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Every week we're always featuring an adoptable dog or cat that you can rescue from the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford. This week however, they are asking for your help and support.

The Animal Welfare Society is now temporarily closed to any visitors due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but there are actually still ways you can adopt a dog or cat, or help support the shelter.

When you're housing that many dogs and cats, there are plenty of things that you go through very quickly. So, the shelter is reaching out to the community with a small list of "must-haves" that they are always running low on.

Here's a list of items that they are in need of:

  • Bleach
  • Dry Cat Food
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Old Towels and Blankets
  • Laundry Soap  

They have set up a a non-contact drop off point right in front of their building at 8 Dodd Road in New Milford.

There are other ways that you can help too. You can sponsor a pet for a month, or longer. They also need donations for veterinary care. They have some of the nicest local vets who help treat the animals for a reduced fee.

You can always visit their website at aws-shelter.org

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Here's the message that they have posted on their website:

Due to the recent news and closures across the state, we have suspended all adoption visiting hours and events until further notice. Applicants with a previously approved adoption form must now call the shelter at 860-354-1350.

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs or cats, please fill out an application online.

We will not be able to accommodate any walk-in visitors or drop-in applications at this time.

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