SAVE A PET
The shelter is closed to the public due to Covid-19 indefinitely. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application and email it to us for processing. Once approved, we will schedule an appointment for you to visit the shelter. Thank you!
The mission of the New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is to offer refuge, medical care, and the opportunity for a second chance for life to needy dogs and cats; to protect animals from cruelty or neglect; to foster a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward all living creatures; to encourage and promote responsible pet ownership; and to reduce companion animal overpopulation through humane education and spay/neuter advocacy.
NFSAW is located at:
223 CT State Route 37 | New Fairfield CT | 06812 Phone ~ 203.746.2925
Donations should be sent to:
New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 8232 |New Fairfield CT 06812
Email us to set up an appointment at:
Cat of the month ~
Meet Fern! This 2 year old is very sweet and loves to sit in laps. She has a beautiful tabby coat with spots as well as stripes! Such a cutie! Fern enjoys watching the birds and taking a nice sunbath! Definitely one to meet!
Dog of the month ~ ADOPTED!
This beautiful girl is Rosie! She is very lovable and loves to give hugs and kisses. She loves her walks and also playing fetch! She is very skillful! Rosie is a hound/black mouth cur mix and about 1 year old. She is close to 60 lbs.
We wish you a happy holiday with those you hold dear ~ if not in person then virtually for sure. Stay safe!
We need your help in two ways
First, our donations are way down and we need your help. We know that this is a very difficult time for all Americans ~ job uncertainty and the possibility of illness is in all of our minds. We can only hope that you, our community, can give just a small amount to help us help the animals that cannot help themselves. We still are caring for the pets in fosters and with Spring, comes kittens (they are coming in already) and medical bills.
Second, we need foster homes ready for cats, moms and kittens, and orphaned kittens! If you have some time and a quiet area in your home, would you please consider being a foster parent? Please go to our Foster Program page to find out more.
Pets are Family Too
Chandra Bishun-Freeman is helping animal shelters like ours by selling masks handmade by her mom and donating 20% of the proceeds. Here is a link to Chandra's story of why she is doing this. We want to say thank you to her for the $300 donation to NFSAW! If you would like to order masks, Chandra can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org