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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Animal care and welfare, primarily care for homless dogs cats and other animals

Programs: Care of dogs,cats and other animals

care of dogs,cats and other animals

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Though small in physical size when compared to other shelters in the area, NFSAWS' impact is tremendous for the caring staff, volunteers, and adopters associated with it.
Not only does the Shelter provide the necessary attention and medical care (as well as spaying and neutering) that the animals deserve, but it also provides concientious placement of family with pet - so important for a successful pet adoption! Potential adopters are viewed as more than paying customers, and the result is a better outcome for both pet and owner (the thank-you letters, photos, and notes from adopters - sometimes long after the adoption - substantiate this).
We are all fortunate to have such an organization in our community!

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member for about four years now. All of our board members care very deeply about our animals and care very deeply about our shelter. We have an excellent staff at the Shelter who like us are animal lovers. We take PRIDE in our sheter. Our volunteers are excellent and very giving people.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

After being involved for many years, volunteering as a crafter.
I was asked to be on the Board for NFSAW. What a honor!
I knew making the crafts for the "Christmas Boutique" gave me joy.......but most of my joy came from being able to raise lots of money for these precious animals.

I totally enjoy what I do for the NFSAW.
The people I have met along the way.... I now consider as FRIENDS.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society for over a year now. During this time, I have met some amazing people... those who volunteer their time to work with our homeless pets, those who organize and work at our fundraisers and our very generous friends who donate money and supplies. What a great organization!

Review from Guidestar

Jessica K.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Joining the board over one year ago, was one of the best decisions I have made. Not only are all of the board members, employees and volunteers caring, giving and enthusiastic but we all have the same goal and that is to help care for animals and make sure they find their forever homes. It is a true reward to know that every single thing that we do to for the shelter, even if we are just talking about it in conversation, is benefiting animals in need. It humbles me to say that I am a part of this magnificent team of individuals and seeing the way that all the animals are cared for is truly life changing.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a board member and volunteer at NFSAW. We are a small shelter but have so many wonderful friends who not only support us finanacially but devote countless hours to caring for the many cats and dogs that find a safe haven at our shelter. Along with our wonderful volunteers we are very fortunate to have an experienced staff who are dedicated to finding the perfect home for each and every homeless dog and cat that walks through our doors.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started volunteering as a dog socializer at NFSAW shortly after moving to Connecticut in 2004. I quickly saw what a great organization it is, and wanted to become more involved. Fortunately, I was invited to join the Board, so with the help of the other 11 Board Members, I have been able to help guide the organization over the last several years. We have a nearly 100% adoption rate, which is a testament to our great Shelter Manager who is able to promote our pets effectively. We also are able to save a lot of dogs from Tennessee where the euthanasia rate at shelters is very high. We have been lucky in the last few years to receive grants to make some much-needed improvements at the shelter, including new dog kennels and a new sump pump system to stop our incessant flooding in the basement! These grants allow us to use our donors' dollars for direct animal care. NFSAW is a wonderful organization and we hope to continue our success.