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Green Eyed Cat

Our Mission

To provide care for homeless dogs and cats until they can be placed in permanent, responsible homes while promoting humane values in our community through outreach and educational programs.



A humane world for every animal.


Core Values






We have contracts with the towns of:

Appleton, Belmont, CamdenRockportLincolnvilleBelfastHopeNorthportSearsmontLiberty

Islesboro and Swanville.

We invite you to visit or, better yet, volunteer!

You just may find that walking a dog, petting cats or cleaning a room

will give you a sense of satisfaction and peace.


The animals would love to see you and so would we.

PAWS Staff

Shelly Butler, Executive Director

Meghan Austin, Shelter Director

Kathy Moretti, Director of Clinic Operations, LVT 

Stephanie Smit, Director of Community Services 

Jan Abendroth, Event Coordinator

Kathy Sigle,

Admin. & Development Services Coordinator

Paula Horton, Volunteer Coordinator

Shelley Johnson, Bookkeeper

Medical Team

Jodie James, Veterinarian

Grace Simonson, Veterinarian

Kate Pierce, Veterinarian

Jessica Wadowski, Veterinary Technician

Karen Fulbeck, Veterinary technician

Sarah Englander, Medical Assistant

Board of Trustees

Michelle Davis, President

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Jill Parker, Vice President

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Rieko "Ree" McCarthy, Treasurer

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Karen Foxwell, Secretary

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Cheryl Ayer

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Tom Griffith

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Debra Hall

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Andrew Weeks

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Jean White

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PAWS is a Fear Free Shelter

Fear Free was founded in 2016 with a mission to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. By empowering our staff and volunteers to apply the broad concepts, strategies and techniques, we can reduce fear and frustration in the animals while they are in our care.

Learning how to better recognize the signs of fear, anxiety, stress and frustration and how to apply simple, practical means to prevent and decrease these stressors are crucial to creating a positive experience for the animals.

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Shelter Partners

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