Fundraising Partners

Grantors & Foundations

Foundations provide crucial grant funding to our programs and services and play an important role in providing for our community’s pets. Recently provided funding for AWS programs include:

Petco Love
Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation) is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. With more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, they inspire and empower communities to make a difference in the lives of animals. Through their adoption efforts in more than 1,500 Petco stores nationwide, they’ve brought more than 6.5 million pets together with loving families since 1999. We are grateful for their recent investment in the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic.






Additional Support Provided By
The Baldwin Foundation, The Haimes Family Foundation, The Snowden Foundation, The William J.J. Gordon Family Foundation, Kennebunk Savings, Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Biddeford Savings, PetSmart Charities,  Red Acre Foundation and many more kind and generous  organizations.

Other Fundraising Partners


Your returnable bottles and cans can be contributed to our Clynk account simply by collecting them in Clynk bags and using AWS tags when you drop the bags off at any Clynk recycling station (at Hannaford grocery stores). We have bags and tags available to pick up in our adoption center lobby.


You can help our animals EVERY TIME you shop at Amazon.  Be sure to log in via and select the Animal Welfare Society as your preferred charity.  We will receive a small percentage (0.05%) of all qualifying purchases as a donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation.



Calling all cat lovers! Do you use Fresh Step? They have a rewards program where you can donate points from your cat litter boxes to your favorite shelter. We use the points to get litter or coupons, depending on our needs at the time!

Fresh Step is introducing its new Paw Points Rewards app, which makes it easy to donate directly to AWS. The app is free, fun and cat approved. You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.


Kuranda makes beds for dogs and cats that are durable, sturdy and comfortable. We use them at the shelter. They offer a program where 10% of sale proceeds will be donated to AWS when supporters buy Kuranda beds for home use