ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
8 Dodd Road
New Milford, CT 06776
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
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Upcoming Events & Info
Sat, Feb 2 - Sun Feb 3
PETCO ADOPTION WEEKEND
Petco, 10 am - 2 pm
AWS MEMBERS MEETINGS
NO WINTER MEETINGS!
MEETINGS RESUME IN EARLY SPRING!
Saturday, Feb 2
with Emelle's Art & Soul
Petco, 2-4 pm
Meet us and a few of our cats at the
Petco Adoption Weekend
AWS representatives will be there from 10 am - 2 pm to answer your questions, and introduce you to some of our feline friends.
First Sat/Sun Each Month
Petco, 169 Danbury Rd, New Milford (in the Kohls/Home Goods Plaza)
Due to the unpredictable winter weather – there will be no Monthly Member Meetings until Spring!
AWS Members Meetings
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.
PAINT YOUR PET'S PORTRAIT
To Benefit Animal Welfare Society
Marylinda Allen, an experienced instructor and artist, will guide you to create a masterpiece of your beloved pet. All materials are provided. Marylinda will pre-sketch your pet for you. View/download flyer for details. Reservations required. Class limited to 16 people.
Date: Every First Saturday of Month
Time: 2-4 pm
Place: Petco, Danbury Road, New Milford
Download: Pet Portrait Flyer/Info
More info? Call the Shelter, 860-354-1350
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...
“I adopted my Jazzy from them. They are excellent in the care that they do for all the animals they get. They give them the proper medical attention if needed. Jazzy was a case where she was an option for euthanasia but they offered her medical care did everything they could and I am now so happy to have her as part of my family. Renee, Lauren, Melanie and Aaron and all the others do everything for the best care of the dogs and cats...”
Elg V, Google Reviews, December 2018
Our Special Partners
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.
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!
©2019, The Animal Welfare Society, All right reserved.
Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.