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In an effort to help people and pets find each other, your Lincoln website has added this Pet Page. If you've found a stray animal, lost your own pet, or would like to adopt a cat or dog to keep you company, we're here to help!

We encourage you have your pets spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted litters, and to take good care of them. Remember not to leave your pets in a hot car, and make sure they have plenty of water on those hot summer days. Treat them kindly and they will repay you with their unconditional love.

New cat cages have been installed at Penobscot Valley Humane Society!

If you find a stray or injured animal

Residents of Lincoln can call the non-emergency number at the Lincoln Police Department (794-8455) for any animal-related situation. The LPD will call the Animal Control Officer.

For animal control in other area towns, call:

Burlington - Meg Crocker-Curtis 732-3861

Chester, Howland - Lori Jandreau 290-7756

Enfield - town office 732-4270

Lee - Jay Crocker 403-3682

Lowell - Thurlow Harper 794-5413

Mattawamkeag - Alice Gray 736-7777, pager 818-1294

Springfield - Bruce Swan 738-5134

Winn - Laurie Weller 736-2405

How you can help

Besides reporting any stray or injured pets you find, you can help the folks at the animal shelter by donating the following useful items: canned or dry cat or dog food, cat litter, bleach, newspapers and cat or dog toys. Of course, cash donations are always gratefully accepted. Perhaps your club, organization or school class could help raise funds or collect needed items for the shelter. If you have any questions, please contact the shelter (see contact info below).

Adopt a pet!

There are many pets currently waiting for forever homes at the Penobscot Valley Humane Society shelter. Adopt one today!

If you can no longer take care of your pet

If you can no longer take care of your pet, and wish to surrender it to the Penobscot Valley Humane Society, you can sign a form and pay a fee so your pet can then be adopted. PLEASE do not simply dump your cat or dog somewhere and hope they will find a new home. The shelter is open 7 days a week (9 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm), and is located at 1 Park Avenue, near West Broadway. The shelter can be reached by phone at 794-3457.

If your pet escapes

We encourage everyone to keep your dogs on a leash or fenced in, and your cats inside if possible. It's much safer for them. If your pet does stray away, send us a photo, a description of the pet and your contact information ASAP so we can help reunite you with your animal friend. CLICK HERE to e-mail us.

Your Pets

Pets provide good company and entertainment, and can help us live happier, healthier lives. Those of you who love your animal companions know what we mean. Feel free to send us photos of your cats, dogs, bunnies, guinea pigs, horses, etc. and we'll post them here for our visitors to see. 

Here is our kitty, Ebenezer Scrooge:

We adopted Ebenezer from the Penobscot Valley Humane Society in Lincoln.

This is Ebenezer's best friend, Marley. She was also adopted from our local shelter.

Ebby and Marley have their own Facebook page (Scrooge & Marley- The Cats). They need more friends, so visit their page!

The shelter has plenty of other cats and dogs who need homes. Do you have room in your life for one or two of them? Don't wait another day - these animals are being well cared for at the shelter, but they would love  to have forever homes! If you can't adopt one, you could donate some food, litter, cleaning supplies or money. Here are some more shelter alumni:

Liz Steeves writes: here are my Kiko and Moxie...

Kiko, Best Boy Cat, was adopted from the Methuen (MA) Animal Shelter, about 8 years ago. He likes to play and will even do fetch and retrieve (sort of). After moving back to Maine I began dropping in at the PVHS and fell in love with Moxie (aka Molly-Sox) and brought her home as company for Kiko. She was a wild and crazy youngster, initially tearing the house apart, sending Kiko into hiding. Soon though, she settled in and is now a much-loved little sister, watched over tenderly by big brother Kiko.

This is Jasper...

...whom I think was adopted originally from the PVHS, but came to me a few years ago after relatives could no longer care for him. He's now about 3 or 4 years old, is thankfully over the Terrible Twos and settling in to the household nicely. He is a such a clean, friendly, affectionate kitty, who loves to jump and climb and play...and scrap with his sister Moxie.

My Brood at Rest

In my little household, my Best Boy Kiko and The Two Youngsters are sometimes 'horrid' but most times very VERY good. I feel very lucky to have such funny, sweet and entertaining pet companions in my life. 

This is Conrad, adopted from the Humane Society. He is definitely the smartest dog I have ever owned. When I am walking on the treadmill, he puts his toy on the front end, watches it transport to the rear, collects it and does it again!

Susan Lifer

Tina Harmon writes: "I have enclosed two pictures, one is Zephyr when we first brought him home and the other is a recent picture. We had recently lost our much loved Critter (also a shelter kitty) and just fell in love with Zephyr when I saw him in the newspaper in November 2010. Zephyr has so much personality and brings us so much joy everyday. He loves to play fetch and is a good little brother to his sister Bratty Cat."


Marie Hanson says, "I adopted Lily from the Humane Society and have been so pleased with her; she is so much company and full of love."

The Humane Society has a new website online: It is still under construction, so check back often. Contact them if you have any questions. If you adopt a pet from the shelter, will you share a photo with us? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to e-mail your photo.

We received this message to the Penobscot Valley Humane Society from one of our site visitors: "Hello, I adopted 2 cats 12 years ago, Muishi and Bubba. Muishi is the most beautiful cat you have ever seen today. You folks were fabulous when I was adopting my kitties and encouraged me to take thing I ever did!" - Holly Quirion Badman

We at hope many of our visitors will adopt a pet! Drop by the shelter today. A furry friend is waiting for you . . .  

And if you would like a horse of your own, consider adopting a rescue horse. Last Stop Horse Rescue is a good place to start looking for a horse! Visit their website at to see who's available for adoption. Please be sure you can properly care for a horse before adopting. These horses need really good homes.


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