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A class of elementary students stand in front of the AWS van with a donation of homemade dog leashes.

WES Students Donate Dog Leashes

Back in December of 2023, nineteen students of Wells Elementary School (WES) read a classic novel titled Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Inspired by the story of a stray dog adopted by a little girl, classroom teacher Pam Learโ€ฆ

An AWS banner featuring a cute kitten as the winner of Giving Tuesday event.

Congrats to Team #awscat!

This Giving Tuesday competition centered around the question who is the Coziest Companion: Cats or Canines? After a fierce but friendly competition, the winner is… ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—  #๐—”๐—ช๐—ฆ๐—–๐—”๐—ง! Our feline friends celebrated with catnip and of course, they’ve received bragging rightsโ€ฆ

Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Happy Animal Shelter Appreciation Week! Each year during the first full week of November, The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) celebrates National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week as a way to honor animal shelters and the dedicated andโ€ฆ

Fifteen AWS staff members pose and smile with award certificates

Thank you!

Wow! We are so grateful to operate in such an amazing community! Last night, the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce presented their annual Drive to Be the Best awards, as selected by local community members. AWS was a gold winner inโ€ฆ

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AWS Community Veterinary Clinic is hosting a FREE microchip and rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age at Waggerstown Pet Nutrition & Supplies Store in Wells, ME. ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

This clinic is free to attend, but we ask that you please RSVP in advance. Head to our website today or check our stories to register. We strive to keep pets happy, healthy, and at home with their families!
Perhaps youโ€™ve considered adding a new canine companion to your family, but havenโ€™t quite decided if itโ€™s a good time yet. Maybe youโ€™ve been wanting a dog but the winter blues have had you feeling down and out. We totally understand; adopting a pet is a big decision! We feel right now in this season, however, is the perfect time to adopt a dog!

Check out our newest blog post online to learn why we think NOW is the perfect time to adopt your furry friend! And while you're there, make sure to browse our adoptable dogs and see all their adorable faces! ๐Ÿถ
The weather might be misbehaving, but a few April showers won't stop our second annual Bunny Hop! Grab the kids and join us TODAY at 2:00 pm for fun crafts, stories, and time spent with real springtime animals, all happening inside AWSโ€™ Behavior and Training room. It's going to be a hopping good time!