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Back in the spring in our April e-newsletter, we told you about our satellite adoption program :

"Local businesses, such as pet supply stores, veterinary offices and hardware stores house and care for AWS pets, mostly cats. 
Thanks to these awesome partnerships, we are able to help 
even more animals find their new happy homes.  Animals like Tripp, who went home in February from PetSmart during their National Adoption Weekend. Just look at those smiling faces!

Our satellite adoption program also allows pets to be seen by a new audience, folks that may not have come to the shelter in West Kennebunk, but who are excited to have a new pet. This can be especially beneficial for long-term residents. Sometimes a change of venue is just the thing to spark an adoption!

We had 260 pets go home to their new families from satellite locations in 2015.
  We're hoping for even more in 2016!"
So where are we today?
We wanted to give you an update on how this program has grown just in the past few months! 

So far in 2016, we have had 576 adoptions through our satellite locations!! That's more than double our total from all of 2015.

How is this possible?

We continue our amazing satellite adoption partnerships with local businesses - PetSmart, PetCo, Nature's Gifts, Ann-imals, PetLife, Pet Quarters and Andy's Agway. The cats are lovingly cared for by the owners and employees of these stores and we are grateful for their assistance helping these felines find their new homes.

In the past year, we have added a number of satellite locations specifically for small animals.  By sheltering pets directly with PetSmart stores in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts, we have been able to assist in the rescue and placement of hundreds of small animals - from rabbits to rats, from gerbils to guinea pigs, from ferrets to finches.  We don't have the capacity at AWS to house many small animals, so without the support of PetSmart, we wouldn't be able to help! PetSmart employees care for the animals and adopt them out right from the store. These animals spend less time waiting for their new homes and they go home with everything they need, since their adopters can purchase cages and supplies right at PetSmart. 

Through this program, 336 small animals have found their new homes in 2016 alone!

Are you looking for a small animal?

We currently have small animals at the following PetSmart locations:  

New Hampshire
- Concord
- Epping
- Manchester
- Nashua
- Rochester
- Salem
- Seabrook
- South Nashua

- Chelmsford

Visit our satellite adoption page to see which store might have the animal you've been dreaming of. Our satellite adoption locations regularly have rats, mice, guinea pigs, birds, hamsters and rabbits -- all ready to go home with you!

Want to learn more about our satellite adoption program? Contact Stephanie Delage, Outreach and Events Coordinator at (207) 985-3244 ext. 114.

Do nating a car you no longer use is a great way to help the animals!  Most any vehicle is accepted, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and RVs. Vehicles do not need to be in new or even running condition. The vehicle must have an engine and be towable. Towing is free and scheduled at your convenience. Your vehicle will be sold at auction or to salvage based on condition with proceeds coming directly to AWS. Vehicle donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return. For more information, vsit our website or call Kerrie Leclair, Director of Development at (207) 985-3244 ext. 123.

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Saturday & Sunday:  11 am - 4:30 pm
Monday & Tuesday: 1 1 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Wednesdays for staff training 
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