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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 Cookie!  This adorable girl is about 10 years old!    You wouldn't know it since she acts younger!  She loves treats and really would like to be the only cat so that she can be queen of the house!  

Dog of the month ~ 
This is Patchouli!  She is a lab/hound mix and just 2 years old.  She loves to play and enjoys her walks.   What a sweet, adorable girl just waiting for her family to come!  

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.



So many dogs and cats are at risk in the southern states.  We are working as hard as possible to place them so we can save more.  Young dogs, older dogs, large dogs, small dogs and young cats, older cats are all in need of homes that will love them and care for them!  Check the ADOPT ME! page for info!

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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