Animal Rescue And Adoption

Animal Shelters in Maine

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The Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk, Maine is an awesome non-profit animal shelter for dogs, cats and a variety of small animals. The AWS is a private humane society that relies strictly on donations to keep their shelter running. And what a shelter it is!

The cats at the AWS live a life of luxury while they are waiting for their forever homes. And the dogs at the AWS get plenty of love and human attention while in their care. They have an enormous group of caring volunteers who see that each animal gets all the attention it deserves. Even the small animals at the AWS (mice, hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, turtles, rabbits, ferrets and more) are treated with the utmost respect!

If you are looking to adopt a pet, you must check out the fine animals at the Animal Welfare Society. You will not be disappointed! If you are not looking to adopt a pet, perhaps you would be interested in joining the vast group of volunteers who help make this animal shelter the pet paradise that it is. They will train you to help in whatever field you prefer whether it's walking dogs for exercise (a great way for you to exercise too!), bathing and grooming animals, doing laundry, socializing pets, or helping to organize one of their many fund raising events.

The Animal Welfare Society also has a wonderful Fostering Program that allows trained volunteers to take kittens or puppies home for extra special care until they are old enough to be adopted out. They also need Foster parents for pets who need medical attention while recuperating from an illness or injury. If you think you would make a good Foster parent for a pet please give the shelter a call at the phone number below.

The AWS also has a wish list of supplies they need. If you have any of the supplies on this list, please take a ride by the shelter to drop them off. You can visit the pets while you are there. The pets will be happy to see you and the shelter will appreciate any supplies you can donate.

The Animal Welfare Society is located on Holland Road in West Kennebunk, Maine. The shelter is open 11:00am to 4:30pm every day except Wednesdays when they are closed. They are also open Thursday and Friday evenings from 4:30 to 7:00pm for adoptions only (no surrenders during those hours). Click here for directions to the AWS and a map of the area. Their phone number is 207-985-3244. You can also email them at Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have. They will love hearing from you!

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