The Animal Welfare Society out of New Milford, Connecticut is on a mission: to save as many unwanted, abandoned, neglected, injured, special needs, aging, "perfect but owner turned in because they don't have time for them" and abused animals in the Connecticut area, give them medical care if needed, lots of love, and a caring foster home with an amazing family.
Many animals that come to be in the care of the Animal Welfare Society have been hurt - if not physically, then emotionally. Being abandoned or neglected by someone is mentally traumatic for them; they simply don't have the capacity to understand it. The staff and volunteers at the Animal Welfare Society pledge to take as much time with each individual pet as is needed to ensure that the pet is calm, feeling secure and trusting of humans again. No healthy pet will ever be euthanized on their watch.
The Animal Welfare Society is hoping to break the cycle of unnecessary euthanasia by spaying and neutering all incoming pets prior to adoption, educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering and offering low-cost alternatives to those in need.
Do you have questions about adopting? Contact the rescue; they are here to help you find the perfect pet for you and your family. The shelter is open Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.
Are you ready to open your heart and home to a loving, forever friend? Contact the shelter and they will guide you through the process of picking your new best friend. If you are unable to adopt right now, maybe consider volunteering some time to the AWS. There are so many jobs that need doing and the staff would truly appreciate the extra hand. You can even just come in and volunteer to cuddle an extra timid pup, clean, do some administrative work or walk the dogs. If you are lucky, you may even get an extra-super-duper face-lick and tail-wag combo from their furry, adoptable pets!