Thank you for supporting DAWS membership drive!
Thanks to members like you, we are able to provide homes for helpless animals in need and bring hope for a better future. Because of our generous donors, last year we were able to provide over 960 animals with the care and support they needed before we helped them find their forever home. Members who support DAWS make a significant impact on our shelter; community; and most importantly animals in need. Be a source of hope for the animals.
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2020 has challenged us in ways we did not anticipate, especially given how the year started. In January alone we rescued 87 dogs and cats while finding homes for 93 of them, an awesome result. We were on track for another banner year of rescues, but the novel coronavirus public health emergency seriously impacted our efforts. Connecticut, New York, and soon virtually the entire country closed, making it impossible for us to operate as usual.
Our rescue rate dropped dramatically. But the silver lining was that our loveable furry friends were in high demand. Remote work and lifestyle changes meant more households could welcome a pet, play with them, love them, and find themselves rescued by a rescue.
Soon we turned the corner and by May we were back up to nearly 100 monthly adoptions, working successfully with our regular rescue allies and fellow shelters from nearby and afar.
None of this work happens without you. We are so grateful for your support. We care so much about our DAWS family. Give your pets a kiss and let this note be a virtual hug from us. Please, stay safe and stay healthy!
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