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The Animal Welfare Society, incorporated in 1967, is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit humane society located in Kennebunk, Maine and is a regional leader in companion animal welfare. AWS operates a progressive animal shelter and its life-saving community programs include Pets and Women to Safety, Paws in Stripes and Paws Across America while AWS’ services to the greater community include Humane Education, Training classes, spay/neuter assistance and veterinary care at the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic.

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Maine Region:

Maine Beaches

How to Donate Your Time!

Volunteers Needed?

Age Requirement:



Volunteer  Requirement:

Info. on Donating Time:

14 or 15 year olds may volunteer at the shelter with a parent volunteering aside them. 16 or 17 year olds may volunteer at the shelter with a parent's consent. 18 years or older may volunteer at the shelter after submitting to a background check. There is a $20 background check fee.

How to Donate Your Stuff!

Material Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Goods:

Information on donating material goods:

Some of the stuff we need!

Please drop donations off during business hours.

Fresh vegetables, dry puppy food, cat food, canned kitten food, dog food, Cat food, kitten milk replacement, dog toys, cat nip pillows, Small training treats, paper towels, postage stamps, cat litter

How to Donate Your Money!

Monetary Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Money:

What do the donations help fund?

These funds go directly toward the care of the animals at the shelter and to programs that benefit the people and animals in local communities.

All links lead to a secure off-site page for making a donation.  Aside from providing a link, How to Help in Maine does not participate in the transaction in any way.  Most of the charities are 501(c)(3) and therefore tax deductible

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