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 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 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 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.

Our services include:

Our Team

Officers & Directors

Laura A. Feeney

Vice President

Stephen J. Irish, CFP®️, CPA


Kerri Sutherland


Christine Chisholm, MS


George J. Basbanes, Esq.


Patricia Hart, DVM


Roger Peace, Esq.


Jordan Elliott



Executive Director

Development Manager

Clinic Manager

Clinic Admin

Deborah Brady, DVM


Administrative Assistant

Volunteer Coordinator

Shelter Manager

Animal Care Supervisor

Sara Poole

Animal Care & Adoption Counselor

Derek Millette

Animal Care & Adoption Counselor

Sam Lynch

Animal Care & Adoption Counselor

Glens Stocki

Animal Care & Adoption Counselor

Dennis King

Animal Care Staff
Kennel Attendant

Nate Beaudin

Animal Care Staff
Kennel Attendant



We are now OPEN for adoptions at the hours below.

Adoption/Visitation Hours

Monday | Closed

Tuesday | 12 pm- 4 pm
(closed last Tuesday of every month)

Wednesday | 12 pm- 4 pm

Thursday | 12 pm – 4 pm

Friday | 12 pm- 4 pm

Saturday | 12 pm- 4 pm

Sunday | 12 pm- 4 pm

Surrender Hours

Tuesday | 12 pm- 4 pm by appointment only

Wednesday | 12 pm- 4 pm by appointment only

Thursday | 12 pm – 4 pm by appointment only

Friday | 12 pm- 4 pm by appointment only

Please note- We request that intake forms and veterinary history (if any) for surrenders be sent to us in advance of your appointment. Appointments for euthanasia are limited and we encourage you to seek your veterinarian’s assistance if possible.

Please call to make an appointment for:

  • Surrendering a pet
  • Nail trimming
  • Microchips
  • Euthanasia Services

You can reach the shelter at 978-452-7781 to schedule an appointment, or email us at  info@lowellhumanesociety.org. Please note, we do not have 24/7 staffing and calls/emails will be returned within 24 hours.

Appointments are scheduled for half-hour intervals. Please arrive on time as late arrivals may forfeit their appointment slot.