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!

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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Please help little Fairfield!

Fairfield is a tiny kitten that was found  in a pile of leaves with no mother in site.  She has a protruding eye and was only about 3 weeks old when she was brought.  Her foster mom has done wonders with her and she went from bottle feeding to solids.  It was a struggle at first with trying to help her gain weight.  She is now almost 3 lbs so she can have her eye surgery and be spayed at the same time.  There is no way to save the eye, but the good news is she will be fine with the one eye and still full of cuteness!   

The surgical cost is high so we need to raise $600 to offset her procedure and medications.  Please help us give this beautiful girl a healthy future! 

Click to Donate for Fairfield!

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  

Pets are Family Too








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!!!

Cat of the month ~  

Meet Parakeet!  She is a stunning young kitty with pure white fur.  She is a loving girl who is in a foster right now.  The cat room was not comfortable for her (too many kittens running around).  She enjoys the cat tree and taking a sunbath.  This girl loves to play and really needs a home!  Won't you consider this beautiful girl?

Dog of the month ~ ADOPTED!

This is Rainy ~ a beautiful southern girl!  She loves people, enjoys taking walks and playing with toys!  Rainy is just 2 years old, Chocolate Lab ~ Pointer mix with the best smile!

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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