The Animal Welfare Society, Inc. in New Milford will kick off its monthly pet thrift shop and sale April 9.

The sale, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will also be held Aug. 13, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8 at the 8 Dodd Road shelter.

A large selection of gently-used dog crates, pet carriers, gates and other items will be available at bargain prices.

New items will include pet grooming tools, toys, bowls, AWS T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Individuals who adopted a pet from AWS will receive a 10 percent discount.

All proceeds will benefit Animal Welfare Society, Inc., an independent, 501c3 non-profit, non-destroy organization founded in 1965 that provides food, shelter and veterinary care to homeless and abandoned dogs and cats while working to place them in responsible and caring homes.

For more information, call 860-354-1350 or visit www.aws-shelter.org.