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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Cat of the month ~  

Meet Ivory!  This beautiful girl is just a year old and very petite!  She is very sweet and will make a great companion pet.  She is easygoing and gets along with the other cats fine.  She loves to play and enjoys basking in the sun!

Dog of the month ~ 

This is little girl is such a sweet girl!  She is an adorable chihuahua mix who loves hugs and kisses!  She is only 3 years old and weighs under 15 pounds.  She loves to dance and will be so happy to see you!  She likes her sweaters and will cuddle with you for sure!

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!



With the COVID numbers rising in our surrounding areas, we had to cancel our live NFSAW Holiday Boutique this year.  This is a big hit on our budget since the boutique is our biggest fundraiser.  Instead we are doing a virtual fundraising event using Facebook and we will also sell some items through  Facebook so look for the event!  Share with friends and colleagues!  We will also have a separate link for donations!

It is unprecedented times, but we still need the funds we would have raised by having the boutique.  Would you please consider donating to help us?  You can donate in different ways:

  • Online Using PayPal - list holiday in memo field

  • Donate through Facebook

  • Sending a check to us by mail

  • Bring in a check or cash in person

Thank you in advance for your generosity!!


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

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