History

Founded in 1873 with the mission of preventing cruelty, the Lowell Humane Society is one of the oldest humane organizations in the state of Massachusetts.

In 1939 the Society purchased a parcel of land at the corner of Broadway and Pawtucket Streets and constructed a small animal shelter. Thanks to generous community support, a new larger shelter was added onto the original building in 1979 and continues to operate today.

The Society is a private not for profit organization and does not receive any local, state or federal funding. Operations are supported through the generous support of individuals, businesses and foundations.