Strut Your Mutt!

It’s the 20th Annual Dog Walk to benefit the AWS Sadie Fund! Each year, we spend more than $150,000 on medical care to prepare our pets for adoption, and we need your help! All money raised at the walk through registration, pledges, business sponsorships and donations is dedicated to medical care through the Sadie Fund. […]

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Spay and Neuter

Through spaying and neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life.  Both procedures can safely be performed at as early as 12 weeks of age.  If you or someone you know is struggling to afford to have a pet spayed or neutered, we may be able to help.  Contact […]

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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

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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Leashes & Gentle Leaders Needed

6 foot, nylon leashes and medium gentle leaders  for […]

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Kittens at the AWS!

Starting Saturday, July 19th at 11 AM, the AWS will […]

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AWS Summer Camp

Limited space still […]

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Thank You!

GREAT NEWS! We were the top vote getters again this […]

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Now Hiring

Employees at the Animal Welfare Society enjoy a […]

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And they lived happily ever after....

Hipster the cat was hit by a car and had a broken hip. […]

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Like us on Facebook

Like us on Facebook for updates right in your Facebook […]

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Dog Obedience Options

Ever wish your precious pooch would follow your […]

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Sneak Peek!

It’s almost time for the annual Antique Show and […]

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Stonewall Kitchen Donation

We are grateful for the ongoing support of our friends […]

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Now Hiring

Employees at the Animal Welfare Society enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on and caring environment. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, reliable transportation and the physical ability to meet the demands of the job. Weekends are required and animal care experience is preferred.  Now accepting applications for a seasonal, part time employee.  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.  (more…)

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Stonewall Kitchen Donation

We are grateful for the ongoing support of our friends at Stonewall Kitchen! Last week, we were presented with a check for $5,000 to help care for our animals and help them to find great homes. We’re so fortunate to have such wonderful neighbors and supporters! Thank you Stonewall Kitchen!

 

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AWS Summer Camp

Limited space still available!

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Sneak Peek!

It’s almost time for the annual Antique Show and Sale at Kennebunk High School the weekend of August 2 & 3.  AWS volunteers have been busy collecting, cleaning, researching and pricing donated vintage and high quality collectibles of all kinds.  Here is a sneak peek!I

If you have glassware, china, pottery, small articles of furniture, frames prints, fun/interesting decorative items or collectibles you would like to donate, you will be supporting a great cause! Please call Fran at 207-985-3721 or Liz at 207-967-4962 to arrange for pick up or drop off.   Please no appliances or yard sale items.

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And they lived happily ever after….

Hipster the cat was hit by a car and had a broken hip.  A kind samaritan brought her to AWS and we transported her to Mann Memorial Clinic where they brought in an  orthopedic  surgeon to repair her leg.  A wonderful AWS foster took care of her for four months while she healed.   The family who found Hipster in the road that day decided that they wanted to adopt her.  That was a lucky day for both Hipster and her new family.  And they all lived happily ever after….

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What’s It????

AWS volunteers are working hard collecting, cleaning and pricing items for the Antique Show and Sale at Kennebunk High School on August 2 and 3.  Sometimes they ask themselves… “What’s It?”  If you know what this item is (specifically) email Liz if you are the first correct answer you will win an AWS Cookbook (must be picked up at the show.)

Not sure what this is??  Keep watching, we will change the item for the contest regularly.

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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.

Click here to visit our Behavioral Training page to learn more about the classes, view the class schedule, and register your dog.

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Thank You!

GREAT NEWS! We were the top vote getters again this year on Kennebunk Savings‘ Community Ballot. A BIG thank you to our dedicated supporters who voted for us and to the bank for their amazing generosity!

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Kittens at the AWS!

Starting Saturday, July 19th at 11 AM, the AWS will have a variety of kittens available for adoption. We’ve gotten in another transfer of cuties from down south and they’re all eager to find new homes here in Maine. There’s orange tiger, brown tiger, tortoiseshell, male, female, and many others to choose from. We even have a couple of mothers available too, and their adoption fee is waived with the adoption of any of their kittens. If you’ve been looking for a lil’ darling to add to your home, then hurry on in to the AWS before they’re all taken.

 

 

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Leashes & Gentle Leaders Needed

6 foot, nylon leashes and medium gentle leaders  for our volunteer dog walkers.  See our wish list on Amazon.

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.

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. – See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/home_page_promo/amazonsmile/#sthash.63k2UVsU.dpuf
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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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