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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

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

As an animal cross poster open your eyes this place is fake there is a long recent article on them how they are liars and murders. Wake up this place is terrible. Google it learn please

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I ADOPTED A CAT,TWINKLETOES.SHE IS A SENIOR CAT.SHE ALWAYS WAS IN A HOME AND WHEN HER OWNER GOT PLACED IN A NURSING HOME,SHE NO LONGER HAD A HOME.SO,I TOOK HER HOME ALL 22LBS. OF HER.SHE VERY QUICKLY BECAME A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY,AND IS REALLY HAPPY HERE.THE SHELTER IS ALWAYS CLEAN AND NEVER HAS "THAT SMELL" TO IT.THE MANAGER DOES A REALLY GOOD JOB,AND KEEPS COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS TO HELP WITH TAKING ANIMALS AND GETTING THEM ADOPTED.SHE REALLY HAS A LOVE FOR THE ANIMALS AND ALWAYS GOES THE EXTRA DISTANCE FOR THEM.ALL OF THE STAFF THERE ARE ALL SO CARING.THE SHELTER IS LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A CARING STAFF.

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Gudrun H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really appreciate how active the members of the New Fairfield shelter are in raising public awareness for animals not only in its own shelter, but in rescue sites all over the country.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has volunteers who are very dedicated to helping the animals in need in their area, and these people also are very fun and welcoming to newcomers. I participated in a fund raiser last spring, just as I was visiting a relative who is involved with the organization. I was welcomed and had a fun time, all the while knowing it was for a good cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very appreciative of all that the NFSAW does for the needy animals and our community. Not only do they help with the welfare of uncared for or lost animals, but they also contribute to their community through other recycling activities for cell phones and computers. You can find the donation boxes at various places around town in New Fairfield and Sherman. I am very thankful to the NFSAW, as I know that the volunteers work very hard, dedicating their own personal time for an important cause. It takes a lot of work to organize and manage the various fundraising and community events required to help the NFAW shelter survive, such as the Holiday Boutique at the Senior Center and the wine tasting event held in Sherman.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a citizen o New Fairfield and I have know for years the wonderful work that the shelter does. Our town is better because of the work that the staff and volunteers do.

Monty N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am friends with Suzanne Poscich Glynn who has told me the most wonderful stories of animal rescue and foster care during her tenure as a volunteer at the NFSAW. As a Dog and Cat person myself, it makes me really happy to see people like Suzanne, a busy professional during the day preparing our youth for life as a teacher spend her precious spare time to help these beautiful animals that are in need of TLC, a meal, a place to sleep and eventually a permenant home. It makes me feel guilty that I don't have the time to get involved myself, but seeing the passion in which she brings to our discussions about the animals that have been saved from abuse and abandenment, has had a profound impact on me personally. The work that Suzanne and the other volunteers do at NFSAW is pure selfless love and kindness.

Thanks guys - Monty Nebinger

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I personally give to many charities and the one I love the most is New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare. Of which I have attended many fundraisng events and donated funds, the best I can afford to do. It is wonderful to see the community rally together to support these orphaned animals. The most recent event I attended was at the New Fairfield Senior Center where there were art & crafts, baked goods, art by local artists/residents, and many auction items that I spent/donated my money to. Not to mention the amount of volunteers and the incredible job all the volunteers did. Unfortunately, it never seems that there are enough funds raised for the NFSAW to address all that's needed to support these orphaned animals & help find them homes. I certainly hope that the NFSAW is fortunate enough to be the recipient of this very generous grant. Thank you.

John Glynn
New Fairfield, CT 06812

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Who is better than the NFAS? The humane caring and loving of the staff there to the animals is unique. The animals look happy even in their circumstance. If it weren't for their abundant support I would be able to volunteer there on the weekends, but they have too many volunteers. That says it all for me. You go NFAS! Your community loves you and all your paws!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This animal shelter has an amazing group of volunteers who are such dedicated people. Each year they spend countless hours which extend into months working together on various crafts for their annual fund-raising boutique. They love the animals and tend them well. Their generosity and selflessness should be congratulated by all the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen the New Fairfield Sherman Animal Welfare Society in operation, from the vantage point of public perception and information. I read about their interesting events in the newspaper (like wine tastings and dinners) and look at the pictures of pets up for adoption, who need a forever home, some with special needs. That reminds me: years ago, my family fostered pets for the group before they had a shelter. We ended up adopting a scroungy stray cat that we fostered through kitten-birth. She ended up being one of the loves of our lives, so happy to have her in our family.

I have seen the enthusiastic volunteers outside stores in Sherman and New Fairfield at bake sales, and my mother-in-law waits avidly for their Holiday Boutique to come around. She is also in their ranks of bakers, assembling tasty treats to tempt humans to buy. I am always happy when she buys me something there. It tastes better because you're helping animals.

This organization has a bright, clean selter, always presentable to the public and serves the public well!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last November we were fortunate to adopt a kitten from NFSAW. We had never adopted from them before. We fell in love with this little kitten as his picture was posted on Facebook in which our family was able to see. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly, and ushered into the room to spend some time with the kittens. We found Sherri and her staff very open, caring, friendly and really spent the time speaking to us while we were filling our adoptive application out. We also found the shelter to be very clean and organized. The adoption process went smoothly and we were able to pick up our newest family member after he was neutered. I cannot say enough wonderful things about NFSAW! These homeless animals are fortunate to have them as their temorary home until they find their forever home and have such wonderful volunteers who care and love the dogs and cats.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became involved in this organization after adopting several dogs from NFSAW over the years. The care with which animals are placed is amazing. They know their animals well and can create the perfect match to meet the client's lifestyle, family, and living situation. As a result, I volunteered for many years at the annual holiday craft fair. While I wholeheartedly agree with the other reviews, what sets it apart is the fact that they work tirelessly to educate the public on the humane treatment of animals in a variety of ways - from newspaper articles to working with students and staff in the schools. As a teacher in the local school district, I engaged in deep discussions with my students around issues such as puppy mills and animal testing. What better way to change the world than to start with the future pet owners of America? Knowledge is power...

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our beautiful husky mix, Kysa, from NFSAW in December of 2010. The NFSAW staff is very caring and work very hard to find good homes for these deserving pets. We appreciated that their adoption application was thorough - it was apparent that they truly want to find caring and responsible pet owners for their animals. The staff was very helpful, answered all our questions, and assisted us through the process of adopting Kysa. I have recommended NFSAW to anyone who is looking to adopt a pet, or to those who stop us to ask us about our beautiful dog. I hope they get the financial support and volunteers they need to keep their great organization going! Thanks NFSAW!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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