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You Are Invited!

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

The 8th Annual DAWS Making a Difference Ball will be at The Amber Room Colonnade, 6-11pm. Click here to purchase tickets online...

YOU make a difference!

Receive a gift that isn't your style?

Got a gift card for a store or restaurant you don't like? Re-purpose it for the upcoming Making a Difference Ball! We're collecting NEW items to create our legendary silent auction baskets! Now's the time to go through your house (ask friends & family too!) for items to donate.

2014 Holiday Fund Raiser

Your generosity can change the fate of at least one helpless animal this holiday season. Make a donation today!

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.

ShoeBox Recycling Fundraiser

Recycling your shoes never felt better.

Scour your closets, find all the shoes you have but no longer wear. Give your gently used shoes a new life AND raise money for DAWS! What shoes can be recycled?


NEEDED: Medical Fund Support: DAWS has had many cats and kittens abandoned at our shelter this Winter. Many of them have been sick.  Please help us care for them. Read More

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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