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February 25, 2011

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February 25, 2011

The men and women who work for the shelter are the most dedicated and loving people. The animals are loved and very well taken care of.

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Met the people and animals.

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Adopt all the animals if I could. Otherwise it is a wonderful group.

February 24, 2011

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February 24, 2011

The staff at New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society is 100% dedicated to the animals in their care. I always know my donations will be put to good use. Over the years I have donated blankets and towels but recently they've begun taking print cartridges through Staples. What a great idea! This way people who don't live near by but still want to support them may do so easily. I will continue to send my cartridges to Staples in their name for as long as they keep up the great work they do!

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The dedication of the staff to aminals both in their care and in their neighborhood.

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Give them a ton of money to upgrade everything and make sure all the animals in their care are kept in the absolute best accommodations!!

February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

NFSAW is a top notch facility staffed by people devoted to providing the highest quality care for the animals in their charge. They truly have the animals' best interests at heart, which has been evident with every interaction I have had with them over the years, including as a visitor, adoptor and donor. NSAW is truly a benefit to the community and the unfortunate animals lucky enough to find their way here, making NFSAW very deserving of your support. We are fortunate indeed to have NFSAW in our town.

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from the mid 1990's to present.

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I would not change a thing.

February 6, 2011

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February 6, 2011

The New Faifield Sherman Animal Welfare Society is a premier volunteer organization serving our two towns for the greater good. The Society has exemplary standards for animal rescue, compassionate care and humane education. The founders were a very few (what would be now called "cutting edge") local folks who saw a need and fulfilled it. Over the ensuing decades, the several presidents who followed were dedicted to saving pets, with one hundred per cent devotion.

The organization has a history of rising to the occasion, appointing an Advisor Board in the 1980's to raise the money to build an animal shelter facility, which was accomplished by seven years of intense multi-faceted publicity efforts, successful grantswriting and many fundraising efforts such as an annul advertizement Journal and raffles (offering items such as dinners, lunches and breakfasts for two and gorgeous hand made quilts designed by NFSAWS members). Advisory Board members travelled on many interstate trips to see existing shelters to gather information to create the best possible facility that could be done at that time. Extensive research was conducted to find and apply for appropriate grants. The Pet of the Week started at this time, with apperances of dogs and cats in The News Times,the regional newspaper. The local newspaper, the Citizen News, also cooperated with publicity by printing frequent articles submitted by the Society on interesting topics such as local spay neuter statistics which were compiled from public records, an article about the Humane Society of the United States' Humane Education Center (located in Connecticut, and the announcement of a national humane eduction award won by a past president.

The organization has a unique and much-anticipated annual fundraising boutique, revealing the artistic side of the crafters who work hard all year to fashion Christmas tree decorations and other holiday and pet products The orgainization has a modern flair, joining the internet age for even better communication.

It is a safe, clean, kind, good group for a stray dog or cat to be rescued by. and the group holds the promise of contiuing to rise to the occasion as the future. unfolds


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I received one of my pets as a home-to-home referral and lived happily ever after for the long life of that pet.

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Shout to everone to contibute time, money and talent to the NFSAWS.

February 5, 2011

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February 5, 2011

I grew up in New Fairfield and I am so happy that I have been able to become a donor to this valuable organization. I know how dedicated the staff and volunteers are to caring for the animals because my mother is a volunteer there. She keeps me updated on each "adoptee" and shares the enthusiasm of everyone who works there to find the perfect family for such perfect pets. They work hard on fundraising and have a reputation in the community for steady bake sales and drives. This is an organization that has put in steady effort for years and I urge potential donors to consider investing in the great work of NFSAWS.

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My mom and I speak about the goings on of the pets constantly. I am on their Facebook distribution list and I see photos of how lovingly cared for the pets are. Good photos mean people come in for the pets, and the families who adopt have such a good experience with the organization that send photos of the pets in their new homes. That's proof of a good experience. Also, as a donor, they are very good about acknowledging receipt of gifts. Its amazing how many non-profits miss that opportunity.

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I would urge them to publish wish lists and perhaps make an Amazon registry. I bought the requested dog bed because it was a tangible thing I felt I could do. I think more people would like to do that sort of thing too.

February 2, 2011

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February 2, 2011

The people involved in this organization are incredibly dedicated and hard working - all for one mission - to help and support our 4 legged friends.
I appreciate everything they do!

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the dedication of friends who volunteer.

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get them more help and money to continue their efforts.

February 1, 2011

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February 1, 2011

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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February 1, 2011

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February 1, 2011

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.

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Get them more help and money.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

The New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society has been a great resource to our community. Our Cub and Boy Scouts have enjoyed volunteering with NFSAW to support their fundraising events. They have taken many of our pet toys and accessories and given them to families in need. The NFSAW staff has always been very compassionate and helpful in guiding us in our search for pets when we lost a cat or dog. The animals under their care always seem happy, healthy and clean. They too are the benefactors of the great work provided by the NFSAW team.

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Knowing that they are a resource for animals in need of food and shelter, and the families throughought the community who are anxious to add them as a member of their household.

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Help them to raise more money so that they can provide more services to other animals and families.

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