It's All About People and Pets…
Programs at The Animal Welfare Society
COMMUNITY SERVICES & ASSISTANCE
We offer numerous programs which help the
people and pets of our arealive happier, healthier lives together.
– BECOME AN AWS BASIC MEMBER –
Did you know that you can become a member of
AWS for just a $25 donation?
Or, Family Membership for $40?
By becoming an AWS Member your tax deductible contribution will help provide food, shelter and health care for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens while they await adoption. Contact AWS at 860-354-1350 for more information, or make your Membership Donation directly online.
LOST AND FOUND
The shelter keeps a current list of missing pets from our area. We also advise pet owners on the proper procedures for locating a lost pet.
The shelter staff provides telephone consultations for families who need advice on training or have concerns about their adopted pets. We can also refer you to a local professional trainer if needed.
AWS-SENIOR CATS PROGRAM
The Animal Welfare Society will waive 100% of the usual donation fee so that a Senior Citizen (aged 60 and over) can adopt one of our senior cats. Please contact us if interested in taking advantage of, or contributing to, AWS-Senior Cats.
It is generally acknowledged that a senior person who lives alone will benefit medically and emotionally if they have a pet living with them for company and companionship. AWS-Senior Cat Adoption Program helps make this possible for Seniors. This program is made possible by the very generous donations of individuals and families who sponsor each cat's adoption fees. Donations to this special program can be in any amount. All donations will be used solely for the purpose of helping an older person adopt a “purr-fect companion.” Learn more: Senior Cats Adoption Program
Our Humane Education Volunteer is available to present programs to church groups, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, etc. at the shelter or to visit classrooms and other groups.
Presentations include topics such as providing information about the shelter itself, life in an animal shelter, the importance of spaying and neutering, the human-animal bond, the truth about “puppy mills,” the feelings of loss involving a pet, responsible pet ownership, and how kids can make a difference.
Certain visits may include pets, and many involve humane education and the fostering of empathy and compassion through narrative.
“INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?”
We are always looking for volunteers to help educate our young people and area residents on proper animal care and responsible pet ownership. No formal teaching experience is necessary - just a love of animals and a desire to help! Please contact us if you are interested in this type of experience and opportunity. See Volunteer at AWS
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Animal Welfare Society is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.