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.

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.  PMHS relies solely on community support.

Board of Directors

Cindy Edwards | President
Carrie Conway | Vice President

Jodi Wagner | Secretary
Karen Zaramba | Treasurer
Rachel Copeland
Virginia Frost
Katie Keirnan Marble
Sarah Northrop
Sarah Proctor, DVM

Administrative Staff

Obie Barker | Executive Director
[email protected], ext. 115

Niki D’Alessandro | Adoption Supervisor
[email protected], ext. 108

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

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

Mary Goyette | Humane Education Coordinator
[email protected], ext. 111

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

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

Deborah Shelton | Development Director
[email protected], ext. 106

Molly Shanahan | Development Assistant
[email protected], ext. 105

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

Shelter Staff

Hailey Drapeau | Animal Care Supervisor
Danielle Breton | Animal Care Technician
Sabrina Burnham | Animal Care Technician
Sophia Keravich | Animal Care Technician
Alexis Longey | Animal Care Technician
Jessica Miller | Animal Care Technician
Krista Swedits | Animal Care Technician
Christine Verrill | Animal Care Technician
Indiana Wormstead | Animal Care Technician

Mathew Miller CPDT-KA| Dog Trainer

Jillian Broadhurst | Veterinary Assistant
Jessica Phillips | Certified Veterinary Technician

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