AWS Programs

As a local resource, the Animal Welfare Society’s work extends well into our community. We 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.

Humane Education

We provide educational programs for schools, groups, and businesses.

Paws in Stripes

We partner with the Maine State Prison to help dogs and inmates.


We provide a safe haven for pets from homes where there is violence.

PAWS Across America

We help shelters throughout the country find loving homes for pets.