About the Pope Memorial SPCA

Our Mission: The Pope Memorial SPCA is dedicated to caring for abandoned and homeless pets, protecting and advocating for pets in need, and promoting the humane treatment of all animals.

Vision Statement: The Pope Memorial SPCA envisions our community to be a safe haven for animals, where the animal-human bond is nurtured and all animals are treated with compassion and respect.

The shelter strives to place homeless animals in loving homes that are committed to their lifetime care. This goal is facilitated by medically and behaviorally evaluating all animals, providing necessary veterinary care and working closely with applicants to ensure a successful match.

We do not euthanize animals for time or space, and many stay with us for weeks or even months waiting patiently to be adopted.

Our People

Heather Faria, Executive Director

Cathy Emerson, Director of Operations

Tona McCarthy, Director of Field Services

Shannon Camara, Director of Outreach

Beth Nemchick, Development Coordinator

Nancy Protzmann, Veterinary Technician

Sarah Kirsch, Adoption/Pet Intake Counselor

Nicole Daniels, Animal Care Technician

Jessica Bessette, Animal Care Technician

Meghan Hamlin, Adoption/Pet Intake Counselor

Jen Hall, Adoption/Pet Intake Counselor

Haley Dawn, Animal Care Technician

Kaitlin Gregg, Animal Care Technician

Monique Muise, Bookkeeper

Our Board of Directors

President: Jason Craven Esq (2014)

Vice President: Judy Goodnow (2015)

Treasurer: Brian Bickford CFA CFP (2021)

Secretary: Phil Vecchione (2017)

Tracy Banks (2019)

Tom Heck DVM (2019)
Allyson Moore Esq. (2021)

Carole Palmer (2020)

Jennifer Raimer (2020)

Vince Trento (2012)

Renee Beauchemin CPA (2021)