Theses organizations are private, tax exempt organizations. Any adoption fees or donations are tax deductible. If you need to get rid of a pet, do not just let it go. Bring it to a shelter or rescue group and let it find a new family. Many of them offer low cost spay/neuter programs. If you cannot adopt, give a look at the sites and see if you can make a donation here are many ways to help. If you can donate just an hour or two a week, become a volunteer. Become a foster family for an animal while they are waiting for a permanent home. Shop in their on line stores. They have very nice gifts for that animal lover in your life. Participate in their fund raisers. Many of the shelters have interesting things going on like dinners, tag sales, raffles etc. Everything goes to the animals. Theses are arranged by county. If you do not see a shelter or group in your county, call the one nearest you. If they cannot help, they will be glad to refer you to one who can.
Androscoggin County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (cats and dogs)
They have a low cost spay/neuter program. They are in the middle of building a brand-new shelter.
Aroostook County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Central Aroostook Humane Society( cats and dogs)
Cumberland County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Animal Refuge League ( dogs, cats, birds and small animals)
They have a low-cost spay and neuter program.
Hancock County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
SPCA of Hancock County ( all animals)
Kennebec County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Kennebec Valley Humane Society-Connor Animal Shelter (cats, dogs and small animals)
Serves the towns of Augusta, Chelsea, China, Farmingdale, Fayette, Gardiner, Hallowell, Liberty, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mt. Vernon, Palermo, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Richmond, Vassalboro, Wayne, West Gardiner, Windsor and Winthrop
Maine Greyhound Placement Service
Greyhounds used to be “put to sleep” Now, thanks to groups like this they are given a second chance at life.
Knox County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Humane Society of Knox County( cats and dogs)
They have a couple of great events coming up.
Oxford County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Harvest Hills Animal Shelter( cats and dogs)
Always looking for volunteers
Penobscot County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
The Bangor Humane Society ( cats, dogs and small animals)
They offer low-cost spay/neuter and are looking for volunteers and foster homes. Check out the events page and see if there is one you can attend.
Sagadahoc County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Second Chance Boxer Rescue ( Boxers only)
An easy way to help them is to download the flyer on the first page and put it up on bulletin boards in your town. You could help get some dogs new homes
Washington County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
The Ark for Pets (cats and dogs)
They have a low cost spay/neuter program.
York County, Maine Animal Rescues/ Shelters
Another Chance Animal Rescue ( dogs, cats and small animals)
In Oct they are hosting a low-cost rabies and micro chip event. They are also looking for items to be donated to their thrift shop.
The Animal Welfare Society( cats, dogs and small animals)
They have many up coming events Check out their different low-cost spay. neuter programs,
Kitty Cat Lane Rescue (cats only)
They are a relatively new group, only 4 years old.