Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County

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Who We Are

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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 HSKC are from every community - students, retirees, artists and businesses.

Adopting a Friend

Our adoption fees include sterilization, testing and and vaccinations.

Cats: $50

Kittens: $90

Dogs: $150

Puppies: $250

Volunteering and Donations

Donations to the Humane Society are tax-deductible

Please send contributions to:

Humane Society of Knox County
PO Box 1294
Rockland, ME 04841

We are always looking for volunteers to help us care for our animals. Right now we especially need help in the kennels on Thursday mornings. In the cat room, we need help on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

In addition to helping clean and feed, you can also:

To volunteer, stop by the shelter and fill out an application!

Come Visit Us!

The Pope Memorial Humane Society is located on Buttermilk Lane off Route 1 in Thomaston. Directions from the south(Bath, Wiscasset, Portland etc.):

Take Route 1 through Thomaston past the cement plant and Buttermilk Lane. Just before Rockland Ford on your right is Dexter Street Ext. Turn Right on Dexter Street Ext. The Humane Society is at the very end of the road after it turns into a dirt road

Directions from the North (Camden, Belfast, etc.):

Take Route 1 through Rockland and across the Thomaston Line. Just after Rockland Ford on your left is Dexter Street Ext. Turn left on Dexter Street Ext. The Humane Society is at the very end of the road after it turns into a dirt road

Directions from the West (I95, Augusta):

Take Route 17 in Augusta to Route 1 in Rockland. Follow directions from the North above.


Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County
17 Buttermilk Lane.
PO Box 1294
Rockland ME 04841
Phone: 207-594-2200
Email: director@humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org




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