MISSION: To ensure the compassionate care, treatment and placement of companion animals in transition and enrich the lives of pets and people in our community.

* All animals admitted to our facility are cared for until they are adopted.

* No animal is euthanized unless a severe physical or behavioral problem exists that cannot be resolved.  Animals are not euthanized for time or space.

OUR HISTORY: Pope Memorial Humane Society was founded in 1989 in response to the needs of homeless animals – their protection, care, and adoption. With support from many animal lovers and a substantial mortgage, our founders purchased the land between Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, Maine, built the shelter, and opened it to the public in November 1991. From these humble beginnings in 1989 to the 10,000-square-foot facility built in 2015, thousands of animals have been lovingly tended, rehabilitated, and adopted. 

THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE: The following communities contract with the Pope Memorial Humane Society: Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville and Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Union, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Morrill, Washington, Knox, Friendship, and Dixmont.


Open Mon – Sat from 11 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays and the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Closed holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

FACEBOOK: Pope Memorial Humane Society


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