Articles by Amie Hutchison

 
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Camden Windjammer Festival set for Sept. 2-4

By Amie Hutchison on Aug. 20, 2016, at 2:43 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Camden Harbor, Downtown Camden, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-3353; www:camdenwindjammerfestival.org CAMDEN — The 2016 Camden Windjammer Festival will run noon-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. …
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P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center holds PAWS on Parade events in Belfast and Rockport

By Amie Hutchison on May 05, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.Saturday, May 21, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Belfast City Park and Erickson Fields, Belfast City Park, Northport Ave, Belfast; Erickson Fields, Rt. 90, Rockport, Belfast and Rockporat, Maine For more information: 207-236-8207; PAWSdoption.org BELFAST and ROCKPORT — P.A.W.S. Animal …
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Paws Auction Volunteers ready for the bidding to begin

Paws annual Auction for Animals deemed a success, raises $43,000

By Amie Hutchison on Dec. 14, 2015, at 8:33 a.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — On Dec. 3, Paws Animal Adoption Center welcomed 150 guests to its annual fundraiser, Auction for Animals, where bidders enjoyed a festive presentation of food and items at the Samoset Resort. With the event’s new venue, more than 200 donated items and the advent of online bidding, …
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P.A.W.S auction for animals online now with live event set for Dec. 3 in Rockport

By Amie Hutchison on Nov. 22, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Paws Auction for Animals, Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-230-8285; biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=246161585 ROCKPORT, Maine — The  P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center silent and live auction fundraiser will take place 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Samoset Resort. Participate in …
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Demo in former ambulance bay

Forever Home capital renovation project kicks off at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center

By Amie Hutchison on June 19, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — In less than a week the Forever Home capital renovation project moved quickly from day one of demolition to first day of framing at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center’s new site in Camden. The huge garage bay doors that identified the former ambulance facility on John Street are gone …
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Low Cost Rabies and Nail Clipping Clinic in Camden

By Amie Hutchison on April 27, 2015, at 12:36 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: P.A.W.S.’ Future Center, 123 John Street, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-8702; pawsadoption.org Saturday, May 9 P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center and the Camden Hospital for Animals are hosting a low cost rabies and nail clipping clinic from 9 am to …
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Architect Rendering New P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Site

P.A.W.S. Announces General Contractor for Major Renovation Project

By Amie Hutchison on April 27, 2015, at 9:56 a.m.
Rockport –P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center’s Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to select Albertson Builders & Services as general contractor for its new facility at 123 John Street, Camden. The renovation project is expected to take about four months once demolition gets underway in June. The project is the centerpiece …
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Kittens currently in foster care of a P.A.W.S. volunteer.

P.A.W.S. thanks community for donations to kittens

By Amie Hutchison on April 22, 2015, at 4:08 p.m.
ROCKPORT: Saturday, April 18th P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center held its first “Kitten Shower”. The event aimed to promote fostering and adoptions of kittens, raise awareness of the plight of cats in animal care facilities heightened during “kitten season”, and to encourage the spay/neutering of all pets. The community support following …
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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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 Amie Hutchison 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 …