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To shelter animals until they find permanent homes, to educate the community about responsible pet ownership, and to advocate for the humane treatment of all animals.

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We are unable to accept volunteers at this time. Although we cannot have volunteers at the shelter we encourage people to continue to donate supplies and money.

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Maine Region:

Kennebec and Moose River Valley

How to Donate Your Time!

Volunteers Needed?

Age Requirement:


All Ages Welcome

Volunteer  Requirement:

Info. on Donating Time:

Volunteer application and training required. Please visit our website. We accept volunteers age 13-15 with a guardian and 16+ can be solo.

How to Donate Your Stuff!

Material Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Goods:

Information on donating material goods:

Some of the stuff we need!

Please visit our Amazon HSWA Dog Wish List, Amazon Cat Wish List and Amazon Supply Wish List and consider purchasing through your Amazon Smile account designating HSWA as your charity of choice. Contact our office to drop off supplies.

clorox bleach, dishwashing liquid, cat food, kitten food, dog food, tennis balls, slow feeders, pet carriers, copy paper, cat toys

How to Donate Your Money!

Monetary Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Money:

What do the donations help fund?

Your money goes directly to running our organization and helping to save and find animals homes.

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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