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
Upcoming Events & Info
Sat, Sept 1-Sun Sept 2
PETCO ADOPTION WEEKEND
Petco, 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, Sept 8
AWS PET THRIFT SHOP
AWS Shelter, 10 am - 1 pm
NO AWS MEMBERS MEETINGS
Saturday, Sept 1
PET PORTRAITS with Emelle's Art & Soul
Petco, 2-4 pm
Sat, Aug 18
WASHINGTON FARMER'S MARKET
10 am - 1 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.
Petco, 169 Danbury Rd, New Milford (in the Kohls/Home Goods Plaza)
AWS PET THRIFT SHOP
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. Held the second Saturday of each month through October. New items each month. Click for flyer/information.
All proceeds help our AWS Rescued Pets!
Place: 8 Dodd Road, New Milford
Time: 10 am- 1 pm
AWS Member Meeting
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.
No Summer Meetings: July/August
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
AWS will be at
WASHINGTON FARMER'S MARKET
For a third year, AWS will be at the Farmer's Market with information on our adoptable dogs and cats, and the shelter's programs. We will have treats for pets and assorted fun items. Please stop by. Rain or shine! Directions.
Saturday, Aug 18
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens
1 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot CT
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
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!
©2018, The Animal Welfare Society, All right reserved.
Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.