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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 is a Fear Free Shelter

Fear Free was founded in 2016 with a mission to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and street 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 as 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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PAWS Staff

Shelly Butler, Executive Director

Meghan Austin, Shelter Director

Kathy Moretti, Director of Clinic Operations 

Stephanie Smit, Director of Community Services 

Jan Abendroth, Event Coordinator

Paula Horton, Volunteer Coordinator

Shelley Johnson, Bookkeeper

Animal Care Attendants

Michael Compton

Sarah Powell

Brandon Poland

Hope Cullen

Kaitlyn Turnbull

Tegan Simmons

Allison Martel

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

January Peavey, Board President

Contact January

Michelle David, Vice President

Contact Michelle

Jean White, Treasurer

Contact Jean

Lisa Brown, Secretary

Contact Lisa

Karen Foxwell

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Cheryl Ayer

Contact Cheryl


Tom Griffith

Contact Tom

Rieko "Ree" McCarthy

Contact Ree

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