LEWISTON — The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society will open its doors for an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Santa will also be at the shelter for “Pet photos with Santa.”

The Humane Society is encouraging area residents to take a closer look at the role their animal shelter plays in enhancing the quality of life in the community. A great way to start is to stop by GAHS, visit the animals and find out how to get personally involved with the shelter.

There are many ways to help: Attend the open house event, offer a donation of needed supplies, spread the word about responsible pet ownership, volunteer time at the shelter or at one of its special events, report animal cruelty and neglect in the community or choose your next pet from among the animals being cared for at the Humane Society.

GAHS provides a safe haven for over 4,000 sick, homeless and abused animals in the greater Androscoggin area per year. The primary support for the shelter comes from fundraising events and donations of concerned citizens.

GAHS is at 55 Strawberry Ave. For more information, call the shelter at 783-2311 or visit www.SavingPetsInMaine.org or www.facebook/GAHumane.

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