Strut Your Mutt

Join us September 13th at Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk for the best dog walk around!

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Adopt

The Animal Welfare Society wants to help you find the best pet possible for your family. Placing an animal into a loving home is the most rewarding part of our work.

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Behavioral Training

AWS Obedience Classes have some unique benefits, particularly for adopted pets.

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Spay and Neuter

Through spaying and neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life.

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Donate

Donating to AWS makes you smile!  With the help of caring individuals, the Animal Welfare Society is able to provide more than 3,600 homeless animals each year with medication, food, and expert care from our loving and professional staff.

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Is AWS a No Kill Shelter?

For years, AWS has been working hard to increase its […]

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August E-Newsletter

Read the heartwarming stories of the animals we have […]

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Name Your Own Price Cats

So nice we’re doing it […]

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Classes are Filling Up!

Many of our upcoming obedience classes, including […]

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We Have Kittens!

We have kittens that have recently returned from […]

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Help Us Feed our Picky Eaters

We’ve got some picky eaters around […]

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Strut Your Mutt 2015

It’s almost here! […]

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Sadie Fund

This dedicated fund provides medical care and […]

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Foster Homes Needed

Fostering pets that are not ready for adoption is […]

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Donate a Vehicle!

Ever considered donating your old car to […]

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Help Us Feed our Picky Eaters

We’ve got some picky eaters around here!

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Classes are Filling Up!

Many of our upcoming obedience classes, including Puppy Kindergarten, are full.

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Is AWS a No Kill Shelter?

For years, AWS has been working hard to increase its capacity to save animals. We have provided the necessary life saving veterinary care, increased the number of foster homes available for animals in need and updated important policies and practices in order to give every animal the chance for a live outcome from the shelter. Last year AWS’ live outcome rate was 97.47%.

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August E-Newsletter

Read the heartwarming stories of the animals we have helped through the Sadie Fund.

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Sadie Fund

This dedicated fund provides medical care and treatment for sick or injured shelter pets.

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Name Your Own Price Cats

So nice we’re doing it twice!
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Strut Your Mutt 2015

It’s almost here! the

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Donate a Vehicle!

Ever considered donating your old car to AWS?

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We Have Kittens!

We have kittens that have recently returned from foster care and are available for adoption. There are a variety to choose from, both male and female.

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Foster Homes Needed

Fostering pets that are not ready for adoption is great way to make a difference. Our foster program allows us to care for many more animals than we could if they had to stay at the shelter. Many animals require more involved or long-term care. These cases are placed into foster care in volunteer and staff homes and return to the shelter when they are ready for adoption.

All you need is a safe place in your home — away from family pets — and lots of love. AWS provides everything else, including beds, toys, food, litter and medical care; you name it! If you are interested in getting involved with our foster program, please fill out a  foster application and submit to our Foster Coordinators.

Cat/kitten foster: We have many dedicated volunteers who take kittens, pregnant moms, and moms with newborn kittens into their homes to give them a good start in life. Last year, AWS cared for more than 1,800 cats and kittens.

Medical foster: At AWS, we go above and beyond for the animals in our care. We spend thousands of dollars every year on tests, surgeries, and follow-up treatments. While recuperating, these animals are susceptible to illnesses and stresses in the shelter environment. They heal faster and become stronger much more rapidly while in a foster care environment. We rely on caring volunteer and staff homes to give these animals the best chance possible.

PAWS foster: Our PAWS (Pets and Women to Safety) program is a confidential program that provides foster care to animals in need of a temporary home due to a domestic violence situation. Foster homes are kept confidential and require a minimum time commitment. Foster homes can specify what type of animal they would prefer to foster.

Unable to foster but want to make a difference? Consider being a volunteer.  Download a volunteer application.

 

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