Closed on Christmas
The shelter will be closed on Thursday, December 25th, for the Christmas holiday.Read More
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.
Furry Tales, Story and Adventure Hour
Every Tuesday from 10:00am – 11:15am, in the Humane Education Room at the Animal Welfare Society on Holland Road, West Kennebunk, preschoolers are invited to discover the exciting world of animals with:
*Stories* *Playtime* *Crafts* *Songs* *Movement* *Animal Time*
The event is free to attend, though any donations are appreciated.
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.Read More
Did you know…
…that you get a comprehensive menu of benefits when you adopt a pet from the Animal Welfare Society? Cats, dogs and bunnies are all spayed or neutered before going home. Dogs receive the first series of vaccinations, a heart worm test, internal and external parasite control, plus a free health evaluation with a local participating veterinarian. Your dog also comes with a personalized ID tag, microchip that we will register for you at time of adoption, one month of free Pet Insurance with 24 Hour Petwatch and the offer of discounted Obedience Classes.
Your new cat will have had the first series of vaccinations, feline leukemia testing, internal and external parasite control, plus a free health evaluation with a local participating veterinarian. Your cat also comes with a personalized ID tag, microchip that we will register for you at time of adoption, one month of free Pet Insurance with 24 Hour Petwatch, plus a collar and a tag.
In addition, we offer a Behavioral Helpline to assist you after the adoption. Call 207-985-3244 x 132, leave a message, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will call you back. If you are interested in adopting, please print and fill out an adoption questionnaire or stop by the shelter to do so.Read More
Fruits & Veggies Wanted!
Not sure what to do with all those yummy treats in your vegetable garden? Consider bringing them to the shelter for the small animals. Among their favorites: parsley, kale, green peppers, carrots with their tops, romaine lettuce and small tomatoes! AWS spends an average of $80 – $100 per month on fresh fruits and veggies for our small animals. More ideas.Read More
The AWS is open Thursday – Tuesday 11am – 4:30pm and closed on Wednesdays for staff training.Read More
When you shop at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com and choose Animal Welfare Society as your non-profit, AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of your purchase to AWS. It’s that simple. You get the same prices, selection and shopping experience, plus, you help the animals in our care. Learn more.Read More