Volunteer Spotlight

Special Volunteer Spotlight on…

May 2020:
This month, we highlight not one volunteer but a number of very special volunteers – our foster mothers. Foster volunteers open up their hearts and homes  o pet who need a little TLC. Whether it’s a pregnant cat needing a safe place to raise her babies, orphaned kittens, a dog recovering from a surgery or a small animal needing to regain its strength, our amazing foster families ‘mother’ pets in need with unconditional love. With this loving care, the pets are soon happy and healthy and ready for adoption! Thank you to all our foster mothers for being an integral part of AWS’ mission. Happy Mother’s Day!

Last month’s Spotlight

April 2020:
This month we spotlight volunteer extraordinaire Joanne Leary. Joanne gives her heart and soul to AWS each and every day. She has been a dedicated volunteer for more than 10 years. In 2019, she volunteered 484 hours! She almost always has foster animals and has a soft spot in her heart for mama cats and their babies. It’s heartwarming to see the love and devotion she has for giving kittens a strong start to life.

Joanne heads up the AWS volunteers’ sewing efforts, making countless catnip pillow as a fundraiser for the Cleo Fund, sewing cozy beds for the cats in the Adoption Center and most recently, making cloth masks to keep our staff safe from COVID-19.

Joanne is a true giver and we are so grateful for all she does for AWS and the animals that need her most. Thank you, Joanne!


March 2020:
Let us introduce you to Kat Binette from Kennebunk. Kat has been volunteering with AWS since December 2018 and has already logged in approximately 600 hours of volunteer service. That’s amazing!
Kat volunteers twice a week in the Community Veterinary Clinic and is also quick to fill in when needed. Clinic staff has these nice things to say about Kat: “She’s amazing!”; “She’s so dependable and hard-working”; “Kat is always willing to lend a helping hand”.

Kat is a retired mother of two, and has three grandchildren and even two great-grandchildren. She shares her home with her cat, Isabelle.

We are so fortunate to have Kat volunteer with us. We would not be the successful organization we are without dedicated volunteers like her. Thank you for all you do, Kat. We’re glad you’re part of the AWS Volunteer Team!

Previous Spotlights – Our Thanks to All of Them!

Gerry Delaney
Christopher Perry
Susan Bascom
Kathy Hughes
Rachel Rioux
Ray Chauvin
Donna Stevens
Carol Scully
Johanne Medcalf
Elizabeth Spahr
Stan Barwise
Steve Faria
Dave Fortier
Laura Randall
Judy Dutton
Denise Sopchyk
Jan Eon