TO ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (AWS) is an independent, nonprofit, non- destroy animal rescue organization. Located in New Milford, we have served homeless and abandoned animals from the towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, Roxbury and Washington, Connecticut since 1965. Learn more
UPCOMING EVENTS/NEWS - CALENDAR
Animal Welfare Society is Affordable Automotive's recipient for their “Giving Back Program” for the month of May. Affordable Automotive – 32 Executive Center Drive, New Milford (next to Stop & Shop/Walmart Plaza)– will donate $5 to AWS for every oil change they do throughout the month. Thank you!
A keepsake. A gift. Great fun. Marylinda Allen will guide you in creating an original masterpiece of your beloved pet. All materials will be provided. A color photo of your pet must be emailed to Marylinda 1-week in advance (May 26th), so that your pet's portrait can be pre-sketched. Click for flyer/information.
Place: Petco, 169 Danbury Road, New Milford
Time: 2-4 pm
Bargains on gently-used pet goods. Soft-sided carriers, all sizes of crates, pet ramps and steps, feeding bowls, leashes, collars, grooming tools, clothing, etc.
All proceeds help our AWS Rescued Pets!
Place: AWS shelter, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
AWS Member Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. Come learn about our upcoming events and how you can get involved.
Check website (or Facebook) monthly for location, weather cancellations, and special meetings.
Nowadays everyone is looking for good reviews – especially with the advent of Social Media. We are right there in the pack. Animal Welfare Society invites you to share your experiences, thoughts and opinions on the work of AWS within our local community and with regards to your own personal/family experiences in pet adoption, support and the work of the shelter in general. To add your review, or to see what people are saying about us, simply click here. You can also add some photos to our Google Business Page!
Join us for an introductory information session on volunteering at AWS. Held the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30, you can learn more about how you can help. There are many options to assist at the shelter or with events and community outreach programs. Learn more >
VOLUNTEER. DONATE. SPONSOR
Your Generosity Of Time and Donations Makes It All Possible
Our shelter and the services we provide our animals are solely dependent upon the concern and generosity of the people and businesses in our community. We do not receive any public funds. We place many dogs and cats over the course of a year, but many more are waiting for the opportunity to come to our shelter. We encourage you to learn more about our organization, mission, work, shelter activities, as well as how you can help make it all possible through your membership, financial donations, sponsorship and volunteer support.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
“Fantastic people that make the adoption process smooth and easy. From first meeting the puppy I wanted to adopt, to visiting him until he was clear for adoption, they were there to help. I adopted Finn (formerly Benji) there and haven't regretted it for a moment! Thank you for bringing this wonderful pup into my life!”
Alex Josefson, Google Reviews, January 2018
Our Special Partners
KICKS 105.5 FM brings you the Pet Of The Week every Monday at 7:10 a.m. Pet of the Week is presented by the ”Adopt and Save Program” at Agriventures Agway and the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford
AWS is thrilled to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our lifesaving work. We received a $3,500 grant that helps us continue to care for and find responsible, loving homes for the homeless pets in our area. Thank you Petco Foundation!
BECOME AN AWS MEMBER
AWS Membership Category you are interested in for online payment of Annual Dues.
Credit Card Payments are acceptable using these PayPal Options.
By becoming an AWS Member your tax deductible contribution will help provide food, shelter and health care for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens while they await adoption. Contact AWS at 860-354-1350 for more information, or make your Membership Donation by clicking the buttons above. You can renew your Annual Membership using these links as well.
©2018, The Animal Welfare Society, All right reserved.
Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
Animal Welfare Society would like to thank absolutely everyone that was involved in contributing to the success of the 2018 AWS Give Local Fundraiser. Your generous giving during this event truly assists AWS in providing food, shelter, medical care and affection to abandoned and neglected dogs and cats until they can be placed in responsible, loving homes. We are so very grateful for your support.
A special thanks to the Connecticut Community Foundation, and their staff, organizers and sponsors for hosting the event. They are truly a valuable asset to Connecticut's non-profit organizations.