Animal Welfare Society Announces Retirement of Executive Director


WEST KENNEBUNK, MAINE – August 25, 2014 – The board of directors of the Animal
Welfare Society has announced the retirement of Steve Jacobsen. Jacobsen, who
served as the organization’s executive director since 1995, has stepped down to pursue
other retirement opportunities that have recently become available.

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AWS to Celebrate World Spay Day


WEST KENNEBUNK, ME – January 29, 2014 – World Spay Day, an international event bringing attention to companion animal over-population and to spay/neuter as a successful means of saving the lives of companion animals, will be honored at the Animal Welfare Society (AWS) through a further reduction in fees for cat spay and neuter surgeries.

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Animal Welfare Society and Voice for Animals Join Forces to Help New Hampshire Cats


WEST KENNEBUNK, MAINE – December 11, 2013 – Voice For Animals (VFA), a non-profit organization headquartered in York, Maine, recently reached out to the Animal Welfare Society (AWS) in West Kennebunk, Maine to assist in providing spay/neuter surgeries to low income cat owners in eastern New Hampshire. AWS is a companion animal shelter serving 21 communities in Southern Maine.

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AWS Invites Community to Annual Christmas Open House


WEST KENNEBUNK, Maine – November 22, 2013 – The Animal Welfare Society invites everyone in the community to its annual Christmas Open House.  The event will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 12pm until 3pm at the shelter on Holland Road in West Kennebunk. The Open House includes a children’s program with crafts, a bake sale, photos of your pet with Santa (please bring your own camera!) and a chance to visit with shelter staff and animals.

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AWS Hosts Informational Seminar on Feral Cats


WEST KENNEBUNK, Maine – November 1, 2013 – The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) recently hosted a free informational seminar on feral cats, the issues surrounding feral cats in communities and how municipalities can effectively and humanely handle issues relating to feral cats.

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Annual Haunted Walk to Benefit AWS


WEST KENNEBUNK, ME – October 10, 2013 – The Animal Welfare Society, along with “Behind the Scenes Charity,” is busy preparing the grounds for its 5th annual Haunted Walk.

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