The purpose of the Society shall be to provide shelter, prevent cruelty to animals, and advocate for their welfare. Through humane education, the Society strives to enlighten the public with the goal of improving the quality of life for animals and people.


Founded in 1873, the Lowell Humane Society is one of the oldest humane organizations in the state of Massachusetts. The purpose of the Lowell Humane Society is to prevent cruelty to animals, provide care for homeless and distressed animals and educate the public about responsible pet ownership. The shelter is a private not for profit organization and does not receive any city, state or federal funding. Operations are supported through the generous support of individuals, businesses and foundations. Our services include:

  • Pet Adoptions
  • Humane Education
  • Information Services
  • Lost and Found Service

Our Team

Officers & Directors



Christine Chisholm, MS

Vice President
Treasurer Stephen J. Irish
Secretary Virginia Timmins
Directors George J. Basbanes, Esq.
Patricia Hart, DVM
Laura Feeney
Roger Peace, Esq.
Grace P. Jeanes, MBA
Executive Director Jill O’Connell
Communications & Fundraising Manager Crystal Arnott
Animal Care Supervisor Krystina Kimmins
Business Manager Tanya Smart
Volunteer Coordinator Marie Baillargeon
Animal Care Staff Amanda Merrill
Erin Milligan
David Peltier
Matt Macioci
Michela Mastellone-Schottman
Sandra Bolduc