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Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society is committed to using its resources to provide the best possible care for stray, abandoned, and abused animals. Our adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs are designed to reduce pet overpopulation and promote animal welfare.

Target demographics: our community's pets and pet owners

Direct beneficiaries per year: by welcoming 1,724 dogs and 2,297 cats into our Shelter.

Geographic areas served: Androscoggin County, Maine

Programs: Pet Adoption Services, Reuniting lost pets with their Owners, Spay/Neuter Assistance, Humane Education, Pet Food Assistance, and Temporary Shelter Partnerships with Safe Voices and our local hospitals. These are only a few of the many programs we offer our community in which we serve.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Deena E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This shelter is wonderful, their staff are all so great and the animals are always clean and well cared for. They do so many wonderful things and have such great events.

Client Served

Rating: 5

You people are wonderful . Pleasant and supportive staff. Thank you for my Madison.

Wendy84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful nonprofit organization that devote their time in helping the homeless animals In our local community, other communities and even shelters in other states. They have greatly helped me with having a feral cat colony spayed/nurtured . They truly are wonderful people who care for all animals .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The organization goes out of its way to save dogs and cats from out of state shelters that do not have a no kill policy!

Kristi Q.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization really is amazing! :) We apopted a puppy from there a couple years ago & couldn't be happier we did!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a cat and dog from GAHC . They were very friendly to deal with both times. thank you for Luke and Timothy

Ami M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted a cat (Jackson) From GAHUMANE, they were so great and they take great care of all the animals they have.

Carolyn70

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I volunteer with a shelter in Alabama and these wonderful people have taken so many of our dogs and found them great homes. They are the best !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I see and hear nothing but joyful and appreciative comments about GAHS. The love and care shown for our fur kids is inspiring and greatly appreciated by both the humans who take advantage of the shelter services and their "new family members" who find their forever homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Can't say enough about GAHS! They are committed to ensuring all furry babies are placed into furrever homes, even bringing in babies from out-of-state and giving them opportunities they would never have. They have a great team of volunteers who keep the shelter clean. The staff are very caring and loving towards all the animals. As a foster mom, I see first hand that their community programs are working.
GAHS is simply the best!

Andrea89

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful animal shelter that goes above and beyond what they have to for every animal that comes through their doors.

Teri19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Each day I see the difference this organization makes in so many lives ,pets and owners. The extraordinary effort, kindness and dedication warms my heart. I believe every shelter should aspire to being as wonderful as the people who work here along with the amazing volunteers and donators. They truly Love their animals!

Karen242

Client Served

Rating: 5

GAHS is an amazing organization .They go above and beyond for the animals wether for local animals or on the road to get some in another state , cant say enough good about them !!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering at GAHS. The animals are well-cared for as they await adoption. The facility, though sometimes overcrowded, is very clean and all steps are taken by staff and volunteers to prevent any type of outbreak.

Carie A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about GAHS! They love all the animals they bring to the shelter and only want whats best for the animals. I have adopted two cats from GAHS and both have been wonderful additions to my household. I knew that if there was a problem, I would be able to contact them and they would lead me in the right direction. I know that I will adopt my next addition from them!

Lisa338

Volunteer

Rating: 4

A wonderful organization with awesome employees & volunteers. They do an awesome job placing animals into forever homes & help others with microchips, vaccines& other services. The animals are loved & cared for in a pleasant, loving & clean environment. ♡

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have visited many times. My son really wants a dog so we have been checking them out a lot. As soon as we know the time is right we will be coming in to find our perfect family addition! Great work....keep it up!

Kate69

Client Served

Rating: 5

This shelter is all about love and giving all fur-babies he best furever home!! Ill always be a loyal customer to them!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The efforts and creativity of the people at GAHS is simply amazing! The people who think up the clever campaign themes to get the animals adopted could be making big bucks at a marketing or advertising firm.
Once you have contact with the staff and volunteers at GAHS, they make you feel like you are a favorite part of the family. And that affection is multiplied many times over for the animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Has great community programs and events! We love going to visit the animals, you can tell they are very well cared for.