Contribute to the Animal Welfare Society

Our dedicated and generous supporters provide more than 4,000 homeless animals each year with medication, food, and expert care from our loving staff. Thousands of additional animals are helped annually through our programs and services, including the Community Veterinary Clinic, the Cleo Fund, Canine Training and Youth Programs.

Donating to the animals is easy and can be done in a variety of ways.

General Donations

General donations are used for daily animal care, shelter operations and program support.

Donate over the phone using your credit or debit card by calling (207) 985-3244 ext. 200.

Donate by check. Please use our mailing address:
Animal Welfare Society
PO Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094

Donate in person by stopping by our facility during business hours. To maintain social distancing and to protect our community’s health, our Adoption Center is closed to visitors. We ask that you drop off your in-kind donations (food, supplies) at the designated spot in the front of the Adoption Center. Thank you for your understanding as we work together to care for the people and pets in our community.

Food and Supplies

In-kind donations of food and supplies keep us running. Wish list items can be dropped off at AWS or purchased online to be delivered right to our doors. See our wish list for the items we need most of all for our animals.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of family, friends, colleagues and pets. Pay tribute to your loved ones.

Personalized Tribute

Leave a lasting gift on the beautiful campus of the Animal Welfare Society with a granite paver in the Adoption Center’s entryway. Make a lasting gift today.

Loyal Friends (Monthly Giving)

Every gift – no matter how big or small – keeps AWS going year round. Make an impact year round with a monthly gift.

Vehicle Donation

Donating a car is a great way to help animals. Working with Vehicles for Charity makes the process simple and straightforward. Proceeds from the sale of the car support AWS animal care and programs. Get more miles from your used wheels by donating now.

Corporate Giving

There are many ways businesses can impact the health and wellbeing of pets in need, support AWS community programs and foster philanthropy (and fun!) amongst employees. Engage your employees in your company’s philanthropy.

Youth Giving

The many charitable and compassionate animal-loving children inspire us daily with their compassion and generosity. Be a youth hero today.

Planned Giving

Planned giving encompassing a variety of giving options, including appreciated securities, charitable IRA rollover or trust income contributions, and/or estate gifts through bequests or beneficiary designations. Start planning your future giving now.

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