The Lowell Humane Society, owner and operator of the Merrimack
Valley Animal Shelter, was founded in 1873 and is one of the oldest
animal welfare agencies in the nation. We are a nonprofit charitable
organization totally supported by voluntary donations and dedicated to
the promotion of animal welfare throughout the Greater Lowell Area.
The Lowell Humane Society is an open-admission shelter whose
mission is to prevent cruelty to animals, provide care for homeless
and distressed animals and educate the public in proper animal care.