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Kitten Food Needed
It’s that time of the year, the time when litters of kittens and pregnant moms are coming to the AWS in boxes, laundry baskets and cat carriers. Luckily, AWS has a strong network of foster homes to care for these little ones until they can be spayed or neutered and put up for adoption. So as not to burden the foster families, AWS provides all of the necessary supplies. Dry kitten food is formulated for growing kittens with all the nutrition and protein percentages they need to develop healthy body and immune systems. Kitten Replacement Milk is given to orphaned kittens or to supplement if the mother’s milk is inadequate. Toys keep them entertained, cozy beds give them comfort and of course, scoopable litter makes cleaning the litter box easier. Please consider making a donation of kitten supplies.Read More
Full-time and part-time Animal Care Technician positions available in a very busy animal shelter. Weekends a must, schedule may include some evenings. Job requirements include the ability to lift 40 pounds and be able to stand, bend & stoop throughout the entire workday. Candidates must be physically capable of safely walking & handling animals with a broad range of behaviors. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required. Must be 18 years of age or older. Job duties include providing quality customer service, facility & grounds sanitation and maintenance, direct animal care, feeding, handling, vaccinating, examining, exercising, and enriching resident dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and pet birds. Qualified candidates must be able to multitask, be self-motivated, task oriented, and be able to fulfill job duties with minimal supervision. Candidate must be comfortable & experienced in a variety of customer service interactions and enjoy serving the public. $9 an hour to start. Position offers full benefits package after probationary period, including health and life insurance policies, retirement plan, paid time off, and buy-in options for dental, accident & disability insurance policies. Animal care experience preferred. Please come to the shelter on Holland Road to pick up an application with instructions regarding our hiring policy. No phone calls or emails please.Read More
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.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
Beat The Heat!
“Female cats can go into heat as young as 4 ½ months old so please have your cat spayed or neutered early and “Beat the Heat”!Read More
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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.