Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month at DAWS

[Danbury, CT June 8, 2011] –June is the American Humane Association’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. In support of the month-long event, the Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) will be lowering their feline adoption fees for the entire month. The public is encouraged to visit the shelter located at 147 Grassy Plain St., Bethel during our adoption hours Monday through Friday 6pm-8pm and Saturday & Sunday 2pm-4pm. For the entire month of June the adoption fee for kittens, 4 months and under, is $75 (regularly $125) and cats, over 4 months, are $50 (regularly $100).
The shelter has over 60 cats and kittens to choose from in need of good homes. From Tabbies to Calicos, Maine Coons to Russian Blues, DAWS has the cat for you. Come visit Angelica, the beautiful Maine Coon Mix  who just loves to be cuddled and brushed for hours or spunky Youkalis, a sassy little tuxedo cat who will play with you all day long.
Now that spring is here, there are also many kittens in foster homes waiting for a new family. For more information on our kittens under 4 months old, email cats@daws.org and an adoption counselor will assist you.
All the cats at the shelter and their informational profile can be found on the DAWS website at www.daws.org. To see the list of available cats and kittens, scroll over to “Adoption” and select “Cat Gallery”.
Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and donations are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.  For more information, contact or visit our website, www.daws.org.

Press Release Contact:  Lisa Chirco lmchirco@yahoo.com
DAWS Contact:  Cherly Rykowski cheryldaws@aol.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Staff Spotlight

We are proud to announce this months’ staff spotlight is MaryKate! She writes “Some things I enjoy about my job are assisting the doctors in surgery, learning new things, spending time with the animals that are boarding, taking care of animals after they have surgical procedures, and interacting with the clients. I love making people laugh and spending time with my family and my two cats, Guido and Sonny.”

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pets in Cars

It’s fun to take your pet in the car when you’re running errands, but in the summer heat, the car can become a potential death trap. Inside temperatures can quickly climb to more than 120 degrees on even a mild sunny day. Never leave your pet unattended inside the car during the summer months. Be sure to bring your pet plenty of water to keep them cool as the season heats up! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ProHeart 6

Brookfield Animal Hospital is proud to offer ProHeart® 6 as a heartworm preventative for your pet! ProHeart® 6 provides six months of continuous protection in one dose! Unlike monthly pills you administer yourself, ProHeart® 6 is an injection given to your pet by one of our professionals. No more wondering when or if you gave the heartworm preventative. No more worrying about under-dosing or over-dosing. Just a quick visit to Brookfield Animal Hospital, and your best friend can be protected from deadly heartworm disease year 'round!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cookouts and family reunions are great activities this time of year.  However, the food we often enjoy at these events can make pets sick and even cause Pancreatitis, which is a very serious disease.  We want to remind you to bring plenty of food and treats for your pets so they can join in the fun without risking a stomachache or other illness later. 

Monday, June 13, 2011


Going on vacation this summer and can’t take the whole family with you? Separate vacations may be in order...if so, trust Brookfield Animal Hospital for all your pet's boarding needs. Our caring and compassionate staff is here to help insure your worry free travels...while your pet relaxes and enjoys their vacation. Don’t forget to make reservations early as space tends to fill quickly!
Click here for more information about our boarding facility! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Don't forget about our Puppy Care Classes! Puppies will have a chance to socialize and mingle with each other. Classes are held two consecutive Saturday afternoons, approximately every 3 months. Our next class will be held on June 11th and June 18th!
Our Customer Care Coordinator, Norma Fiore, is a certified puppy care instructor.  She offers puppy care classes for new puppy owners.  Whether you've had dogs in the past, or are a first-time dog owner, her classes will help guide you through common puppy problems and provide medical & behavioral information in a fun, informal setting. 

Class topics include:
  • House Training
  • Preventive Health Care
  • First Aid & Emergency Care
  • Behavioral Issues including chewing
  • Basic Commands
Your puppy will graduate to be a fine young "lady" or "gentleman"!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We would like to share this tip about how to handle your pets during a storm. Fear of thunder and other loud noises may drive pets to seek shelter. Their attempts to seek immediate shelter may damage property and cause injury to themselves. Pets that react to loud noises can be trained not to panic through a process called progressive desensitization. We can review this process and recommend solutions that may help your pet weather through the storm!