Youth Heroes

The Animal Welfare Society graciously thanks amazing youth supporters for their kindness, compassion and generosity. You are heroes to our animals!

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Our amazing friend Kiera asked for gifts to help the animals instead of gifts for her 8th birthday! Look at that! Our dogs will have fun playing with all those toys for sure! Thank you Kiera!

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Ashton, Connor, and Griffin

One of the rites of passage of many local eighth-graders is to do a Community Service Project. Lots of eighth graders have pets, some don’t, but many want to help the animals in any way they can. These three warm-hearted winners are Ashton Wilson, Connor McGarry, and Griffin Johnson from the Middle School of the Kennebunks. They decided to donate some of their time after school recently to help get the new AWS lobby and Obedience and Humane Education rooms spiffy for the Holiday Season. They meticulously decorated the tree pictured behind them and helped put away donations, moving heavy boxes from one building to another, having a great attitude all the while! See you again soon, gentlemen, and thanks again!

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This here fella is Dominic , a big fan of WWE wrestling and you guessed it, ANIMALS. Dominic loves all animals so much, for his 8th birthday in October, he invited his whole class to his birthday and said, “NO GIFTS! No, wait. NO GIFTS FOR ME! Give gifts instead to the animals at the Animal Welfare Society!” And it was so.

He came for an all expenses paid, state of the art, no holds barred, VIP, backstage pass Hero Tour with Humane Educator and over caffeinated optimist, Megan E. Cross and met baby rats, bunnies, kittens, cats and dogs, and finished his tour off with current AWS Heartthrob: BARNACLE. Dominic is one cool customer. No, seriously, he is super calm and sweet around the animals as well as being a way cool altruist.

Thanks, Dominic! You sure pinned down what it means to be a community hero!

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The Culot Family

Our thanks to Martha Jane and Myles who, along with their friend Emmy, operated a lemonade stand during the late summer with all proceeds going to AWS. They sold cookies too, providing a sweet treat to go with a sweet drink. Not only did they provide us with a sizable donation, but they had a blast doing it too! Thanks kids!

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This young lady stopped by to drop off money she raised from growing and selling blueberries! Rose is from Sacramento, CA but spends her summers here in Maine. She was so full of energy and excited to visit with the animals. Thanks Rose!

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Norah stopped by to drop of a donation of $63 her Girl Scout Troop raised by hosting a Mother’s Day Tea at the Nonantum Resort! Thanks to Norah and all her fellow troops for their hard work and dedication to our cause!