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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Alouette Beach Resort

Calypso and all of us at AWS are so very grateful for the amazing support of Peter Lyons, the Kennedy family and everyone – staff and guests alike – at Alouette Beach Resort in Old Orchard Beach. In July, they hosted their third annual beachside bbq to benefit our animals. It was wildly successful, bringing in funds, toys and supplies for our pups! Alouette is one awesome hotel.  And, they are pet-friendly! Thank you! Thank you!

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Kiana, the young lady second to last, asked for donations for the shelter instead of birthday presents…for the second year in a row! We are very thankful for her dedication and continuing support.

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Ali is 10 years old and LOVES watching Animal Planet. She told me, “I just woke up one day and thought I should donate!”  After saving money from her parents Ali was able to go out and purchase items on our wish list. Ali brought in dog and cat food, as well as toys for the animals; she loves coming to visit AWS and can’t wait to come back again.
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Lucy & Emily

Lucy’s sister (Lucy was sleeping), Emily, presented AWS with gifts of food and toys for the kittens and dogs of AWS.  Lucy just turned 3 and used her birthday gifts to give back to the animals at AWS. Emily was a good big sister and brought in the treats and told us about her hermit crabs, dog, and cat at home.

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Evah comes to us from York Middle School where she completed a DARE Kindness Project. Evah told us the goal of the project is to do something nice from someone or something without getting anything in return.  She completed research on AWS, created posters to hang around school, set up donation stations, and made announcements on the loud speaker at school.  It was a slow start but she didn’t give up and was able to collect food, toys, and treats for the cats and dogs.

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Jennifer came by today with her 3rd donation to AWS! She hosted a lemonade stand last Friday, and brought the proceeds in with her family.  Jennifer lives in Massachusetts but every time she visits her family in Maine, they make sure to come by and visit AWS.  When she grows up she hopes to be either a Veterinarian or a Doctor.