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 us for processing. Once approved, we will schedule an appointment for you to visit the shelter.  Thank you!

Our Mission


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:

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Cat of the month ~  

This is Perigrine!  She just came up from South Carolina.  She is very sweet and chirps for attention! She doesn't mind other cats and would love a home to be spoiled all day!   

 Freedom Flight to bring 14 cats North!

Last Friday, 14 cats and 9 kittens were rescued from South Carolina.  The cats range in age from 10 months to 1.5 years old.  They are very sweet and each one has a personality all their own!  We are still closed to the general public and are open for scheduled visits only.  If you would like to adopt please complete an online application and email it back e will get you pre-approved so that you can do same day adoption.  The kittens already have applications so they may go quickly but why not a young kitty who is already out of the kitten stage!


Won't you help us?

Medical bills continue, donations are down, and we need your  help! Even a small monetary donation will help us rehome more dogs in need of a rescue. Even a small monetary donation will help us rehome more dogs and cats and provide the care they need.  COVID~19 has affected all of us, some more than others.  We are helping our homebound seniors and our local residents by providing animal food to them since we are not taking in new animals yet!  

Use the Donate Now button on top of the page!  Thank you!!!

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!


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