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New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society is a private, non-profit organization established in 1977. Our Animal Shelter is located just north of Danbury, CT off of I-84 in the vicinity of Candlewood Lake.

The mission of our Shelter is to offer refuge, medical care, and the opportunity for a second chance for life to needy dogs and cats; to protect animals from cruelty or neglect; to foster a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward all creatures; to encourage and promote pet ownership; and to companion animal overpopulation through humane education and spay/neuter advocacy.

How You Can Support NFSAW

The Society's charitable services are funded entirely by people who care about animals. Your contributions are always very much needed and greatly appreciated!

Donating Supplies

We can always use dry and canned food for kittens, cats, dogs, and puppies. Other popular items are non-clumping cat litter, high efficiency laundry detergent, paper towels, dog and cat treats, 30 gallon garbage bags, Clorox wipes, and toys for our residents. Donations are accepted at the shelter 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Donating Funds

Monetary donations are also an option, of course! Donations can be mailed to : NFSAW, P.O. Box 8221, New Fairfield, CT 06812. In addition, we are now accepting donations online through PayPal. New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible in accordance with existing IRS regulations.

3 Special Donation Programs

Sponsor one of NFSAW's dogs or cats by clicking the "Sponsor Me" button on the pet's Petfinder page! Just click the link at the top of this page to "View Our Wonderful Pets", and pick a pet to sponsor!

Adopt a Kennel! To celebrate the arrival of our new dog kennels a few years ago, we started a program for those of you who want to hear first-hand how your generous donations to NFSAW are helping specific animals at our shelter. We call it our Adopt-a-Kennel , although in actuality it applies to both our dog kennels and our cat cages. of at least $150 and let us know that you want to "adopt a kennel"! Also, please specify whether you prefer dog or cat updates. You will be assigned a dog kennel or cat cage, and our Shelter Team will send you regular email updates on the "activity" in your "adopted kennel" for one year! This is a really fun way to hear about the wonderful care our residents receive with all the happy endings for NFSAW's dogs and cats!

The Wally Fund! Wally was a very special dog who was adopted from a high-kill shelter. When he died, a generous donor established The Wally Fund to help pay veterinary expenses and other fees associated with NFSAW's efforts to save at-risk dogs and cats. To donate to The Wally Fund, simply send a check to the above address, or use the "Donate" donation should go toward The Wally Fund. Your donation will truly save a life!

Please note that every gift to NFSAW represents a gift to our shelter and those we care for. Gifts designated for a particular project or animal are used as requested until that project is completed or the animal is adopted . Any remaining money is put to use where it is needed most.

Other Ways to Help!

Shop at our Cafe Press store! We sell a wide variety of items displaying our logo. Everything from t-shirts to mugs to bumper stickers. A portion of all proceeds comes directly to NFSAW! Great gift idea!

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Another great gift idea for pet lovers is our new t-shirt store! We get $5 for every t-shirt purchased!

Recycle your empty ink cartridges at Staples and give them our phone number: 203-746-2925. We will get coupons that we can use for office supplies.

Instead of using Google, use Goodsearch and set us as your charity of choice. We get a donation each time you do an Internet search.

Are you getting a new car? If so, what are you doing with your old car? Donate it to us! Just call 877-721-PETS and name New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society car donation page. We recently got a generous donation through this program. What a nice surprise!

Use iGive when you're shopping nd at no charge to you, we will get a donation when you make a purchase. Just download the "iGive Button" (VERY easy!) and your computer will automatical anything. Downloading the button is easy, and you will not get spammed.

Cell Phone, Laptop, Gold & Silver Jewelry Recycling

Our recycling program is great for both NFSAW and the environment! If you live locally, you can drop your items off in our donation boxes at the following locations: Tina's Hair Creations in Brewster, Thayer Driver Education in Danbury (next to Jim Barbarie's), NF Stop & Shop. If you are out of the area or prefer to handle by mail you may click on the link, and then click the "shipping" tab at the top of the page. This will allow you to print a shipping label so you can send items. Use the shelter's information at the of our Petfinder page to fill in the organization name and address, but for "Contact Name, E-mail, and Phone", please use: Suzanne Glynn,, 203.746.4080. (There is no need to register on the site. NFSAW is registered already.)

Clean out your closets to benefit New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society! We are collecting used shoes that still have some life in them to raise money for our shelter. If you have outgrown or have ones that you no longer wear, we will recycle them for you! You can drop them in the collection box at the New Fairfield Stop and Shop, or bring them to the shelter. Stay tuned for other locations in the area. We cannot accept roller skates, roller blades, ski boots, heavy winter boots, singles or shoes with holes in them.

Shelter Hours:
We are open from 8:30 AM to 4 PM daily. Please feel free to call or email us to set up a time to meet one of our dogs or cats.

Adoption process:
When you come to the shelter you will complete a questionnaire for us and this gives us an opportunity to discuss the dog or cat you are interested in. You will need to fill out our application and give the shelter a few days to review it for approval before taking your new pet home. We will not "hold" any animal until an application has been completed. Senior citizens, ask us about our Senior to Senior adoption program!

Although our mission is primarily to help the animals of New Fairfield and Sherman, we also want to help as many animals as possible, especially if we have available space. We make every effort to contact other shelters in Connecticut, especially high-kill shelters, to offer our assistance taking animals that are on "Death Row". We also work with rescue groups from New York and Tennessee. Please call or email us for more information. If you don't see what you're looking for on our Petfinder page, let us know! If the breed/size/color/personality you are looking for isn't on our Petfinder page, we may be able to find you a great friend elsewhere!

Adoption prices are as follows:
Adult dog - $200
Puppy - $200
Adult Cat - $100
Kitten - $125

Adoption price for cats/kittens includes feline AIDS/Leukemia test, distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine, deworming, and spay or neuter surgery. Adoption price for dogs/puppies includes heartworm test, distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine, deworming, and spay or neuter surgery. All of our dogs and puppies receive monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?
The shelter would love some new volunteers to spend time with our wonderful dogs and cats. If you are interested, please contact us for more information. We are also looking for people who might prefer to foster a dog or cat in the comfort of a "real home" rather than the shelter. Please call or email for more details.

New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society
P.O. Box 8232
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Main Phone: 203.746.2925

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