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 Wynonah!  This beautiful, petite one year old is very kitten-like!  She loves to play and run around the cat room.  When she's done she will crash on a bed and bask in the sun!  She is a lot of fun and just an adorable silver tabby!

Dog of the month ~  

This is Oakley!  He is a great big one year old puppy with a heart of gold!   He loves to play fetch and enjoys playing ball.  He currently is in a foster with 2 dogs and a cat!  He loves to sit on the sofa with his foster family ~ especially his doggy friends.  Oakley is very energetic and would love an active family!  

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!


Lots & lots of kitties!

And TEN Black Beauties

Are you ready for a little furry friend?  We have wonderful kitties from 4 months to 2 years of age!    We have TEN black kittens, two tuxedoes, one gray tuxedo, and a few 1 to 2 year old tabbies.  And we can't forget Silver and Ivory! 

Please fill out an adoption application and email to us for pre-approval!  We will set up an appointment for you to come and adopt the same day!  








Please enter the Calendar Contest!

READY.....SET......... GO! Capture your wonderful pet's pictures and enter them in our photo contest! Do you have a picture of your pet doing something goofy? Or how about a sweet picture of your pets curled up together? Maybe one in a costume? Enter them for $10 and then get your friends and family to vote for them at $1 per vote! Click this button:




Our goal this year is $10,000. We're trying to make up for the fundraisers we didn't have this year because of COVID, so please spread the word. As always, thank you for your support!

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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