About Us

Who We Are…

A community-funded, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Pope Memorial Humane Society (PMHS) is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals in Strafford County, NH and Southern Maine. We are a safe, temporary home for more than 1,000 surrendered, lost, abused, neglected, or unwanted animals each year.

We Fulfill Our Mission By…

  • Placing animals into caring, forever homes
  • Promoting the practice of spaying and neutering
  • Assisting with cruelty investigations and rescue
  • Raising awareness within the community about animal welfare
  • Encouraging volunteer involvement and support
  • Being an active voice and advocate for the safety, health, and wellbeing of animals
  • Serving as a comprehensive resource center for the community

Virtual Shelter Tour

Join us for a behind the scenes look at our shelter building!  Visit all of the animal care areas, our medical suite, meet some of the staff, and learn about what is in store for “phase 2” for our shelter building.

Thank you to cinematographer Ben Bagley for his work on this 3-part video.

Our History

The Pope Memorial Humane Society (PMHS), located in the Strafford County Complex in Dover, New Hampshire, was established in 1984 as Cocheco Valley Humane Society to serve the domestic animal welfare needs of the more than 125,000 residents of Strafford County, NH. We also provide service to New Hampshire and southern Maine residents who, while living outside our general service area, need and seek our assistance. We provide shelter to more than 1,000 animals per year with additional services to thousands more.

Previously housed in a 100-year-old piggery that was once part of the county work farm, PMHS does not receive funding from the State of New Hampshire or the federal government. PMHSCV relies solely on community support.

Board of Directors

Cindy Edwards | President

Jodi Wagner | Vice President

Rachel Copeland | Secretary

Karen Zaramba | Treasurer

Paul Becker

Carrie Conway

Virginia Frost

Sandra Jalbert

Katie Keirnan Marble

Amanda Martineau


Administrative Staff

Deb Anthony | Executive Director
[email protected], ext. 115

Niki D’Alessandro | Adoption Supervisor
[email protected], ext. 109

Amy Drapeau | Shelter Manager
[email protected], ext. 102

Caryn Fugatt | Assistant Shelter Manager | Foster Care Coordinator
[email protected], ext. 110

Jess Miller | Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected], ext. 113

Krista Morrissette | Humane Education Director
[email protected], ext. 111

Janet Quintero | Database and Administrative Associate
[email protected], ext. 112

Molly Shanahan | Development & Marketing Manager
[email protected], ext. 105

Tracie Winslow | Medical Manager | Transport Coordinator
[email protected], ext. 104

Shelter Staff

Ava Albies | Animal Care Technician
Sabrina Burnham | Adoption Counselor
Ellie Crigler | Animal Care Technician
Hailey Drapeau | Animal Care Technician
Chloe Knierim | Animal Care Technician
Jess Miller | Animal Care Technician
Lisa Phoenix | Animal Care Technician
Courtney Rocheleau | Animal Care Technician
Christa Salvesen | Animal Care Technician
Indiana Wormstead | Animal Care Technician

Jessica Hobbs | Certified Veterinary Technician
Jennifer Gibbs | Veterinary Assistant
Molly Proulx | Veterinary Assistant



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