Thank You Zone

The Animal Welfare Society graciously thanks our community partners including generous individual donors, enterprising youth heroes and local business champions.

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A big thank you to the employees and friends of the ShuttleBus-Zoom. They recently collected donations to remember the late wife of one of their former bus drivers. Wealthie Perry was a huge animal lover, having adopted several shelter pets in her lifetime and giving them wonderful, loving homes. We were honored to accept these gifts in her memory. Our puppies went all out amusing Wealthie’s family and ZoomBus employees when they stopped by the shelter just before Christmas. We are so grateful for their thoughtfulness at this time of sorrow. Wealthie will be missed!

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Last week, we were visited by these amazingly generous ladies from SMHC. Along with their colleagues, they organized a month long fundraiser for our animals! In total, they collected 774 items, including:

3,875.7 oz of pet food

206 pet toys

34 raw hide bones

12 collars

2 blankets

6 packages of training pads

6 cans of Lysol wipes

18 rolls of paper towels

$100 gift card to PetSmart

WOW! Your gifts go a long way here at the shelter. Thank you so much!

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Aubuchon Hardware

Our newest satellite partner recently held a fundraiser to support AWS. Robin Cobb, one of the employees, donated two pieces of art and they held a raffle to benefit us. Robin gave us the proceeds and the store also donated several bags of pet-safe ice melt and 4 cases of wet dog food. Thank you very much to Robin and Aubuchon Hardware for their generosity!

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HSUS Maine State Council

A special thanks to Betsy, Gina, and Katie of the Humane Society of the US Maine State Council. Betsy, a HSUS Maine State Council member, participated in HSUS’ “12 Acts of Kindness” by completing the very kind act of fulfilling all of our 12 Days of Christmas wishes! Gina also brought in special gifts specific for our birds!

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Annabelle & Casey

Annabelle and Casey visited recently to drop off a donation. Every year the two save money from their chores to donate, and this year they chose to support AWS. They have two cats at home, Cleo and Stella.

Thanks for your support and donation!

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Bissell Brothers

We are blown away by the generosity of Bissell Brothers this holiday season. AWS was honored to be selected as a beneficiary as part of their Four Weeks of Giving campaign. As you can see, we received a very BIG check matching  their sales this past Sunday. In addition, Bissell’s amazingly generous friends, family, and brewery fans dropped off tasty treats, toys, beds, food, and even a few Patriot blankets that filled our car to the VERY brim! We are overflowing with gratitude, especially the animals! Thank you so much and happy holidays from all of us at AWS!