Check out our annual events too!

April 14th- Pause for Pets Craft Fair

April 28th- Dash for Dogs 5K Run and Strutt Your Mutt Walk

May 19th- Cats, Canines and Cornhole Tournament with WIGY 105.5FM

June 1st – Kitten Shower

June 20th- 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

September 12th- Golden Paw Awards

October 3rd- 4th Annual For the Love of Pets Radiothon with WIGY 105.5FM

Recent News

Future Hero Award Nominations

Do you know a child or teen who loves animals and can't do enough to help them? We want to…

February is all about LOVE!

Show Your Love by Fostering! One of the best ways to show your love is to open your home to…

Helping Cats in Need

As many of you have seen in news coverage yesterday afternoon, the GAHS was called upon to assist in two…

Giving Tuesday is All About Enrichment!

GAHS feline alum Primrose gave us a call a few weeks ago.  She heard that across the country, kennels are…

Cold Paws Warm Hearts Raffle

Does an extra $500 worth of heating fuel sound like music to your ears? Our Cold Paws, Warm Heart raffle…

Share the love and welcome a Holiday Foster into your home for Thanksgiving!

This is a great chance to offer a break from the shelter for one of our pets over the Thanksgiving…

Summer Sips for Pets!

Join our friends at Gipper's in Auburn as they partner with Tito's Vodka for Summer Sips for Pets! Special Tito's…

Pet Food Drive with WGME 13

Every year, over 4,000 animals in need are assisted by GAHS. Many of those animals are in need of healthy…

GAHS Cats at the MEow Cat Lounge!

We're thrilled to be able to provide the inaugural cats to hang out at the brand new MEow Cat Lounge…

$7 Summer Sundays

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs galore....rats, mice, birds, hamsters and more! We love these small, furry and feathered animals and know…

Dog Park Update

In order to provide training opportunities, possible public classes, and enrichment for shelter dogs, please note that beginning April 19th,…

Helping Harlow

All of us at GAHS are thankful for the Lewiston Police Department for taking the cruelty inflicted on Harlow the…

The Beagles Have Landed!

We are overjoyed to be able to help out in a historic dog rescue- these eight beagles are part of…

Medical Needs Come in Threes?

We often find that we'll have "clusters" of the same medical conditions come to us back to back. This past…

GAHS Receives Help from PetSmart Charities

GREATER ANDROSCOGGIN HUMANE SOCIETY TO HELP ADDRESS VETERINARY CARE SHORTAGES WITH $110,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® JULY 26, 2022— LEWISTON,…

Pet Food Drive with WGME 13

Every year, over 4,000 animals in need are assisted by GAHS. Many of those animals are in need of healthy…

Petco Love Shows GAHS Some Love!

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society is overjoyed to receive a $15,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support…

Help Bruiser Get Needed Surgery

Handsome Bruiser has a problem- His kidneys are producing crystals and making it so that he cannot pass urine- and…

Laundry Dreams are Now a Reality

Thanks to supporters like you!! With an old and struggling washer and dryer, each day was a nail-biter- will it…

GAHS Logo Wear!

One challenge during this time of social distancing is the limited visitors to our facility! Our small merchandise shop has…

Updates regarding COVID-19 (7/19/21)

All adoption visits will now be in-person and first come, first served. Please see our How To Adopt page for…

Raise a Glass to Help Animals!

Tito's Handmade Vodka is once again teaming with a local watering hole to benefit the GAHS! In conjunction with our…

A Season of Caring at GAHS!

While this year has been challenging, we're still focusing on the positive and celebrating a #SeasonofCaring here at GAHS! In…

Will You Join Primrose To Help More Animals?

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone– but one silver lining is the immense compassion and generosity shown by…

Shopping to Save Lives

As we continue to prioritize safety for all of you, as well as animals in need, we have made the…

2020 Cold Paws-Warm Hearts Raffle

Winter weather is fast approaching! Could you use some extra help with heating fuel this cold season? Who couldn't? Buy…

DIY Treasure Mats for dogs and cats!

Believe it or not, some dogs may be tired of going for walks these days! A great activity to keep…

GAHS Statement Regarding COVID-19

Staff and Board Members of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society are closely monitoring the situation posed by the new coronavirus…

GAHS partners with Finding Rover!

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society is proud to announce that we are the first shelter in Maine to partner with…

GAHS is growing and changing!

Since 2018, our organization has undergone a lot of change, including new leadership, new behavioral expertise, expanding programs and new…

Donate to Alley Cats L/A to help the free roaming cats in our area

As our shelter continues to grow and provide more services for our community, your help and support is greatly appreciated!…

Upcoming Events

April 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Early Closure Notice - April 26

The GAHS will be closing at 3pm as we prepare to host our Annual Volunteer & Foster Appreciation Celebration.
April 28 @ 8:00 am

Dash For Dogs 5k Walk & Run

The Dash for Dogs 5K is a popular, yearly event held right at the GAHS on Strawberry Ave in Lewiston!…
May 9 @ 6:00 pm

Paint Night at Lost Valley

Gather with friends for a fun night out while supporting the life-changing work the GAHS does every day! Our next…
May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Pet Wellness Clinic

Times are tough these days. We understand many of our community members are experiencing financial hardship and need some help…
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cats, Canines & Cornhole Tournament @ Sliders Sports Pub

WIGY and the GAHS have partnered to bring you the "Cats & Canines Cornhole Tournament" hosted by our awesome friends at Sliders…

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