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July 23 - 1st Annual Drive for DAWS Golf Tournament

Enjoy 18 holes of golf at one of Connecticut's premier public golf courses and support DAWS! Bring your friends! Learn More

Sons of Italy Italian Festival

August 2nd & 3rd

Come out & meet some of our many amazing, adorable, adoptable cats & dogs - plus, zeppole! Details here...

2014 Membership Drive

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

Volunteer Orientation

Aug 09 2014, 10:00 am

Thinking about volunteering at DAWS? Sign up for our next volunteer orientation! Get details here

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: Kitten Food - Kitty Litter - Bleach: It's kitten season!  DAWS will intake and adopt out over 100 kittens this year.  Please help us collect much-needed supplies for these babies. 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.


 1st Annual Drive for DAWS Golf Tournament

Sponsored by:

The Insurance Center