Press Release

Pope Memorial Humane Society to promote World Spay Day 2014

THOMASTON, Maine — The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County will participate in World Spay Day, an international campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, to promote the life-saving benefits of spay/neuter, when PMHSKC hosts the Dining to Donate 4-9 p.m. Feb. 25, at Applebee’s on Route 1 in Thomaston.

A coupon must be presented in order for PMHSKC to receive a percentage of the night’s sales, which will go directly to supporting PMHSKC’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program. Coupons can be obtained at the shelter, Loyal Biscuit, Free Press or printed from home. Links are provided on our website and Facebook page.

“Spay/neuter saves pets’ lives while lessening the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers,” said Tracy Sala, Executive Director PMHSKC. “We are inviting our citizens to sponsor the spay or neuter of at least one animal—their own, a friend or family member’s, or a shelter animal awaiting adoption—in honor of

World Spay Day 2014.”

Since World Spay Day’s inception in 1995 (then called Spay Day USA), it is conservatively estimated that participants have spayed or neutered nearly two million animals. It has been a proud achievement of World Spay Day participants like PMHSKC and other spay/neuter programs that the number of homeless cats and dogs euthanized in the U.S. has fallen from approximately 13.5 million in1973 to fewer than three million currently.

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 Pope Memorial 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. For more information please visit or reach us by phone at 207-594-2200.