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Catherine's Butterfly Party

DAWS will have a tent and dogs and cats available for adoption. The shelter will be closed during Open House hours, and we invite you to join us at the Butterfly Party. Learn more...

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit DAWS

June 4, 2015 - 5-8pm

Join us at the Danbury Irish Cultural Center for a delicious fund raiser. All proceeds help defray the cost of renovations to our shelter. Buy tickets online

DAWS 2015 Annual Tag Sale

June 13 - 14, 2015

Donate items to the sale, or purchase something for yourself! All proceeds benefit DAWS.

Membership Drive 2015

Join today!

More than 500 animals found loving homes in 2014 because of people like you. Be a source of hope in 2015. Your membership matters!

Check out our Partner Shop

Save money while raising needed funds!

Shop through one of our many partner sites & earn DAWS up to 30% on your purchases. For the holidays & all year long, whenever you shop online, you can raise money for DAWS.

Welcome to Danbury Animal Welfare Society

For over 40 years, Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) has been dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond. Since 1974 DAWS has been promoting responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals, while working toward ending animal overpopulation through education and a variety of programs.

You can be a part of the DAWS family and help us live our mission for many more years to come:

  • Adopt – meet our dogs and cats for adoption.
  • Donate – your generous donations helps us help animals in need.
  • Foster – become a foster parent to kittens and puppies and help them find forever homes.
  • Volunteer – learn how you can help animals in need by becoming a volunteer.

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