A Refuge Since 1965





In a digital age, the importance of being accessible on a variety of online platforms is essential. Animal Welfare Society is no different than anyone else – we are on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. We are exploring additional options all the time.

We are always looking to expand our online content – to include a running journal of events, articles of interest and other relevant features and including an archive of our historical past. We encourage you visit our social pages and to join our online Mailing List to receive current and relevant news from AWS regarding upcoming events, pet care and other timely information.


AWS: Tiger's Tale

Published on Jul 12, 2014


ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY, INC. is an independent, non-profit, non-destroy organization founded in 1965. AWS provides shelter, medical care and food to animals in the New Milford, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington CT areas since 1965.


Underwritten by

Chestnut Hill Enterprises, Inc.

Videos on Youtube

Unlocking Connecticut

Published on Nov 30, 2015


Bev and Lora bring their own brand of energy and excitement to discovering the best Litchfield County, CT has to offer. In this episode they visited AWS in New Milford, CT.



Published on Nov 23, 2010


Want to become a photographer?

This episode features Sally Andersen-Bruce, a photographer who works with the USPS on multiple stamp series. Sally used animals from AWS to complete her series.


Shelter Tour by KICKS 105.5

Published on Jun 10, 2015


Usually the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford goes to the radio station each week for our "Pet of the Week" segment, but this time Mr. Morning takes a trip to see what goes on there.



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Shelter Events are generally listed on our Home Page and Events Page.

We also maintain a Google Calendar.

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.