Contribute to the Animal Welfare Society

Our dedicated and generous supporters provide more than 4,000 homeless animals each year with medication, food, and expert care from our loving staff. Thousands of additional animals are helped annually through our programs and services, including the Community Veterinary Clinic, the Cleo Fund, Canine Training and Humane Education.

Donating to the animals is easy and can be done in a variety of ways.

General Donations

General donations are used for daily animal care, shelter operations and program support.

Donate securely online with your credit or debit card.

Donate over the phone using your credit or debit card by calling (207) 985-3244 ext. 123.

Donate by check. Please use our mailing address:
Animal Welfare Society
PO Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094

Donate in person by stopping by our facility during business hours.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of family, friends, colleagues and pets. Find out how to pay tribute to your loved ones today.

Personalized Tribute

Leave a lasting gift on the beautiful campus of the Animal Welfare Society with an entryway paver, courtyard brick or even a memorial bench or tree. Learn more on how to pay tribute with a lasting gift.

Food and Supplies

In-kind donations of food and supplies keep us running. Wish list items can be dropped off at AWS or purchased online to be delivered right to our doors. See our wish list for the items we need most of all for our animals.

Vehicle Donation

Donating a car is a great way to help animals. Working with Vehicles for Charity makes the process simple and straightforward. Learn more!

Corporate Giving

There are many ways businesses can impact the health and wellbeing of pets in need, support AWS community programs and foster philanthropy (and fun!) amongst employees. Engage your employees in your company’s philanthropy.

Monthly Giving

Every gift – no matter how big or small – keeps AWS going year round. Make an impact year round with a monthly gift.

Annual Kennel Sponsorships

Sponsoring a kennel immediately impacts an animal’s stay at AWS by providing it a warm, comfortable and safe place while it awaits adoption. Supporters can pledge a kennel for a year, for as little as $7/month. Sponsors receive an engraved tag hung near an animal’s kennel. Sponsor a kennel (or two) today!

Planned Giving

Planned giving encompassing a variety of giving options, including appreciated securities, charitable IRA rollover or trust income contributions or estate gifts through bequests or beneficiary designations. Contact our development department to learn more about planning giving options and how you can include AWS in your planned giving or estate planning.

DIY & Community Fundraisers

We are pleased to have loyal supporters who want to conduct a fundraiser on our behalf. We are happy to accept cash donations, as well as in-kind donations.  Please see our wish list for an up-to-date list of most needed items.

Individuals and businesses: please visit our Community Fundraisers page to start helping the animals! You may also contact the development office to chat about ideas for impacting AWS with a fundraiser or benefit.

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