About Us

 P.A.L.S., which stands for Protectors of Animal Life Society, 
Winthrop, Maine
P.A.L.S. is a no-kill cat shelter that began in 1980 as a non-profit, charitable organization. No public funds support this organization.  P.A.L.S. is supported by memberships, fund-raising, memorial gifts, donations, and bequests. Your support is greatly needed. The shelter's living space consists of several rooms where the cats roam freely and have access to enclosed outdoor pens.  Occupancy can range from 70-100 cats at any given time. We are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and adoption hours are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (closed holidays and snow days). An appointment is required before dropping off any cat or kitten.
   Upcoming Events:

Petco - Bake Sale

December 10th

December 24th

(10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)


PALS No Kil Cat Shelter, Winthrop, Maine


PALS cat shelter in Winthrop is excited to announce the start of a campaign to raise funds to construct a Walk of Honor at their facility on Case Rd.  The walkway will be located adjacent to the exterior “Catios”, screened-in 4 season rooms used by the resident cats to get fresh air.

The Walk of Honor will be constructed of paving bricks all of which will be sold and engraved in accordance with the wishes of the purchaser.  Each paver will be either 4”x8” or 8”x8”, with the price for the smaller paver being $75.00 and the larger selling for $150.00. 

The engraving on the paver can be to honor a family member, a pet or any other person, business, etc., or simply to show support for PALS.

The engraving has a maximum of 15 characters per line and has 3 lines available on the 4”x8” and 6 lines on the 8”x8” pavers.

In addition to honoring people, pets and businesses the Walk of Honor will serve a very practical purpose.  The area the Walk of Honor will be constructed in is currently grass.  Since this grass area is confined between a chain link fence, the Catios and the PALS building it is difficult to maintain and it currently provides habitat for ticks.  The ticks can access the Catios through the fencing and ultimately the resident cats, so this existing grass area must be routinely sprayed for ticks.  With the Walk of Honor constructed these maintenance problems will be eliminated.

We also plan to install 1 to 3 benches within the Walk of Honor.  Details are not resolved at the present time but sponsorship of the benches will be made available to our supporters.

Thank you very much for your support of the PALS Walk of Honor

 Now you can donate through PayPal!


You can now contribute to PALS while you shop!  When shopping at Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and pick Protectors of Animal Life Society (Winthrop) as your charity to donate to.  Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to PALS.

Amazon.com Universal Wishlist for Pals No-kill Cat Shelter.