WILTON, Conn. -- The Danbury Welfare Society and the Canine Company are teaming up for "Santa Paws for DAWS" this weekend.
The fundraising effort is set to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at 493 Danbury Road in Wilton. The event promises to feature pictures with Santa Claus, baked goods, prize raffles, dogs and cats for adoption, discounts in-store to shop for gifts, and a meet and greet with K9 Officer Enzo of the Wilton Police Department. Attendees are asked to make a nominal donation to support the work of DAWS.
Danbury Animal Welfare Society Inc. is a nonprofit organization "dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the greater Danbury community and beyond," said a press release. DAWS has helped more than 570 dogs and cats find their forever homes since the beginning of the year.
"We are grateful to our friends at Canine Company for their support of DAWS, not only with the Santa Paws for DAWS event, but for supporting many of our other fundraising events," said Chris Rohland, president of the DAWS Board of Directors. "As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donors and sponsors for support. All of the money raised at this event will go directly to the care of our animals, whether it is to provide food, shelter, or medical care."
Canine Company said it is committed to making sure pets stay in good homes.
“We share the mission of keeping dogs and cats safe and alive," said Jennifer Hill, owner and VP of Canine Company. "Our products and services are intended to enrich relationships between pets and their owners by ensuring safety and reducing stress. We commend DAWS for working hard to save the lives of pets while placing them in loving homes."