About Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
About Our Shelter...
Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, non-destroy organization founded in 1965.
Our Mission is to aid and find loving, permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused cats and dogs in New Milford, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Roxbury, and Washington, Connecticut.
Each year hundreds of dogs and cats find refuge at our shelter located at 8 Dodd Road in New Milford, Connecticut. Abandoned dogs are rescued from the Regional Canine Facility in New Milford after the mandatory 7-day waiting period. AWS also makes periodic trips to New York City's overpopulated dog pounds and brings their animals to our shelter for placement. Our cats are found abandoned in the areas we serve.
From the moment these animals enter the shelter, they are no longer unwanted. Each is a special pet waiting for a caring, responsible, permanent home.
Come Meet Our Pets...
You can view our animals on our website or come in and visit them at our shelter.
AWS Adoption Hours:
Tuesday - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Closed
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Our Adoption Process...
AWS Adoption Procedure
If you are interested in adopting an animal, please contact us in one of the following ways:
1. Telephone the shelter at (860) 354-1350
2. Visit the shelter during adoption hours (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday)
3. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Assistance From Our Experts
The staff works patiently to ensure each animal's chance for a successful adoption. As caregivers, our staff is well-equipped to advise on an animal's temperament and suitability for children, senior citizens, people with special needs, or homes with other pets. Please contact us for more information or drop by the shelter during adoption hours and discuss your needs with a member of our staff.
When you arrive at the shelter, you will need to complete an adoption application. Please note that applications must be filled out in person and cannot be emailed or faxed. All adoptions are subject to review
A donation of the following amount is requested at the time of adoption:
Cats $100 Kittens $125
Dogs $275 Puppies $325