Humane Education Teaching Compassion
As a Humane Society, we not only provide food, care and shelter for homeless animals, but we also provide educational programs for our community.
It is vital to spread important messages of spaying and neutering, long-term commitment to a pet, kind animal treatment, and The Link between domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and animal abuse.
Each summer, AWS holds week-long workshops for children aged 7 to 13.
The Humane Action League is an after school program for students ages 9-11 and 12-14.
Furry Tales Story and Adventure Hour allows preschoolers to discover the exciting world of animals!
Jumping for Joy pairs high school students on the autism spectrum with AWS alumni dogs for an hour of agility training.
Vacation camps are held during the weeks that school is out in February and April for students aged 7 – 10. For more information contact Megan at (207) 985-3244 x 109 or send an email.
Having a birthday party at AWS is easy, affordable, mess-free and full of learning opportunities and fun with animals!
The day before Thanksgiving, the Animal Welfare Society will offer a half day humane education program for children aged 6-10.
2016 is SOLD OUT. See you next year!
Every third Sunday of the month at 10:30 am, AWS volunteers and shelter pets visit the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland. Children have the opportunity to interact with a variety of pets. You never know who will be there – bunnies, kittens, ferrets and more!
Our Humane Educator visits local schools to teach a variety of animal-related programs. Humane education is an important part of any child’s early learning experience.
School groups, community groups, scout troops and others are invited to visit us for a complete tour of the Animal Welfare Society. Tours include some interaction with the animals, lively discussion, and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into running a community shelter.
Our Humane Educator will visit local community groups to talk about the shelter or other animal-related issues.