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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Nora stopped by with gifts she received for the animals of AWS at her 7th Birthday Party! Her friends and family gifted treats, food, and toys, for both dogs and cats! While dropping off the gifts with her mom and brother she was greeted by our Executive Director Abigail.  Soon after they all went on a VIP tour of the cat rooms.  Nora has a cat at home and loves all animals; she especially enjoyed playing with kitten Piper this morning.  We can’t thank Nora enough for choosing to help the animals on her special day, she is amazing!  Happy Birthday Nora!

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Middle School of the Kennebunks

Students from the Middle School of the Kennebunks stopped by for their ‘Day of Caring’.  They were given the choice of a few local organizations to do something for, and they chose AWS!
They brought with them handmade cat beds and homemade gluten free cookies for the dogs.  The students and teachers had arranged their visit before hand and were met by two volunteers who toured them through the facility.
Thanks for your hard work and caring!
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Thornton Academy NHS

We are honored by the amazing generosity of the members of the Thornton Academy National Honors Society. In the spring they planned a fundraiser selling Krispy Kreme donuts with 100% of the proceeds coming to our animals. The day after graduation, two of their members stopped by to drop off a check for $1200!!! This amazing donation will help a lot of pets here at AWS. WAY TO GO! Thank you so much!

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Cleo Fund staff members recently picked up feral (also known as community) cat shelters made by Josh Passarelli for his Eagle Scout project.

Josh, a member of Scout Troop 39 in Scarborough, organized 19 volunteers to help with the project building 8 feral cat shelters. The project is a requirement for the rank of Eagle Scout and is used to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of the community.

Cat shelters are used on properties with community cats to ensure they have a warm, safe place to rest – to protect them from predators and the elements. The doorways are only big enough for cats and by lining the shelter with straw, the shelters stay warm and resist wetness.  The shelters are painted with outdoor weather-resistant paint so they last a long time. Josh did an awesome job building these sturdy structures. There will be a lot of warm community cats this fall and winter thanks to his hard work and generosity!

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University College at Saco

We are so grateful to Brittany for stopping by with several big boxes of pet food and supplies from the Student Association at the University College at Saco. Thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity during your collection drive. Our animals send their deepest appreciation, including the little kitten that Brittany is holding — you have to look close!

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York County Federal Credit Union

Thank you so very much to our generous friends at the York County Federal Credit Union! Their amazing support goes a long way here at AWS helping pets like Copper. He had a great time welcoming the YCFCU staff and showing them around the shelter and the grounds. Thank you!