Pardon the Mess

This summer, we are undergoing a renovation project at the front of the shelter to rebuild the administrative offices.  The shelter is open for adoptions and visits as usual. Don’t let the construction frighten you away!

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Behavioral Training

Behavioral Training at AWS Animal Welfare Society Obedience Classes have some unique benefits, particularly for adopted pets.

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Spay and Neuter

The Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic continues to thrive, with Dr. Askin having completed the clinic’s 10,000th surgery back in November.  In conjunction with World Spay Day, we continue to offer resources for low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries for low-income local residents through the shelter clinic and the Cleo Fund, which works with participating veterinarians all over the […]

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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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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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Donate a Vehicle!

Ever considered donating your old car to […]

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July E-Newsletter

In case you missed this month’s e-newsletter, […]

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Foster Homes Needed

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

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Student Made Pit Bull PSA

Our Humane Educator, Megan, recently visited an […]

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Nose Works Class

Running from August 3rd – August 31st, K9 Nose […]

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Small Animal Shuffle

Sometimes a change of scenery is just what is […]

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Dry Cat Food Needed!

Our kitties sure could use some more tasty offerings […]

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Strut Your Mutt 2015

It’s almost here! […]

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How To Adopt

We provide some basic guidelines for adopting highly […]

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Meet Bailey

This sweet 8 year old Boxer mix is looking for her new […]

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Nose Works Class

Running from August 3rd – August 31st, K9 Nose work is the fun search and scenting activity that virtually all dogs and their people can enjoy.

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Small Animal Shuffle

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Meet Bailey

This sweet 8 year old Boxer mix is looking for her new home!

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Strut Your Mutt 2015

It’s almost here! the

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Dry Cat Food Needed!

Our kitties sure could use some more tasty offerings to keep them full and happy!

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July E-Newsletter

In case you missed this month’s e-newsletter, please find it here.

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How To Adopt

We provide some basic guidelines for adopting highly sought after pets

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Student Made Pit Bull PSA

Our Humane Educator, Megan, recently visited an elementary class to discuss bullying and its connection to breed vilification. The students were so inspired that they produced their own PSA regarding Pit Bulls. They did an amazing job and even won an award at the Sanford International Film Festival. Thanks for your hard work and compassion kids!

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Donate a Vehicle!

Ever considered donating your old car to AWS?

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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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