MISSION STATEMENT: Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County is devoted to caring for and placing unwanted and abandoned animals in loving homes; promoting responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals; demonstrating and enhancing the benefits of the human-animal bond and ending pet overpopulation through aggressive spay/neuter and Trap Neuter Return programs.
OUR HISTORY: The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County was founded in 1989 in response to the needs of homeless animals – their protection, care and adoption. Money was raised to purchase the land between Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, Maine. With generous support of many animal lovers, and a substantial mortgage, the shelter was built and opened in November 1991. Since that day thousands of animals have been lovingly tended, rehabilitated and adopted. Volunteers and members of PMHSKC are from every community – students, retirees, artists and businesses.
The following towns contract with the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County: Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville & Tenants Harbor; So. Thomaston Spruce Head, Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, and Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.
* All animals admitted to our facility are cared for until they are adopted.
No animal is euthanized unless severe physical or
behavioral problem exists that cannot be resolved.
Animals are not euthanized for time or space.
* Open Monday through Saturday for your convenience from 11am-5pm.
Closed on Sundays
Closed New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day,
Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve and Christmas
Tracy Sala, Executive Director
Theresa Gargan, Manager
Joan Vargas, Volunteer Coordinator
Our Board of Directors
We are fortunate to have a passionate Board of Directors that is dedicated
to the Humane Society’s mission. Their hard work and guidance enables us to make wonderful changes in the community.
Richard Procopio— President
Kim Grinnell—Vice President
Carol Achterhof —Secretary
Heidi Vanorse Neal
Carissa A. Bielamowicz, DVM