Meriden Humane Society 311 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT06450 The Meriden Humane Society is the city's no-kill animal shelter. It shares a fast-moving, barking, mewing building with…More Meriden's Animal Control, tucked away on Murdock Avenue on the east side of town. The society relies wholly on private contributions, running independent of state or city funding. Cats and dogs are available for adoption for a fee to those who are screened. Dog adoption fees run from $250 - $350 and cat adoptions cost $25 - $75. Donations of linens, pet and cleaning supplies are requested. Volunteer dog-walkers are also in need.
Meriden Feed & Supply 846 Old Colony Rd, Meriden, CT06451 Meriden Feed & Supply sells pet food and supplies, but it specializes in feed for all types of animals. It carries…More wild animal feed, farm animal feed, exotic animal feed (such as monkey chow) and more. It maintains that it will find customers feed for just about any animal. It also carries hay, bedding and fencing. It also is a generous donor to and volunteer with the Meriden Humane Society.
Unitarian Universalist Church 328 Paddock Ave, Meriden, CT06450 Though it's centered in what looks like an unassuming house on busy Paddock Avenue, stepping into Meriden's Unitarian…More Universalist meetinghouse is a bit like entering a monastery. It is quiet and contemplative on the inside, with a large picture window in the main meeting room that looks out onto a calm grassy knoll and trees. The congregation was established in 1857, but moved here from its former digs in downtown Meriden in 2005. Half of the congregants are from Meriden, with others from surrounding towns. A quarter of the Church's collection-plate proceeds go to local charities, like the Meriden Humane Society and the Women and Families Center. According to church moderator Steve Volpini, "It's a very supportive community for people who are searching for whatever people search for – meaning, purpose, faith. People clarifying their values."