(207) 594-0748
34 Buttermilk Drive, Thomaston, Maine 04861
34 Buttermilk Drive, Thomaston, Maine 04861
(207) 594-0748

Pope Memorial Human Society

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, severe physical or behavioral problem exists that cannot be resolved. Animals are not euthanized for time or space.
OUR HISTORY: The Pope Memorial Humane Society was founded in 1989 in response to the needs of homeless animals – their protection, care, and adoption. With generous 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 our brand new 10,000 square foot facility built in 2015, thousands of animals have been lovingly tended, rehabilitated and adopted. This milestone is the result of the hard work of our volunteers, staff and community as a whole. We have served thousands of animals since our founding, and we plan to continue to serve the community for years to come furthering our mission to save lives and create families.
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, and Friendship.
Over the years, PMHS has had a small trailer at the facility and has received the following donations from the generosity of our Owls Head, South Thomaston and Thomaston residents:
2022 -
2021 - $14,537.85