Julia Kott is a master’s student in American Studies living in Brooklyn. She has reported and interned for various features and news publications including Moment Magazine and Exberliner Magazine. Julia grew up with dogs and today her family’s boxer-pointer mix, Lucy, lives in Washington, DC.
The Humane Society Waterville Area (HSWA) shelter in Maine has been in operation since 1970. Located behind LeFleur Airport in Waterville, about three hours from Boston and visible from Interstate 95, the building has two main wings: one dedicated to dogs, the other to cats and small animals. In between are two rooms used as reception areas and meeting spaces, doubling as exercise rooms during the winter. The shelter also serves as a pet food bank.