Torrington: Businesses, volunteers aid Kitty Quarters fundraiser

Chili fundraising event at Kitty Quarters.

TORRINGTON – Kitty Quarters animal shelter, a nonprofit rescue, adoption and education sanctuary in Torrington, recently hosted a fundraiser.

Hilary Towne, owner of the Ripe Tomato Deli on Route 202 in Litchfield, donated cups of her chili, made with 12 pounds of ground beef from the Litchfield Locker at 205 East St. in Litchfield. Both she and Mark Kehrberg, owner of the Litchfield Locker, are cat lovers; she has four cats and he has two.

Kityy Quarters founder and president Bobbie Chamalian said it has been a challenge for her cat shelter, as well as many other nonprofits, to host fundraisers. “I was happy to hold a large successful tag sale at St. Michael’s-Litchfield community house a while back, but now too many people are hesitant about attending indoor tag sales. I am thrilled that, thanks to the Ripe Tomato Deli and Litchfield Locker, we netted $620 on the Chili event.”

Kitty Quarters, at 1188 New Litchfield Street, can be contacted at 860-482- 2888, or visit for more information on how to adopt a cat, make a donation or volunteer to help.

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