Our 2013 Fundraisers!!!
Our Spring Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sherman IGA and the New Fairfield Stop and Shop. A great time to get a nice treat for your mother, or any other mothers you know!
On Sunday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m., our very own adopter Lucinda Rowe will be presenting a benefit concert for us at the Sherman Playhouse. More details to come! For more information about Lucinda, please visit www.lucindaworld.com!
Our 2nd Annual NFSAW Dog Walk and Fair will take place on Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Sherman Green and the Naromi Land Trust's Mallory Trail. Registration details to come!
Our Fall Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sherman IGA and the New Fairfield Senior Center Community Room.
The always-popular NFSAW Holiday Boutique will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the New Fairfield Senior Center Community Room.
If you'd like to be on our volunteer list to help with any of these events, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Thank you!!!
Who We Are
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 living creatures; to encourage and promote responsible pet ownership; and to reduce 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!
For those of you who don't live nearby, but who would like to donate supplies to us, we have set up a Wish list on Amazon.com. Your items will be shipped directly to us!
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, we have started a new 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 are calling it our Adopt-a-Kennel Program, although in actuality it applies to both our dog kennels and our cat cages. To enroll, all you have to do is make a donation 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 Manager, Sherri Ruffler, will send you regular e-mail 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 while they're with us, and also to hear about 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" button, and indicate that your 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 total mission as stated above. Gifts designated for a particular project or animal are used as requested until that project is completed or until that 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!
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 as the recipient of the proceeds, or visit our car donation page. We recently got a generous donation through this program. What a nice surprise!
If your company offers a Charitable Contribution Program, please let us know. We would love to be on the list! We are now a member of the Independent Charities of America, so if your company uses that database, we are on it.
Use iGive when you're shopping online, and 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 automatically process the donation. You don't have to do anything. Downloading the button is easy, and you will not get spammed.
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), Sandbox Daycare (Bethel and both Danbury locations), NF Stop & Shop, and New Fairfield Animal Hospital. If you don't live locally, 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 in your items. Use the shelter's information at the bottom of our Petfinder page to fill in the organization name and address, but for "Contact Name, E-mail, and Phone", please use Suzanne Glynn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-746-4080. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Suzanne! (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 shoes that your kids have outgrown or ones that you no longer wear, we will recycle them for you! You can drop them in the collection box in the lobby at the New Fairfield Senior Center. Stay tuned for additional drop off locations in the area. No roller skates, roller blades, ski boots, heavy winter boots, singles or shoes with holes in them, please! Thanks for your continued support.
Click on the banners scattered around this page and see where they lead!
We not only have a Facebook page (New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society), but we are a Cause on Facebook too! Please become a member of our Cause, and use our Cause to encourage your friends to donate. (You can even make us the recipient of your Birthday Wish!)
Adoption prices are as follows:
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Monday, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Weekend hours can vary, as can hours during Holiday weeks. If you plan to visit us during those times, please call to confirm our hours of operation.
When you come to the shelter 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 filled out and your family has actually met the cat or dog you are interested in. Senior citizens, ask us about our Senior to Senior adoption program. We will waive the adoption fee for any senior citizen who adopts a senior cat or dog.
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 several rescue groups in Tennessee, where the euthanasia rate is extremely high. The dogs that come from Tennessee are transported via a network of volunteer drivers. All pets adopted from NFSAW have received thorough veterinary care and, age/size permitting, are already altered. Please call or e-mail 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!
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 distemper, rabies, and kennel cough vaccines, heartworm test and spay/neuter surgery. All of our dogs and puppies receive monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives.
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 may be interested in fostering animals at home. Often times we have special needs animals who would be much happier in the comfort of a "real home" rather than the shelter. Please call or email for more details.
Adoption prices are as follows:
Interested in becoming a volunteer?