A Refuge Since 1965








AUGUST 2022. You may have noticed a change in our website online payment/donation options. We are consolidating the payment feature to ease our bookkeeping activities and to provide better service and communication with our donors and benefactors. We continue to accept all major credit cards, PayPal and Stripe for online transactions. You will receive an acknowledgment and donation receipt once your online transaction has been completed.



APRIL 27, 2022. We are in awe of the generosity shown to AWS during Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills. DURING THE PAST 36 HOURS,  AWS took part in the local Day of Giving to connect with our community of supporters. Animal Welfare Society would like to thank everyone that was involved in the success of the 2022 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.

This year we raised over $40,000 which included Matching Funds by Aspetuck Animal Hospital LLC and two anonymous donors totalling $14,000 in matching funds. AWS also won numerous monetary prizes by event sponsors, including a $1,500 Grand Prize for Most Unique Donors for a Medium Organization. AWS was #6 for amount raised, and #4 for total amount of donors. Over 280 Connecticut Non-Profit Organizations participated.





July 1, 2021. AWS celebrates Renee Gardner's 30 years of service to the shelter and her influence in the New Milford and neighboring towns.


A 30-Year Reflection

An Interview with Renee Gardner, Shelter Manager, Animal Welfare Society, Inc. celebrating her 30 Year Work Anniversary, June 2021


AWs Newspaper articles

An ongoing archive of articles relating to Animal Welfare Society



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Animal Welfare Society

8 Dodd Road

New Milford, CT 06776

Tel. 860.354.1350

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Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.