AUBURN – Greater Androscoggin Humane Society Director Steven Dostie, announced that James Bouquet has recently been elected president of the Board of Directors. He replaces Barbara Livingston, who is stepping down after seven years as president of the society.

A board member since 2002, Bouquet’s goals for the two-year term include expanding the board, broadening of the organization’s revenue base and continued funding for a new animal shelter to be constructed in Lewiston. “Jim brings a depth and breadth of experience to the humane society that will have a positive impact on our future” said Dostie. “His commitment not only benefits the animals and the organization, but also the communities in which we serve.”

Bouquet is a founder and vice president of Summit Environmental Consultants/Summit Geoengineering Services of Lewiston. He also currently serves as president of the Lewiston Development Corp. Bouquet resides in Auburn with wife Catherine, son Nicholas, in his senior year at Bentley College, stepson Curtis Bateman, a senior at Bowdoin, and his faithful companion Pooh, an English Springer Spaniel.

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society provides a safe haven for approximately 3,600 sick, homeless and abused animals in the greater Androscoggin area per year. The primary support for the shelter comes from fund-raising events and donations of concerned citizens. The shelter not only receives help from the community, but gives back through community services including; animal intake and adoption, animal health services, reuniting people with lost animals, humane education, and working with individuals who are disadvantaged or developmentally disabled. The shelter serves 10 municipalities, including Lewiston, Auburn, Turner and Greene, and a total population of more than 100,000 people.

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society is located at 3312 Hotel Road in Auburn. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the shelter or adopting an animal call 783-2311 or visit the Website at

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