Puppy and Dog Food Needed
With all of the dogs we’ve had come through the shelter over the past few months, we’re beginning to run low on essential supplies. We would greatly appreciate any donations of either small bites puppy food or high quality dog food. We want to make sure all our dogs and puppies are as healthy and happy as possible before being adopted, and keeping them well-fed is the biggest part of that.Read More
Puppy Obedience Class
Puppy Class for dogs under 5 months. You and your pup will learn some great tips for helping your puppy grow into the best dog they can be. There will be lots of learning and plenty of play time.
January 29 – March 5, Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Visit our Obedience Class Schedule page to see all the classes we have to offer and learn how to register.Read More
Congratulations to J.P., who was recently adopted! It took spending over a year with us, and having a rabbit promotion started in her honor, but she has finally found a new home. While we will miss seeing you around J.P., we couldn’t be happier that you’ve finally found a place to call your own. Best of wishes to J.P. and her new family.Read More
The Flea Market
Did you know AWS has a retail shop off the shelter lobby where we sell a variety of pet-related merchandise? We have dog, cat and small animal supplies and lots of toys and enrichment activities. We also have awesome AWS apparel – long-sleeved and short-sleeved t-shirts, winter hats, sweatpants and sweatshirts. The items come in a variety of bright colors and sizes, ranging from Small to 3XL.
The “Flea Market” is open when the shelter is open so stop on by today!Read More
Puppy Pads Needed
A big thank you to everyone who donated Kuranda beds to AWS. Within 24 hours of requesting them on social media, we received more than 20 beds. In total we have 37 new beds for our dogs and puppies to enjoy. Thank you for providing comfort to our shelter pets!
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.
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. 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.
As part of the partnership with the Cleo Fund, the Animal Welfare Society plans to spay/neuter more feral cats in 2015. Trapping these cats is the first step. If you wish to donate toward this cause, please consider purchasing a feral cat trap or recovery cage. We use Tru Catch traps and have the following traps on our wish list:
· Tru Catch 30FCD Fat Cat Humane Live Animal Trap (Found Here)
· Tru Catch 30D Heavy Duty Humane Live Animal Trap (Found Here)
· Tru Catch Traps Tuffy 24 Humane Live Animal Trap (Found Here)
· Tru Catch TD-2 Small Trap Divider (Found Here)
· Tru Catch TD-1 Small Trap Divider (Found Here)
· Tru Catch FCRC Feral Cat Recovery Cage (Found Here)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
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