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Nellie's litter of kittens in the care of a foster home.

Kitten Shower at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Rockport

By Joelle Albury on March 30, 2015, at 4:16 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, 146 Camden Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-230-8285; pawsadoption.org/ Rockport — “Kitten Season” is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation with homeless litters. Kitten …
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Dakota (right) meets her benefactor days before surgery to amputate her injured back leg.

Barbells for Beacon benefits shelter animals in need of surgery

By Joelle Albury on March 24, 2015, at 5:06 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Stone Coast CrossFit, 321 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-230-8285; pawsadoption.org ROCKPORT – On Saturday, May 30 Stone Coast CrossFit will host its 2nd annual Barbells for Beacon, a fundraising workout to aid shelter animals in need of …
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Shirley Balch (right) presenting a donation check for $9,000 on behalf of the John Wilkalis Trust. Accepting the check are Executive Director, Amie Hutchison, and Darlene, an adoptable cat at P.A.W.S.

Balch donates to waived fee pet adoption programs at P.A.W.S.

By Joelle Albury on March 03, 2015, at 4:16 p.m.
ROCKPORT: Pet adoption is becoming more affordable in the midcoast thanks to the generosity of a local animal welfare advocate. On behalf of the John Wilkalis trust, Stockton Springs resident Shirley Balch has donated $9,000 to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center. The trust supports two of P.A.W.S.’ programs that focus on …
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Minutes before returning to the stage for a performance at the Rockland Strand, members of Beasoleil avec Michael Doucet take a moment to do their part to raise awareness of pet adoption by getting photos taken with Noel, an adoptable cat from P.A.W.S.

Every Cat Matters: P.A.W.S. waived fee adoption program

By Joelle Albury on Feb. 17, 2015, at 10:18 a.m.
Approximately 2.5 million cats are euthanized at shelters across the country every year. The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has partnered with P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Rockport, Maine to do something about this on a local level. P.A.W.S. is launching a fee waived adoption program for all of its cats …
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Top fundraiser Candy Hutchison with P.A.W.S. executive director Amie Hutchison

Stone Coast CrossFit Fundraising Workout Brings in $3,500 for P.A.W.S. Capital Campaign

By Joelle Albury on Feb. 09, 2015, at 11:50 a.m.
Rockport – On Saturday, February 7 athletes of all abilities got together at Stone Coast CrossFit in Rockport to exercise and raise money for P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center. Thanks to co-owners Nick Brown and Lily Hamill, and some very generous participants, P.A.W.S. now has almost $3,500 in its capital campaign …
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Volunteers set up for the Penobscot Pet Pantry at P.A.W.S.' Future Center in Camden

P.A.W.S Family Movie Days to Benefit Penobscot Pet Pantry

By Joelle Albury on Jan. 30, 2015, at 9:31 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: P.A.W.S.’ Future Center, 123 John Street, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-390-0935; pawsadoption.org/ From 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, February 16, and Tuesday, February 17, P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center will sponsor …
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“Muscles For Mutts” Free Training Sessions January 24 and 31 at Stone Coast CrossFit

By Joelle Albury on Jan. 23, 2015, at 11:01 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Stone Coast Crossfit, 321 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-230-8285; pawsadoption.donorpages.com/Muscles4Mutts/ Rockport – Stone Coast CrossFit and P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center are still looking for athletes and pet friends to …
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P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center welcomes five new board members

By Joelle Albury on Jan. 19, 2015, at 8:09 a.m.
ROCKPORT – P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center welcomes five new members to the board of trustees: Royan Bartley of Rockport, John Burstein of Lincolnville, Sandy Cox of Camden, Kate Griffin of Hope and Karen Reed of Appleton. Royan Bartley is a Master of Science student of Companion Animal Behavior Analysis and …
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Camden National Vice-President Joanne Campbell (left) looks over the plans for the new P.A.W.S. facility with Executive Director Amie Hutchison.

Camden National Bank Supports P.A.W.S.’ New Site

By Joelle Albury on Jan. 05, 2015, at 2:02 p.m.
Rockport – In keeping with commitment to social responsibility and supporting local communities it serves, Camden National Bank recently contributed a generous gift to help advance P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center’s capital campaign. The campaign was established to renovate a former emergency ambulance facility on John Street in Camden and to …
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Owners of Stone Coast CrossFit, Nick Brown and Lily Hamill, and their dog Beacon.

Stone Coast CrossFit Sponsors P.A.W.S. Capital Campaign Fundraiser February 7

By Joelle Albury on Jan. 02, 2015, at 10:19 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Stone Coast CrossFit, 321 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-691-9198; pawsadoption.donorpages.com/Muscles4Mutts/ Rockport – What do dogs and crossfitting have in common? Stone Coast CrossFit owners Nick Brown and Lily Hamill will answer that question on Saturday, February 7, …
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Bo has discovered how fun time with the family’s other pets can be.

A Banner Year to Mark P.A.W.S.’ 40th Anniversary

By Joelle Albury on Dec. 26, 2014, at 7:54 a.m.
Rockport – In 1974 the Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League opened its doors to serve abandoned and stray dogs and cats from the two communities. Forty years later the renamed P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center marks its anniversary year by arranging adoptions for almost 340 animals in nine Midcoast Maine communities, …
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The silent auction crowd in the dog wing of P.A.W.S.' future adoption center.

P.A.W.S. Auction for the Animals more successful every year

By Joelle Albury on Dec. 16, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.
P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center thanks all of the businesses and individuals who attended and contributed to the Auction for the Animals fundraiser held at our future center in Camden on December 4th. Fundraising events and donations from individuals are vital to our ability to provide care for the hundreds of …
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$150,000 Gift Advances P.A.W.S. Capital Campaign

By Joelle Albury on Dec. 05, 2014, at 4 p.m.
Rockport – A longtime desire to do something meaningful for homeless and abandoned animals has resulted in a gift of $150,000 from Janet Morecraft of Northport, ME and Boca Raton, FL to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center’s “Forever Home” Campaign. The gift, pledged as a challenge opportunity in July of this …
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After enjoying artisan pizza from Café Miranda’s mobile wood fired oven, attendees may bid during the live auction for a chance to bring the oven to an event of their choice.

P.A.W.S.’ hosts Dec. 4th Holiday Auction at Future Animal Adoption Center

By Joelle Albury on Nov. 24, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
CAMDEN – Thursday, December 4th P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center is pleased to host its annual Holiday Auction for the Animals at its future adoption center at 123 John Street in Camden. The event will begin at 5:30 pm with a silent auction held in the future center’s dog wing followed …
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Staff and volunteers set up at the Pet Pantry.

Penobscot Pet Pantry relocates

By Joelle Albury on Nov. 17, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: P.A.W.S.’ Future Center, 123 John Street, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-763-4291; pawsadoption.org/ CAMDEN — Starting Thursday, Dec. 4, the Penobscot Pet Pantry will operate from 123 John Street in Camden, where the organization will distribute cat and dog food …
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An elegant pendant by Etienne Perret will be raffled at the auction.

P.A.W.S.’ Holiday Auction for the Animals Beats the Winter Blues

By Joelle Albury on Nov. 06, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: P.A.W.S.’ Future Center, 123 John Street, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-390-0935; pawsadoption.org/ CAMDEN – If the early November snow storm is a preview of winter at least there is more than shoveling and power outages to look forward to …
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Future facility of P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center

Special Emergency Services Slated for New P.A.W.S. Facility in Camden

By Joelle Albury on Oct. 06, 2014, at 8:48 a.m.
It may look quiet at the new facility planned for P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, but behind the scenes of the former ambulance building on John Street in Camden, planning is underway to provide a model program for animal care during disasters and emergencies. Board President and “Forever Home” Campaign Chair …
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The auction is one of the largest fundraisers supporting the care of shelter animals, like Charlie, at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center.

Donations Sought for P.A.W.S. Holiday Auction for the Animals

By Joelle Albury on Sept. 29, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: P.A.W.S.’ Future Center, 123 John Street, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-390-0935; pawsadoption.org/news/auction-for-the-animals vaWinter may feel like a distant memory and December may seem far away, but P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center of Rockport is excited to already be preparing for …
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Camden National Bank Assistant Branch Manager Heather Burns presents a donation to Mabel and P.A.W.S. Director of Development/Volunteer Coordinator, Joelle Albury.

Camden National Bank donates to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center

By Joelle Albury on Aug. 19, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
CAMDEN – Friday, August 15 was an exciting day for Mabel, a playful hound mix from P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Rockport. Mabel attended the annual celebration of the Dog Days of Summer held at the Camden National Bank’s Camden Square branch where she had the honor of meeting the …
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Nash family at their lemonade stand.

Kids raise the bar for fundraising for shelter animals

By Joelle Albury on Aug. 13, 2014, at 1:53 p.m.
CAMDEN – On a Saturday afternoon, August 2nd siblings Hannah, Elle and Sam Nash (a.k.a. “the Kids at Waterside”) raised $326 for their local animal shelter, P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Rockport, by selling home-made cookies and crafts at their lemonade stand on Bayview Street. With the help of their …
 
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