AWS Sadie Fund

This dedicated fund provides medical care and treatment for sick or injured shelter pets so that they receive the care they deserve. Each year, the Animal Welfare Society spends approximately $150,000 on medical and veterinary care.   Please support the Sadie Fund to help us care for injured and sick animals. The fund is named for […]

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Seniors for Seniors Discount

Attention all potential adopters age 65 and older: Now at the Animal Welfare Society, if you adopt a dog who is 8 years or older, the fee will only be $65. If you adopt a cat who is 8 years or older, they will be fee-waived. It’s the Seniors for Seniors Discount. Senior animals tend […]

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Kittens only $99

For a limited time qualified adopters can bring home an adorable kitten for only $99.00!

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Spay and Neuter

Through spaying and neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life.  Both procedures can safely be performed at as early as 12 weeks of age.  If you or someone you know is struggling to afford to have a pet spayed or neutered, we may be able to help.  Contact […]

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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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Furry Tales Update

Furry Tales was a hit this week!  We read […]

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Busy Time of Year

AWS is currently in need of wet & dry cat food, as […]

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Pizza with Pets

The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26 […]

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Humane Action League starts November 11

Humane Action League is an after school program at the […]

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Meet Daisy

Miss Daisy is a 10 year old de-clawed cat who was […]

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Karma is a starlet!

“Today I took Karma to the Portland Press Herald […]

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Traps Needed

The AWS is helping folks manage feral cat colonies.  […]

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Semi Socialized Cats & Kittens

These cats and kittens, also known as Barn Cats, can […]

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2nd Annual Haunted House

Halloween Night at Federal Jack’s Restaurant and […]

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Dog Obedience Options

Ever wish your precious pooch would follow your […]

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Karma is a starlet!

“Today I took Karma to the Portland Press Herald for a Pet Adoption Segment. She shines in the car.  Very well behaved, and once she familiarized herself with me (she’s an excellent kisser), she was calm and content to be my co-pilot in the passenger seat, curling up on my jacket and occasionally up for a kiss. She is treat motivated, but also affection driven, and loves people almost instantly.” Megan, AWS Humane Educator

Watch it now.

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2nd Annual Haunted House

Halloween Night at Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, 8 Western Avenue, Kennebunk from 4-9pm.  Prepare to be VERY FRIGHTENED!  The crew at Federal Jack’s has spent many hours creating a maze of haunted rooms for a Frightful House of Horrors.  Treats for the Kiddos!  Witches Brew for the Grownups!  Suggested Donation of $5.00 benefits the AWS.  (Tours will be toned down for little ones.)

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Meet Daisy

Miss Daisy is a 10 year old de-clawed cat who was found at a farm by her previous owners as a kitten.  They brought her to Animal Welfare Society because a family member  developed an allergy to cats. She loves to be pet and would do good in a home with other cats and polite/cat savvy dogs. If they are going to chase her that will be too much stress for her so she is likely run and hide. Being at the shelter has been very stressful for her so she’s living in a quieter room rather than on the adoption floor.  Please ask the staff if you would like to meet her.   She is not a fan of loud noises so please – no young children.

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Busy Time of Year

AWS is currently in need of wet & dry cat food, as well as,  dry kitten food.  Please consider picking up a few extra cans or a bag for shelter kitties the next time you are shopping.

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Semi Socialized Cats & Kittens

These cats and kittens, also known as Barn Cats, can be adopted as indoor/outdoor cats to adopters that would like a cat to watch and care for, but don’t need their cat to be social and affectionate.  Barn cats spend time in and around the shed, barn, or garage that they have been housed and fed in. They enjoy living free in the outdoors doing as cats do, and usually stay around their home turf. They will continue to by shy and skittish around people. Barn cats do best in groups and should not be the only cat.
Regardless of they type of home they get adopted to, they will all have the same basic requirements. They need shelter from predators & the elements, clean water and a healthy diet. They will also need a slow introduction to their new living situations.  If you would like more information please call (207) 985-3244 x101, or come to the shelter and meet with an adoption counselor.

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Furry Tales Update

Furry Tales was a hit this week!  We read “Hello, Puppy!” to get everyone settled then sang “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” followed by “My  ABCs” (we even had a soloist!)  Then we read, “Prudence Wants a Pet” and “Disappearing Desmond.”  I brought in the little dog, Roo, to meet the kids so they can learn about gentle touches and letting a dog come to them.  After Roo left, we met Tony Montana, the hamster for lessons on how to gently pet a hamster! Then we sang and did more movement to “Shake Your Little Toe.”  Then we read “Splash!” and practiced our counting.  We talked about blubber that the penguins have on their bodies to enable them to swim and live in freezing cold temperatures. Then, we did a science experiment to feel what it would be like to be a penguin. Here is a picture is of a Furry Taler conducting the experiment.

Join us next week at AWS for Furry Tales in the Humane Education Room at the shelter on Holland Road, West Kennebunkf  This preschool program runs from 10 – 11:15am every Tuesday.  Explore the exciting world of animals with:

*Stories* Playtime* Crafts* Songs* Movement* *Animal Time*

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Pizza with Pets

The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26 the Animal Welfare Society will offer a half day humane education program from 9am – 1pm for children aged 6-10.  The kids spend time with adoptable pets at the animal shelter on Holland Road, West Kennebunk, create a craft and enjoy a pizza party.  There is a $30 fee. Space is limited. Download a registration form or contact meganc@animalwelfaresociety.org, 207-985-3244 x 109.

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Traps Needed

The AWS is helping folks manage feral cat colonies.  We are in need of traps so that we can loan them out to people willing to catch feral cats in their community.  We received a grant that allows them to be spayed or neutered for free.  The trap we like the most is Tru Catch Light Duty Animal Trap 30LTD and it is on sale for a limited time  for $50.00 (usually $69.00.)  There is an option on the purchase page if you would like to  donate a trap to our shelter.  Learn more about TNR here.  If you would like to be part of the solution for the cat over population problem, call 207-985-3244 x 120.    Learn more about Feral Cats.

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Humane Action League starts November 11

Humane Action League is an after school program at the Animal Welfare Society on Holland Road, West Kennebunk. The program is designed to give students who love animals an opportunity to learn more about the workings of an animal shelter, instruction on pet care and handling and an introduction on how to become more involved in animal welfare issues. The program for the seven weeks.   Tuesday’s program is held from 2:30-4:00pm for students 12-14 years of age.  Thursday’s program is held from 3:00-4:30pm for students 9-11 years of age.  There is a $65 fee per session. Space is limited. For more information and dates download a registration form.

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Dog Obedience Options

Ever wish your precious pooch would follow your commands a bit more precisely? How about perform a few tricks to entertain you and your family? Sounds like you’re in need of a Dog Obedience Class. At the AWS, we offer a variety of Obedience Classes at different levels and for different ages to help train dogs of all shapes and sizes. The classes are open to all dogs, not just ones adopted from the AWS. However, AWS alumnae do receive a discounted fee for the classes. Our available classes include:

Basic Obedience – The best place to start for your canine. For dogs 5 months of age and older. Let us teach you how to teach your dog.

Beyond the Basics with Agility – Now that your dog has completed a basic obedience class challenge them to go beyond!  This class includes agility, games, obedience challenges, and lots of fun!

Puppy Social class – For dogs 5 months of age and younger. So many puppies have been adopted from AWS that we are offering more classes for these young learners.  They will learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and have some fun playing with their peers.

Click here to visit our Behavioral Training page to learn more about the classes, view the class schedule, and register your dog.

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