Animal Welfare Society/Cleo Fund Hosts Seminar on Feral and Community Cats


WEST KENNEBUNK, Maine – January 8th – The Animal Welfare Society (AWS)/Cleo Fund will be hosting an informational seminar and roundtable discussion on the topic of feral and community cats. The seminar, to be held at the Masonic Hall, 159 Alfred Road in Kennebunk on Saturday, January 30th from 8:30am to 12:30pm, is open to all animal control officers, rescue group volunteers, shelter staff and interested community members.

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Kennebunk Savings Celebrates Community Ballot by Delivering Check to the Animal Welfare Society


Kennebunk, Maine – Kennebunk Savings President and CEO Bradford C. Paige delivered the first official 2015 Customer Ballot check to its top vote-getter today. The Animal Welfare Society received 7% of the overall customer vote and maintained its position as the organization that received the most votes over the last ten years.

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Animal Welfare Society takes in 73 surrendered guinea pigs


WEST KENNEBUNK, MAINE – February 19, 2015 – The Animal Welfare
Society recently assisted the State of Maine’s Animal Welfare Program with a
guinea pig surrender from an overwhelmed owner. AWS took in 73 guinea pigs,
though the numbers are likely to grow as expectant females give birth. The
guinea pigs are receiving care at the shelter, located at 46 Holland Road in West
Kennebunk, and shelter staff hopes to have the animals ready for adoption in
time for March’s “Adopt A Rescue Guinea Pig Month,” a nation-wide
promotional campaign now in its 13th year.

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The Animal Welfare Society Celebrates World Spay Day with Month-Long Surgery Promotion


WEST KENNEBUNK, ME – February 4, 2015 – Each spring, “kitten season” brings hundreds of unwanted and homeless kittens to animal shelters across Maine and the US. To help mitigate the impact, shelters avidly promote the benefits of spaying and neutering companion pets. In doing so, the Animal Welfare Society (AWS) is partnering once again with the Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic to honor World Spay Day 2015. World Spay Day is an internationally-recognized event traditionally held on the last Tuesday of February. The event highlights spay/neuter as a way to prevent homeless animals because of overpopulation.

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Animal Welfare Society Announces Hiring of Executive Director


WEST KENNEBUNK, MAINE – October 30, 2014 – The board of directors of the
Animal Welfare Society has announced the hiring of Abigail L. Smith. With an impressive
background in animal welfare, Smith will serve as the shelter’s executive director
beginning in January, 2015.

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Animal Welfare Society Receives Three Feral Cat Shelters from YouthBuild Biddeford to Help Assist Feral Cat Caretakers


WEST KENNEBUNK, MAINE – October 23, 2014 – The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) recently partnered with YouthBuild Biddeford to build three structures to provide shelter to feral cats in Southern Maine.

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