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NH animal shelter 3rd to be named for supporter

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The new SPCA animal shelter in Concord, N.H., will be named after a longtime supporter of New England animal shelters who has pledged more than $1 million to the organization.

Lyman Pope of Jackson has been visiting and donating to the Concord shelter and 37 others in the region for more than a decade.

Heather Faria, executive director of the organization, tells the Concord Monitor the donations are "transformational" for the SPCA, which currently is run out of a converted chicken coop in Penacook.

The Concord shelter would be the third named in honor of Pope. Shelters in Orleans, Vt., and Rockland, Maine, have been named for him.

The 85-year-old Pope, who ran a real estate business, established a foundation in 2000 dedicated to helping shelters.

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