National Be Kind to Animals Week

Pope Memorial invites animal lovers to Kid's Day Celebration, May 11

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THOMASTON — Pope Memorial Humane Society will hold its annual Kid's Day event, a celebration in honor of National Be Kind to Animals Week. The event is Saturday, May 11, from 12 to 2 p.m., rain or shine, with an afternoon brimming with animal friends, animal-themed activities, and crafts, according to PMHS, in a news release.

PMHS lists the following opportunities for attendees:

  • Meet animals awaiting their forever homes: Get ready to fall in love with adorable cats and dogs seeking loving families as they have the opportunity to tour the shelter.
  • Become a junior vet: Practice veterinary skills at the "Be a Veterinarian Station" and learn about caring for animals in need.
  • Participate in the Cats vs. Dogs beanbag toss competition: Test your aim and have a great time with some friendly competition.
  • Spread love by creating cozy blankets for foster kittens: Craft blankets to keep foster kittens warm and comfortable.
  • Surprise Mom with a special Mother's Day gift: Join us in making a secret gift for Mom, a heartwarming surprise she'll cherish.
  • Enjoy outdoor fun: Bring your smiles and comfy shoes for giant bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and other outdoor activities, weather permitting.


This event is free.

Thanks to the generous support of Shepard Storage and Shepard Auto, snacks will be provided to keep everyone fueled for the festivities.

“Kid's Day is not just about fun — it's about celebrating kindness to animals and creating cherished family memories while making a difference in the lives of homeless pets,” said PMHS. “Building a kinder, gentler world begins with teaching our children the importance of compassion for all living things. You can't go wrong with celebrating being kind to animals!”

For more information, visit or contact Marketing and PR Manager Kasey Bielecki.


The mission of Pope Memorial Humane Society is to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and placement of companion animals in transition and to enrich the lives of pets and people in our community. The following communities' contract with the Pope Memorial Humane Society: Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville and Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Union, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Morrill, Washington, Knox, Friendship, and Dixmont.

Event Date: 

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Pope Memorial Humane Society


Pope Memorial Humane Society
Thomaston, ME 04861
United States