annieMeet Annie, a Treeing Walker Coonhound with an attitude – and what a great attitude it is! Annie is happy, friendly and she wants to be the star of the show – always. Annie is 6 years old, she has a tad too many pounds on her medium-sized frame, and she’s a friend to everybody she meets – kids, cats, dogs, you name it! Annie is simply awesome, so hurry down to the Conway Area Humane Society shelter and see this lovely lady for yourself.


Paula Ouimette new Operations Manager at Conway Area Humane Society

Paula-OuimetteThe Conway Area Humane Society (CAHS) is pleased to welcome Paula Ouimette as the new Operations Manager. Ouimette joins Executive Director Virginia Moore and Events and Finance Manager Connie Harger as the newest member of the shelter’s management team.

Ouimette is no stranger to the world of animal welfare, having served as the shelter director of the Animal Rescue League of Boston for 10 years.  There she was responsible for shelter operations and served on the steering committee assigned to implement significant change to policies, protocol and procedures governing animal welfare and the well-being of the staff. She brings experience in direct animal care, public relations and safety protocols, educational programs, community based programs, fund-raising, team building and of course her love of animals. Paula looks to forward to working with the staff towards common goals and community involvement.

“Paula will be responsible for all operational aspects of the shelter including hiring, managing and scheduling front line staff, overseeing adoptions and implementing shelter policies” commented CAHS Executive Director Virginia Moore, “and we are so lucky to have her available to step into this important role.”

“I am thrilled to be joining such a team of talented animal welfare professionals” said Ouimette. “This field has always been my passion and I am so looking forward to doing this important work again.”

Elaine Allison, the shelter’s previous Director of Operations, is relocating to the west coast.


Moxie has a sweet, friendly personality but is a bit shy and prefers the comfort of her cube for now. Moxie is *declawed and needs to be an indoor-cat only.  Moxie loves to be petted, and she is so cute as she angles herself for the best scratching spot.  Her fur is bunny soft.  Can you imagine this lovely lady sitting beside you on the sofa! Like sugar and spice, she will add sweetness and zest to  your life.

Conway Headstart Pays a Visit to the Animals


Animal Care Technician Emily Andrews demonstrates to Conway Head Start kids some of the work that takes place for the animals at the Conway shelter. Twenty kids visited this past week to learn about animal care and the shelter. We enjoyed their visit and encourage school groups and other youth organizations to come learn about the work the shelter does to help homeless animals.

A Generous Sponsorship for Adoptions

Lily_sponsoredA very generous animal lover has come forth to sponsor the adoption fees of almost every animal currently available for adoption in the shelter. If you are thinking of adopting a dog or cat your choice may be one of the sponsored many! Thank you to our kind donor for her holiday spirit and for helping so many animals on their way to forever homes.


pPRINCESS has sleek black fur with feathery white hairs and other patches of white. She has a regal look with her slender physique and she looks so graceful, but she is no diva! She has a sweet, demure nature and doesn’t take anything for granted.  She enjoys being petted and doesn’t mind being held.  She’ll reward with purrs and maybe a few head butts in appreciation. She is currently being treated for an eye ulcer, but it does not affect her health or attitude. Princess would really enjoy a cozy spot on the sofa next to you!

Tuxes and Tails a Success

Tuxes_roomTuxes and Tails Dinner, Dance and Auction took place at the Grand Summit at Attitash on Saturday, November 17. Guests arrived in their finery and the bidding was lively. The event raised $30,000 for the animals in the shelter’s care. Thank you to everyone who came out for the night, our volunteers and those who donated to help the animals.