The mission of Lincoln County Animal Shelter and Coastal Humane Society is to protect and save animals’ lives; to educate and advocate for their welfare; to provide exemplary shelter and veterinary care; to place adoptable companion animals in loving homes; and to enhance the bond between humans and animals.
Since 1959, Lincoln County Animal Shelter (formerly the Boothbay Region Humane Society) has served more than 20 communities in the Greater Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County regions of Maine. The shelter, which was named 2015 Best Animal Shelter/Rescue in Maine by Downeast Dog News, has served these communities from its present location at 27 Atlantic Highway in Edgecomb since 1987. It is funded by grants, individual contributions and donations, adoption fees, and revenue from its Thrift Store in Boothbay Harbor, Creature Comforts.
Throughout the years, the need for the services provided by our shelter has only increased. The dedicated and compassionate staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors have risen to myriad challenges and introduced needed changes in shelter protocols and management in order to support best animal-care practices. The shelter provides two vital services to the communities of the Greater Lincoln County area:
- The temporary shelter of companion animals, regardless of the amount of time it takes to place them. This includes on- and off-site adoptions in order to give them more visibility in the community;
- The spaying and neutering of the animals in our care, thereby lowering the overall domestic and feral populations.
In June of 2016, Lincoln County Animal Shelter came under the management and ownership of Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, increasing the capacity of the facility and offering access to additional resources available through the larger shelter.
Lincoln County Animal Shelter holds contracts with the following towns