Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Welfare Society

Providing humane shelter and care to homeless animals and services and resources to pets and the people who love them.

four stars

93.43

46 Holland Road Kennebunk, ME 04043
tel: (207) 985-3244   Web Site
EIN: 23-7018176

Board Leadership
John Rhoades
President

CEO
Abigail Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.43 four stars
  Financial 90.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Animal Welfare Society, incorporated in 1967, is a private humane society and regional leader in companion animal welfare.

AWS operates a progressive animal shelter and adoption center on a 40 acre campus in West Kennebunk and satellite adoption centers throughout northern New England. AWS' community programs include Canine Training, Youth Programs and Community Veterinary Clinic. In 1967, AWS' first year, about 500 animals were served; today, that number is well over 10,000.

The Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response, and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty to and neglect of all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets.

The Animal Welfare Society, incorporated in 1967, is a private humane society and regional leader in companion animal welfare.

AWS operates a progressive animal shelter and adoption center on a 40 acre campus in West Kennebunk and satellite adoption centers throughout northern New England. AWS' community programs include Canine Training, Youth Programs and Community Veterinary Clinic. In 1967, AWS' first year, about 500 animals were served; today, that number is well over 10,000.

The Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response, and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty to and neglect of all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of animals spayed and neutered
4,338
Number of rescue animals transferred to AWS for adoption
1,753
Number of children reached by Humane Education programs
1,500
Number of program graduates
1,022
Number of medical exams and procedures provided by veterinarians (excluding spay/neuter surgeries)
2,200
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.72

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.50
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Welfare Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Welfare Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,146,266
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $35,097
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,181,363
   Program Service Revenue $1,309,916
Total Primary Revenue $2,491,279
   Other Revenue $395,987
TOTAL REVENUE $2,887,266
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,623,747
   Administrative Expenses $411,987
   Fundraising Expenses $296,141
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,331,875
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-444,609
   
Net Assets $6,242,383

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$139,065 4.17% Abigail Smith Executive Director

Mission

The Animal Welfare Society, incorporated in 1967, is a private humane society and regional leader in companion animal welfare.

AWS operates a progressive animal shelter and adoption center on a 40 acre campus in West Kennebunk and satellite adoption centers throughout northern New England. AWS' community programs include Canine Training, Youth Programs and Community Veterinary Clinic. In 1967, AWS' first year, about 500 animals were served; today, that number is well over 10,000.

The Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response, and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty to and neglect of all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets.

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Animal Welfare Society (ME) 93.43 four stars
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Idaho Humane Society (ID) 93.66 four stars
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Front Range Equine Rescue (FL) 92.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Welfare Society
46 Holland Road
Kennebunk, ME 04043
tel: (207) 985-3244
fax: (207) 985-1446
EIN: 23-7018176

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 43
West Kennebunk, ME 04094

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Board Leadership

John Rhoades
President

CEO

Abigail Smith
Executive Director