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Look for our 2014 Summer Mailer!

Check your mailbox for our 2014 Summer mailer. Learn about Frankie and the other animals you can help give a better life by helping DAWS. Learn more

25th Annual Walk for Animals

Bring your family (furry friends included) to Danbury Animal Welfare Society's 25th Annual Walk for Animals. This fun-filled event has something for everyone, including fun contests for your furry friends. Register Now!!!

2014 Membership Drive

Your membership can change the fate of at least one helpless animal immediately. Make a donation today!

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?

DAWS Awarded Build a Bear Workshop - Bear Hugs Foundation Grant

The Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the Build a Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation. Click Here for More Information


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

Welcome to Danbury Animal Welfare Society

For 40 years, Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) has been dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond. Our life-saving work began in 1974 with two community volunteers. Since then, 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.
  • Volunteer – learn how you can help animals in need by becoming a volunteer.

Join us for the 2014 DAWS Walk for Animals

Click here to register today!