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New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society Incorporated

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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

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Used to work as a volunteer training dogs that they had a better chance beeing adopted at New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare. I trained other volunteers too. I was very impressed how they ran this shelter (worked in New York too). The facilities were very clean. Their screening test really impressed me. It is so important to find a permanent home for an animal which had a tough life before. We had cases where animals got adopted after years beeing with us. That always made us very happy. And we got lots of letters back how happy the new parents were with their newly adopted animals.
We adopted two cats from there too. Misty is still with us now for 8 years. Relocated to Switzerland and really miss my work and everybody I worked with.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here when I was in my senior year of high shool with my friend Kellie. We chose NFSAW for our SEE project so we could help animals and raise money for the ones in the shelter. The staff was amazing on helping us with our project, and let us come anytime to fulfill our community service hours. They also introduced us to all the animals and let us play with them. We enjoyed seeing the animals, and doing our bake sale that raised over $200 dollars for the shelter. Wish college wasn't so crazy or we would come and vist again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started to volunteer at the Shelter a few years ago. Since then, I've been amazed at the care and love shown by the staff to the animals who are lucky to find a temporary place to stay. I say "lucky" because these cats and dogs are safe and cared for before they find permanent homes that are perfect for them. I love volunteering at the NFAW Shelter because of the good work that is done there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at other Shelters and I find the NFSAW is a wonderful Shelter. Their dedication and going beyond what is reqired for their animals is a daily practice. I feel there is no other shelter more deserving to receive this reward.
My only observation of the shelter that I feel needs inprovement is that, they leave the animal alone for 16 hours a day. A lot of times they have puppies, that is too long for them, especially when the employees leave earlier. They need to really look into that situation.
Maybe this award can help them hire a part-time evening employee.
I really hope they win, they truely are a great Shelter.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with the New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare society for several years. Their annual holiday event pulls in a good crowd and is quite anticipated. The hundreds of hours required to prepare for, plan, set up, and break-down speak to the dedication of all parties involved.

It is an honor to work with such dedicated and warm-hearted people.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people who work/volunteer at NFSAWS are unbelievably dedicated to saving animals. They spend hours rescuing caring for and placing animals in loving homes. What would happen to these pets if they did not do this work? I'd hate to think of it!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NFSAW is a community dedicated organization. While their 1st responsibility is to the local pets, they make a great effort to rescue dogs from high kill areas as well. The shelter also works with the area's youths to educate the importance of proper pet care, the responsibilities of owning a pet, and the need to spay/neuter. A truly dedicated staff and volunteers who often board pets in their own homes, to better prepare them for their forever homes. The shelter is kept very clean, all pets are given any medical attention, spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. Pets are socialized, exercised, and matched to a home where both people and pets will be happy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This little shelter tucked into the hills of New Fairfield is a real gem. They care so compassionately about their pets and place them very carefully with appropriate homes. Their volunteers are professional, friendly, and helpful. We always contribute to their fundraising efforts. Our next pet will be adopted from this great organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son needed volunteer hours to graduate from New Fairfield High School, and decided that the New Fairfield Sherman Animal Wefare was the place where he wanted to do his hours. I came with him, and for two years on Saturday morning, he and I cleaned cat cages, folded laundry, washed dishes and played with the cats. During that time two of the cats ended up finding forever homes with us. The staff there was very caring, and the animals were well cared for and loved during there stay there. If we still lived in New Fairfield, I would be still be a volunteer.

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