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Join Us for Our Inaugural Fall Fest

Join us on October 17 for an event designed especially for kids!  The inaugural Fall Fest will be held at the DAWS shelter and will bring families together for a chance to learn more about caring for animals while having fun.  Read more.

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Volunteers Needed

Dog volunteers play a vital role in socializing, exercising, and training the dogs in our care.

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Our First Adoption Through Pets for Patriots

On August 15th, a very happy Darla went home with her new dad, David.  David is an Army veteran, and he is the first adopter to be matched with a new pet from DAWS through the Pets for Patriots program.  Read about this perfect match.

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Please Don't Bite The Baby

The dog/child relationship is simultaneously treasured, misunderstood, and sometimes feared, and too often the most dangerous thing parents do is assume things will be just fine.

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2015 Legislative Report from Connecticut Votes for Animals (CVA)

CVA and many other animal advocates worked hard during the 2015 legislative year to defend the rights of animals in Connecticut.

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