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                                          In loving memory of Bessie Gray
                                         February 24, 1950 - April 23, 2014

From a young age, her destiny was to take care of abused and unwanted animals, finding home for these little creatures until she could no longer walk to the kennels.                 

For 60 years, the Tapley-Gray Family Farm, located on the ridge overlooking Southwest Harbor, Maine, has provided shelter to stray, abandoned and injured cats and dogs, free of charge. The shelter is run by the Gray Family who have dedicated their lives to caring for homeless animals.  

At the farm, each animal is provided a nurturing environment. During their stay they enjoy nutritious food, they get exercise and are provided with a comforting place to live and sleep.  Those who were injured when they arrived at the shelter, are returned to health.  Each animal has dedicated living space as well as the socialization they need as they await adoption into a caring and responsible forever home. 

Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3), state-licensed animal shelter that has been serving the Mount Desert Island community for more than half a century.

Ken Gray - Shelter Director
Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare, Inc.
15 Wood Street
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679

(207) 244-3749
e-mail: kenbessgray@myfairpoint.net

Bess and Ken Gray with "Pella"

Visiting Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
...or by appointment