(THOMASTON, ME): On Thursday, July 25, the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC) honored special guests and members of their Legacy Society at a luncheon celebration at 3 Crow Restaurant in Rockland. The Legacy Society consists of individuals and families who have generously included PMHSKC in their estate planning.
PMHSKC Executive Director Tracy Sala said: “It is a great honor to meet and be able to thank these incredibly generous people who are committed to making our community a more humane place – for both humans and animals.” “We greatly value bequests and legacy gifts because they help us make major improvements in our capacity and ability to care for animals in need,” added PMHSKC Board President Richard Procopio.
At the luncheon, Sala presented an overview of the Organization’s activities and accomplishments for the previous year. She also acknowledged three recently deceased individuals, Elizabeth Fay, Stephen Marcoux, and Roland Richards (in memory of his wife, Leatrice), who designated PMHSKC as a beneficiary of their estates. Their names have been engraved on bronze plaques and placed on a memorial stone in the animal shelter’s front garden.
The PMHSKC was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection, and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast Maine area. The Society operates an animal shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston that is open between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, S. Thomaston (including Spruce Head), Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.