Press Release

Humane Society of Knox County honors Legacy Members

ROCKLAND, Maine — Community members, board members and long-time supporters of the Humane Society of Knox County gathered in July for the society’s inaugural legacy luncheon held to celebrate the shelter’s legacy donors whose vision and generosity transform the lives of so many animals in the community.

Board President, Warner Vaughan, welcomed honored guests and thanked them for their support. He recognized the late Martha Cobb for her recent bequest that enabled the shelter to build the Cobb House Cat Care facility to accommodate the shelter’s ever growing cat population.

Attendees enjoyed a slide show of the shelter. After lunch attorney Ed Collins of Crandall, Hanscom and Collins, gave a brief talk on the benefits of estate planning and how to incorporate charitable giving into estate plans.

The HSKC Legacy Society is an honorary group that allows the shelter to recognize, honor and thank individuals during their lifetimes for provisions they have made for the shelter through thoughtful estate planning.  Supporters are encouraged to notify the Humane Society of Knox County of estate plans that include the shelter so they may be recognized and honored. For information about the Humane Society of Knox County’s Legacy Society call Tracy at 207-594-4897 or