Welcome to Maine

Through PAWS Across America, AWS receives adoptable companion animals from other shelters and rescue groups in need of help placing their animals.

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Adopt

Meet Meera. She’s looking for a new home alongside her brother, Barney.

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Give

With the support of our community, the Animal Welfare Society helps more than six thousand pets and their families each and every year.

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The Cleo Fund

The Cleo Fund is the spay/neuter arm of the Animal Welfare Society.

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Humane Education

Our Humane Education department offers many exciting different programs for children of all ages!

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Behavioral Training

AWS Obedience Classes have some unique benefits, particularly for adopted pets.

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Laundress Extraordinaire

We’d like to take a moment to highlight some of […]

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Now Rats Aplenty!

Ever wanted to have a rat for a […]

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Don't Worry - Be Hoppy!

Check out our newest […]

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Kindness from Kids

We’re so grateful to have such caring support […]

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Upcoming Rabies Clinic

Does your pet need a rabies […]

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Residents of Oxford County!

Do you need help fixing your […]

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Lovin' the Snow

We love getting updates on our alumni in their new […]

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Prisoners Paroled!

A group of Paws in Stripes graduates are available for […]

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Did You Know?

We are celebrating 50 years of helping pets in […]

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The Month of Love

Check out our review from the month of […]

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Prisoners Paroled!

A group of Paws in Stripes graduates are available for adoption this weekend.
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Laundress Extraordinaire

We’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the volunteers who contribute so much to AWS.
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Kindness from Kids

We’re so grateful to have such caring support from students!
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Now Rats Aplenty!

Ever wanted to have a rat for a pet?
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Upcoming Rabies Clinic

Does your pet need a rabies vaccine?
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Lovin’ the Snow

We love getting updates on our alumni in their new homes and with their new families.
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The Month of Love

Check out our review from the month of February!
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Residents of Oxford County!

Do you need help fixing your cat?

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Don’t Worry – Be Hoppy!

Check out our newest e-newsletter!
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Did You Know?

We are celebrating 50 years of helping pets in southern Maine!

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