The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Crystal Arnott as Interim Executive Director, effective January 3, 2022. As a long-time past employee and volunteer of the shelter, Arnott brings trusted experience, enthusiasm, and leadership to the Society. Arnott is looking forward to assisting the Society in furthering its mission while a nationwide search for a permanent Executive Director is underway.

Christine Chisholm, Board President announces the departure of Executive Director, Jill O’Connell, as of Wednesday, December 29, 2021. O’Connell is stepping away from the position of Executive Director after 13 years of deeply committed service to the Lowell Humane Society to pursue interests outside of the animal welfare field. Since 2008, Jill has been the driving force behind LHS’s substantial growth and critical success as an organization committed to the care and protection of animals in the Greater Lowell region. During her tenure, O’Connell played an instrumental role in stabilizing the shelter’s operation and increasing the number of animals helped and placed in loving homes. During this time, she was responsible for significantly increasing the number of Volunteers and engaging the community in the Greater Merrimack Valley.

After 13 successful years, the LHS Board of Directors thanks Jill for her unwavering commitment to furthering our mission and guiding the organization during challenging times. “Jill has worked tirelessly on behalf of LHS to further our mission. I thank her for her service and her efforts ensuring that homeless pets and the Greater Lowell Community benefited greatly from LHS’s services. We have been very fortunate to have her, and I speak for the entire board when I say we will miss her dedication and compassion. We wish her all the best in her next endeavor.” states Christine Chisholm, Board President.

Please join us in wishing Jill the very best in her new career and welcoming Crystal back!!With Gratitude & Thanks,Board of Directors

With Gratitude & Thanks,
Board of Directors



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