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CVHS is now
Pope Memorial
Humane Society!

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Join our Board!

We aren’t currently recruiting new board members but will begin accepting applications again in November. If you love animals and are looking for a way to give back, consider joining our board this fall.

Memorial Brick Available

Do you have a special person or pet that you want to honor or memorialize? Remember them with a Memorial Brick placed in the Brick Garden and Walkway of Pope Memorial Humane Society’s new building. Download our Garden and Walkway Brick Campaign brochure to learn more and thank you for your support!

Featured Pet


Lola is a 4 year old Bulldog and is true to her breed – She is determined to get her way, eager to please (when food is involved), and protective of her people and property. She requires an owner with previous bulldog owning experience. Lola needs an owner who displays a natural authority toward her, works on socialization, and offers consistency with her every day routine. True to the breed, Lola can be protective over her home and human’s. Her new home should be willing to work on this with her. She needs to be slowly and properly introduced to new people. Lola would be best suited for a quiet home, with minimal foot traffic, and no other animals. She is not a candidate for apartment/condo complex living. Learn more about Lola.

Lyman Pope and Max

Lyman Pope, Jr.

Longtime philanthropist Lyman Pope, Jr. donated $1 million to build the new shelter. With his gift, we were able to move forward and build the new shelter, and in his honor, the organization will now be known as Pope Memorial Humane Society – Cocheco Valley (PMHS-CV). On behalf of the animals, staff, and volunteers at PMHS-CV thank you, Mr. Pope, for your generous gift to our new shelter! Click here to read the full press release. 

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