It's Chester's Time
A Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving the Greater Lowell Area
Serving Since 1873 * Celebrating 135 Years of Service!
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Lowell Humane Society
Merrimack Valley Animal Shelter
951 Broadway St.  Lowell, MA    Telephone: 978-452-7781      Fax: 978-454-9664
email us at:
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The Lowell Humane
Society exclusively
feeds shelter dogs and
cats Hills Science Diet
feeds and recommends
Hills Science Diet foods
to all adopters.  We
believe providing proper
nutrition during all life
stages is key to a long
and healthy life for our

Adoption Center
Thank you for considering adoption. The Lowell Humane Society takes in approximately 3,000
animals annually. The goal of our adoption program is to match the homeless animals in our care
with the appropriate forever home.  Likewise, we are here to help you find the right pet for your
needs.  To assist us in the matchmaking process, we have developed guidelines and a simple
adoption process for prospective adopters. Please understand that this process is not intended
to frustrate anyone but to prepare adopters for the life long commitment to their pet.
Please click
here for more information about the adoption process.
Tobby's Fund Established

The Lowell Humane Society is proud to announce a new fund to help care for the medical needs of
some of the animals surrendered to the shelter. In July of 2008, Tobby's Fund was created to help
provide much needed medical care to some of the animals brought to the shelter in need of
immediate veterinary or medical care.
For more information on Tobby's Fund, the animals that it
has helped and how you can help animals like Tobby, please click here.
There are a variety of ways you can volunteer your time to help the animals at The Lowell
Humane Society. We utilizes the help of volunteers seven (7) days a week.
  • Shelter Volunteers help with the daily chores of the shelter including walking dogs,
    socializing cats, feeding, cleaning and a variety of other tasks.
  • Office Volunteers help with paperwork, filing and marketing. They also help to make fun
    fliers to help some of our long term residents find homes or help to keep all animals
    displayed and updated on Petfinder.
  • Special Events Volunteers help to organize and coordinate off-site and special events
    like photo days, dog washes and our walk "Steps for Pets".
  • Foster Volunteers provide a safe place for kittens to grow and adults to heal.  Some
    animals may need a temporary foster home for a few months, while others may only need a
    few weeks.
  • Kids 4 Paws Volunteers meet the 3rd Sunday of each month. A professional from the
    animal care field joins them to teach ways that they can help. Each program runs
    approximately 1.5 hours and is FREE. Scout groups are welcome.
  • Teens helping Pets meet twice a month. They are animal ambassadors who are making a
    difference. Along with the Community Outreach Coordinator, they organize their own
    fundraisers and brainstorm creative ideas on how to help

If you are interested in finding out more about our new and expanding volunteer program visit the
shelter anytime during our open hours and pick up a volunteer application. You can also contact
the volunteer coordinator at or call the shelter at
978-452-7781 with questions about fostering or our Kid s 4 Paws and Teen programs.
All donations are
Make a secure online gift
Donate an item from our wish list. The items most needed by the shelter right now are:
Click here for a Complete Copy of our Wish List

Help Adult Cats Find New Homes by Supporting the Dorothy Fund

The Dorothy Fund is a program at the Lowell Humane Society that offers incentives to help adult
cats find new, loving homes. You can show your support by donating towards the fund or, if you
are looking to adopt, taking a closer look at the wonderful qualities an adult cat can offer.

For families, the Dorothy Fund will pay $80 towards the adoption of two cats over the age of three.
It will also pay half of the adoption fee of any cat over the age of three for any senior citizen.
All donations are
Make a secure online gift
All donations are
Make a secure online gift
All donations are
Make a secure online gift

Support spay/neuter programs
and help end pet overpopulation
with the Animal Friendly License Plate!
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The Lowell Humane
Society has been chosen
by Especially for Pets in
Acton to partner in their new
program called
for Pets in the Community:
The Adoption Initiative.

Especially for Pets has
teamed up with local
non-profits and rescue
organizations to promote
pets available for adoption
as well as to raise
awareness about th
e work
they do.

For more information, visit
their web-site at

Doomis has a heart
condition that has
made it difficult for
him to find a new
home. Won't you help
him to start the new year off right and       
find a family of his who can care for his    
special needs?

No longer wanted, Chester's mom came to the shelter in July. Within
days, she gave birth to 6 babies. They were raised with cats, dogs
and kids in a foster home. Today, all of Chester's siblings have now
found homes but Chester is still waiting for his family. Chester is an
energetic boy looking for someone with rabbit experience. He has
spent the last 6 months without a home and will need some time to
adjust to a new environment. Take a chance on Chester and you
will be glad you did!
Spay-getti Dinner
Saturday February 13th 4pm -6pm
Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St. Lowell

Tickets are just $5 for all you can eat Spaghetti and can be purchased at the Lowell Humane
Society during the shelter's open hours or at the door. The event will also include entertainment and
raffles. The dinner is organized by the Lowell Humane Society's " Teens Helping Pets" to help
promote and raise money for spaying and neutering. 100% of the cats and dogs adopted by the
Lowell Humane Society are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. The  cost for a dog spay surgery
can be as high $600 and a cat spay can cost an owner over $400!

Haute Dog Fashion Show
Sponsored by Joy Pet Products at Western Ave Studio, 122 Western Ave, Lowell
Saturday February 27th. VIP Cocktail hour begin at 4pm followed by the show at 5pm
Tickets for the Cocktail Hour including fashion show are $20. Fashion show admittance only
is just $5.00.
Click here for tickets and click on register for events. For more information on
the cocktail hour, show or to enter your dog as a model,
click here for more information.
Before you know it, your dog could be on his way to local celebrity as Merrimack Valley's Next Top
Dog Model.
How You Can Help