then, many Orange residents still first think of the no-kill DAC shelter (Now called the Woodbridge Regional Shelter) as their go-to place for pet adoptions and for reporting animal problems.

The late Bridget Albert was passionate about animals, dogs in particular, (Her License plate read “BIG DOG.”) and most of the time had an excellent rapport with the DAC shelter.

Since her passing in 2014, the DAC shelter has been working hard to raise money to rebuild their facility into a larger more accommodating place for the dogs and cats and other domesticated animals as well as boost up its adoption rate.

Head Animal Control Officer Karen Lombardi and the shelter staff invite everyone to come run with the big dogs at its second annual One Big Dog Animal Respite Fund – Fundraiser to benefit the Woodbridge Regional Animal Shelter renovations and construction.

The event was well attended last year and offered dozens of excellent auction prizes, food, and drinks in a comfortable setting.

This year’s fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 3, at Birchwoods at Oak Lane, 1027 Racebrook Road, Woodbridge, from 5 – 9 p.m.

The evening includes a buffet, open bar, live band and 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $100 per person (a tax-deductible charitable contribution) and may be purchased at the Animal Shelter, 135 Bradley Road, Blue Check Deli on Amity Road, or the Town Clerk’s Offices in Woodbridge, Bethany, and Seymour.

If you are an animal lover, and believe in no-kill shelters like Bridget Albert did, then consider grabbing a few friends for a fun night out for a good cause.

Obituary: Bridget Albert, 62, Spouse of Lesley Giovanelli, Journalist, Animal Advocate

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Mar 242014

Screen shot 2014-03-24 at 4.49.21 PMBridget Albert, 62, of Orange entered into rest suddenly on March 21, 2014. She was the spouse of Lesley Giovanelli, and the daughter of Rowena O’Sadnick and Lewis Albert.

Born in Illinois, Bridget settled in Orange in 1989. She was an extremely active member of the community and deeply involved in animal welfare.

She and Lesley founded the volunteer group for the local regional animal shelter. She was a founding member of AARF. Bridget was committed to animal welfare. Any stray dog or injured animal had a loving second chance if found by Bridget.

She began her journalism career with the Naugatuck Daily News, then moved to editor of The Bulletin where she was happy and at her best covering the news for Orange, Woodbridge and Bethany. At the time of her death, Bridget was the editor of the Orange Times.

In addition to her spouse Lesley, Bridget leaves her aunt, Nancy A. Porter, uncle, Thomas O’Sadnick, cousins, Jack and James Porter, father in law, Louis Giovanelli, sister-in-law Karen and brother-in-law Albert deCant.

Friends may visit the West Haven Funeral Home at the green on Saturday March 29 from 11 to 1 pm. At 1 pm, remembrances will be shared at the funeral home. A reception will follow at Orange Hills Country Club. Donations may be made to AARF (Amity Animal Rescue Fund) PO Box 1042 Orange, CT 06477 or to a favorite animal welfare organization