Giving Thanks

In the spirit of the season, we want to give thanks to everyone who helps AWS and our animals. Where would be we without our volunteers? Our volunteers are the most dedicated and amazing animal-lovers we know. Each and every one of them is crucial to our operations. Our volunteers are active in the shelter […]

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Seniors for Seniors Discount

Attention all potential adopters age 65 and older: Now at the Animal Welfare Society, if you adopt a dog who is 8 years or older, the fee will only be $65. If you adopt a cat who is 8 years or older, they will be fee-waived. It’s the Seniors for Seniors Discount. Senior animals tend […]

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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

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

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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Save the Date!

Saturday, December 13 is the Annual Christmas Open […]

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Kittens, kittens, kittens!

We currently have a pretty big clowder of kittens […]

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Pizza with Pets

The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26 […]

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PetSmart Adoption Weekend A Success

25 Adoptions at the Biddeford Store, 14 of them before […]

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Dog Obedience Holiday Special

You can have a well-mannered dog this holiday […]

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Semi Socialized Cats & Kittens

These cats and kittens, also known as Barn Cats, can […]

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Traps Needed

The AWS is helping folks manage feral cat colonies.  […]

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Humane Action League (HAL)

Take it from us, HAL @ AWS is a great way to spend the […]

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Fall/Winter Hours

The AWS is open Thursday – Tuesday 11am – 4:30pm […]

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Furry Tales, Story and Adventure Hour

Every Tuesday from 10:00am – 11:15am, in the Humane […]

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Dog Obedience Holiday Special

You can have a well-mannered dog this holiday season! Take one of our 3 week holiday courses for only $45.00.  , call 207-985-3244 or stop by AWS to sign up.

Puppy Class Special for dogs under 5 months.  You and your pup will learn some great tips for helping your puppy get through the busy holiday season.  There will be lots of learning and plenty of play time. 

Puppy Class:  Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00pm, December 3, 10 and 17. 

Does your dog need a refresher course?  Refresh your dog’s basic skills and learn new exercises all to practice manners for the holidays.

Basic Class: Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00pm, December 3, 10 and 17. 

 

 

 

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Save the Date!

Saturday, December 13 is the Annual Christmas Open House at the shelter on Holland Road in Kennebunk. There will be a Silent Auction and many raffle prizes, handmade presents for sale, crafts for the kiddos, and holiday treats. Bring your camera and pet for photos with Santa and celebrate another amazing year with the staff and volunteers from AWS.

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PetSmart Adoption Weekend A Success

25 Adoptions at the Biddeford Store, 14 of them before 11am on Saturday!  Thank you to all who came out to adopt!

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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.

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Furry Tales, Story and Adventure Hour

Every Tuesday from 10:00am – 11:15am, in the Humane Education Room at the Animal Welfare Society on Holland Road, West Kennebunk, preschoolers are invited to discover the exciting world of animals with:

*Stories* *Playtime* *Crafts* *Songs* *Movement* *Animal Time*

The event is free to attend, though any donations are appreciated.

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Pizza with Pets

The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26 the Animal Welfare Society will offer a half day humane education program from 9am – 1pm for children aged 6-10.  The kids spend time with adoptable pets at the animal shelter on Holland Road, West Kennebunk, create a craft and enjoy a pizza party.  There is a $30 fee. Space is limited. Download a registration form or contact meganc@animalwelfaresociety.org, 207-985-3244 x 109.

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Traps Needed

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.  The trap we like the most is Tru Catch Light Duty Animal Trap 30LTD and it is on sale for a limited time  for $50.00 (usually $69.00.)  There is an option on the purchase page if you would like to  donate a trap to our shelter.  Learn more about TNR here.  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.

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Humane Action League (HAL)

Take it from us, HAL @ AWS is a great way to spend the afternoon!  HAL is an after school program at the Animal Welfare Society on Holland Road, West Kennebunk. The program is designed to give students who love animals an opportunity to learn more about the workings of an animal shelter, instruction on pet care and handling and an introduction on how to become more involved in animal welfare issues. The program for the seven weeks.   Tuesday’s program is held from 2:30-4:00pm for students 12-14 years of age.  Thursday’s program is held from 3:00-4:30pm for students 9-11 years of age.  There is a $65 fee per session. Space is limited. For more information and dates download a registration form.

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Kittens, kittens, kittens!

We currently have a pretty big clowder of kittens eager to find new homes.  Hurry in to the AWS today to select from a variety of different colors and sizes. Make sure to check in regularly as we will have more available as they are ready. Don’t delay, as lil’ cuties like these tend to be adopted quickly.

 

 

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Fall/Winter Hours

The AWS is open Thursday – Tuesday 11am – 4:30pm and closed on Wednesdays for staff training.

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