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Andrea Dobras


Andrea has been active in animal welfare since 2006, when she joined Our Companions Animal Rescue as a helpline volunteer during the early stages of the organization’s development. She also served as Secretary on the Board of Directors for close to a decade. In 2007, she received the ING Volunteer Excellence Award.

In 2017, Andrea established a grassroots effort to end the waterfowl hunting on the Quinnipiac River in New Haven. She worked tirelessly with the local residents and politicians to build momentum on this long-term problem, resulting in the official ban of waterfowl hunting in the area. This campaign sparked her interest in politics, allowing her to combine this new-found passion with her love of animals. Andrea served on the Connecticut Votes for Animals Board in varying capacities from 2018-2024, before joining CFA.

She currently lives in East Haven with her partner and their two adopted cats, Chester Bruiser Pants and Bucatini.

Andrea Dobras
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