We are a statewide network of companion animal welfare organizations working to support animal shelters, to promote the adoption of homeless animals and responsible pet ownership, and to end pet overpopulation through education, outreach, and advocacy.

What is the Maine Federation of Humane Societies?


We are companion animal welfare advocates from Calais to Caribou, Kittery to Ft. Kent, and Wells to Waterville - the Maine Federation of Humane Societies serves the entire State of Maine.

Founded in 1953 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1980, we are Humane Society Executive Directors, Animal Welfare Facility Managers, Shelter Board Members and private citizens.

We represent companion animal welfare organizations, humane societies, animal welfare and rescue leagues, animal shelters, and private breed rescue organizations.

Recognizing that animals raised for food may be subjected to many forms of cruelty and inhumane treatment, the Maine Federation of Humane Societies has committed itself to serving only vegetarian foods at any events that are sponsored or funded by MFHS.