NEW FAIRFIELD SHERMAN ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INCORPORATED

Rating: 4.95 stars   88 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 8232 New Fairfield CT 06812 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had an incredibly great experience when I adopted two cats from the NFSAW shelter. About ten years ago, our family was ready to expand and we were hoping to bring our resident cat population from one to three. Our family must have visited the shelter about six times as we wanted to make sure that we picked out the right kitties for our family. The staff and volunteers were incredibly helpful, offered great advice for introducing the newest members of the family into our house, and even called to check in on us a week after the adoption. This is a caring and dedicated group of people who will really do all they can to find good homes for their boarders. Our two towns are lucky to have them here!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their dedication to animal welfare throughout the community. They are committed to the idea that all pets deserve to find a home and to not putting healthy animals down unnecessarily. They are a group with strong integrity, dedication, and compassion.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to expand their services so that they could take in more pets and hire full-time helpers. They're work is so positive and productive, and I'd love to see them be able to accommodate more animals than they already do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our beautiful cat, Jake, in the summer of 2009 from NFSAW. We were very pleased with how smoothly the process went and how well cared for Jake was. The shelter was very clean and organized. Jake had his own folder explaining the adoption process as well as all of the necessary vaccinations. To this day, we use his original folder from NFSAW to store his vet paperwork. He has been a wonderful addition to our cat family. I would definitely adopt another kitty from this shelter. Thanks NFSAW for a great cat!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I recently lost our cat of 16 years. We also have a dog named Peanut who was equally saddened by the loss of our cat. We decided as a family that it would be good for all of us, including Peanut, to add another member to family to help ease the saddness. We decided on another dog. After searching many shelters, we landed upon NFSAW. We found Nix there, a rescued one year old from a high kill shelter. We were thrilled to learn that NFSAW rescues dogs from high kill shelters. The entire adoption process with them was easy, yet thorough. We were able to bring our Peanut by to meet Nix, who we have now named Marley. We knew he was the perfect match. After the several shelters I have been to, I was pleased with the process and pleased with how organized and involved they are with each animal. Marley has been the perfect addition to our home and we couldn't be more pleased!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their diligence in the adoption process.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We found a stray wandering in our neighborhood that looked very frightened. We brought the dog into our home and called the NFSAW and they immediately helped us, as the dog's owner had already contacted them to find her dog. Within a few minutes the dog was reunited with his owner. This all transpired at 7:00 a.m. through their emergency contact number. I want to thank all the volunteers that work for NFSAW for their outstanding service to the animals of this community. You made a very lost dog (and the people who love him) very happy !!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping a dog find its owner. Donating blankets and cleaning materials to this organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have a long history with NFSAW. We adopted our dog Max from the shelter. We had 13 wonderful years with him. I also donated my time and did crafts for the Christmas Boutique and other fundraisers. I was fortunate to be asked to be on the Board of Directors. We moved in 2006 to Oregon. We still support the shelter and all of it's wonderful commitment to animals. They are a wonderful group of people and I really miss working with them.

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I have seen this shelter go from a very small building to what it is today. The people envolved with the shelter are committed to helping homeless animals. Their work is amazing.

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None

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Volunteer Baker for the NF/SHERMAN ANIMAL WELFARE which means I deliver a baked item the morning of the fund raising bake sale. They do this several times a year and it all goes to support the organization. These people who organize, advertise and care for the animals are some of the most dedicated people on the planet. Besides the animals being well cared for the facility itself is kept clean and efficient......again, Volunteers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have visited their facility and seen how it is run and the care of the animals

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I would not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Compassionate people dedicated to saving and improving the lives of our 4 legged friends.

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I personally know someone who dedicates herself wholly to this shelter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more help and money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a volunteer for 3 years until I left to start my family. It was great to work on training the dogs before they were adopted. So much care goes into all of their animals cats and dogs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

streamline communication with volunteers

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Rating: 5 stars  

We got our great beagle from NFSAWS. He was rescued by NFSAWS from a kill shelter in Hartford. We think they are wonderful to take the time to save great animals like Charlie who are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and help them find forever homes like us.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adopting a dog

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them increase fund raising.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We recently lost our dog of 9 yrs, Sasha, to cancer. My family and I were left with heavy hearts and a lack of fresh, slobbery dog kisses. We soon found that NFSAW had a puppy who was 14 weeks old. Her name was Skye and I was the first to go and see her. Well, of course it only took seconds to realize that this was my next dog :) she was not only beautiful and spunky like all puppies but she had the personality of my next best friend. I was then put through the "shelter pat down" to make sure that my family home would be the best place for Skye. We passed and my whole family met Skye that week. They had the same feeling as me and the past 2wks have been that of laughter and fun. We recently had our follow up call from NFSAW and told them how thankful we are and we hope to get some pictures on their face book page soon. Thank you NFSAW for your time and thought but most of all Skye. Thanks- Jessica Mancini, Ridgefield, CT

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our new family dog,Skye.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would win the lottery and give them more money so they can continue to do the awesome job they do!

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