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Sophia Baer

Associate Director of Shelter Programming





Sophia has worked at the League since January 2018. Sophia spent her early career in social work, but always had a passion for animals. Seeking a break from social work she applied and began what would turn into a career. Starting as an Adoption Counselor, becoming the Animal Care and Adoptions Coordinator and finally settling into her new position as Associate Director of Shelter Programming.


She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a certificate in Shelter Medicine from the University of Florida and is fear free certified.

Her favorite part about working at the ARL is working with feral or undersocialized cats and watching them begin to trust humans.


Sophia lives in Portland, Maine with her cat Bruiser (ARL alumni) and ball python Persephone. 

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