AWS Programs

As a local resource, the Animal Welfare Society’s work extends well into our community. We collaborate with a number of local and national organizations to provide humane education, outreach, and cooperative solutions to save the lives of animals in need.

AWS/Cleo Fund

We provide financial resources for spay/neuter surgeries.

Humane Education

We provide educational programs for schools, groups, and businesses.

Paws in Stripes

We partner with the Maine State Prison to help dogs and inmates.


We provide a safe haven for pets from homes where there is violence.

PAWS Across America

We help shelters throughout the country find loving homes for pets.