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2014 Holiday Fund Raiser

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

DAWS Holiday Cards

Have sold out!

Thank you to everyone who purchased the 2014 limited-edition holiday cards! The funds raised will help to keep DAWS helping animals in need. Come back in 2015 to get your own!

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 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.

'Tis the season!

Holiday donations have never been easier...