Learn About the Various AWS Programs

At the Animal Welfare Society, our work extends beyond the walls of the shelter. We also collaborate with a number of local and national organizations to provide humane education, outreach, and cooperative solutions to save the lives of animals in need. On a local level, this means reaching out to schools, groups, and businesses with our educational programs, partnering with the Maine State Prison for our unique Paws in Stripes campaign, and giving pets from homes where there is violence a safe haven through PAWS. The AWS Linkage Coalition presents to educators, students, clubs and professional organizations about The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence.  On a national level, we help shelters throughout the country find loving homes for pets through PAWS Across America.