Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter for cats and dogs. As a no-kill shelter, our mission for more than three decades has been to place stray and unwanted animals in loving homes; promote the health, care and adoption of these animals; and educate adopters and the public at large about proper pet care and handling, overpopulation and prevention of animal cruelty. We rely solely on generous contributions from you and our local business community to be able to rehome more than 1,000 dogs and cats each year.
Baypath’s animal shelter is “no-kill.” This means that the animals in our care, our guests, are never euthanized merely because we lack space or because the animal’s stay with us has exceeded a pre-defined amount of time.
Serving our community for over 30 years, Baypath was incorporated in 1977 under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 180. We qualify as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Baypath relies solely on generous contributions from you and our business community to run our Society and operate our shelter. Baypath does not function as Animal Control for any town. We are not affiliated with any other humane society or any national organization. Thus, we do not receive funds from government agencies, local or federal.
Because we are non-profit, your donations to us are tax deductible. We use your donations to further the goals defined in our mission statement, with most funds directly facilitating the operation of our Shelter on Rafferty Road in Hopkinton.
To help meet our monetary needs, we also hold several fund raising events throughout the year. Baypath is an active, community based local group. Our events not only help us raise funds but also give us the opportunity to mingle with friends and neighbors. We have a lot of fun. Please take a peek at our Calendar of Events to learn when you can join us in the festivities. As always, we’d love to see you!
The Society is managed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board (members listed below) is completely voluntary. Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. After all, we are your Baypath Humane Society!
- David Lima, President
- Theresa Meltzer, Corresponding Secretary
- Deb Koopman, Treasurer
- Brenda Halloran-Donald
- Joseph Houde
- Isabelle Murphy
- Susan Rossnick
- Don Watson