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Maryland 2,000 Saving Felines TOGETHER

 

 

Talbot Humane is so proud to announce we have joined forces with fellow Maryland  humane and animal control facilities to place 2,000 cats and kittens in new homes during the month of July!  Fees will be waived at all of these facilities and each one will have other special incentives. 

For the month of July, Talbot Humane FELINE adopters will receive:
  • No adoption fee
  • Free post adoption wellness exams from participating veterinarians:  All Pets Veterinary Hospital, Easton Veterinary Clinic, Community Animal Hospital, Spay Now, Inc., Pet Health Clinic.
  • Starter bag of food
  • Cat goodie bag

 

Our open admission shelter could not do all we do without the support of adopters, donors, volunteers and well wishers.  If you are considering adoption of a new cat or kitten, July is the right time to fall in love! We can’t wait to break this number and place these needy pets in loving homes, with your help!

The Following Shelters are Participating: 

Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County Frederick County Div. of Animal Control & Pet Adoption
Anne Arundel County Animal Control Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center
Baltimore County Animal Control Humane Society of Carroll County
Baltimore County Humane Society Humane Society of Harford County
BARCS Humane Society of Washington County
Caroline County Humane Society Maryland SPCA
Cecil County Animal Services Talbot Humane
City of College Park Animal Control Tri County Animal Shelter


National Pet Preparedness Day is May 13th

Talbot Humane and Hill’s Pet Nutrition Help Families
Become “Pet Prepared”

Hill’s Partners with Local Shelters to Enhance Emergency Planning in Communities

Easton, Maryland– In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 13, 2017, Talbot Humane is joining Hill’s Pet Nutrition and its network of animal shelter partners to encourage pet parents to fully consider their pets in their emergency planning.

In times of crisis, people are often told to leave their homes for a “short time,” only to find that they cannot return for days or even weeks. As a result, community animal shelters are overwhelmed with lost and separated cats and dogs following a disaster.

“Being prepared is the best step families can take to ensure that they and their pets are ready to face an emergency,” said Joann Fuller, who oversees Hill’s Pet Nutrition Food, Shelter & Love® program. “Plus, knowing that a kit is packed and ready to go can put families at ease.”

Hill’s annual campaign is aimed at educating pet families on ways they can stay safer and be better prepared to survive a disaster. This year, Hill’s enlisted the help of Talbot Humane and other shelter partners in its Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program to help raise awareness on the importance of becoming pet prepared.

“Helping our residents and pets during an emergency is extremely important to our organization.” Said Patty Quimby, Executive Director of Talbot Humane.  “The Talbot Animal Disaster Services  Team has been in place and ready to assist our residents during weather or other catastrophic emergencies where an emergency shelter would need to be opened since 2010.  Providing the tools to our residents to be prepared in the event of an emergency is a priority.”  Quimby adds, “Preparedness saves lives.”

Together with Hill’s, Talbot Humane suggests families build a Pet Emergency Go-Kit and store it with the rest of the family’s emergency preparations:

  • Basic first aid supplies
  • A 3-day supply of bottled water and the pet’s preferred food, held in a waterproof container
  • Safety harness and leash
  • Waste clean-up supplies
  • Medications and a copy of the pet’s medical records
  • List of veterinarians and local pet care organizations
  • List of the pet’s feeding routine and any behavioral issues
  • Comfort items, such as a blanket or favorite toy, to help keep the pet calm and comfortable

They also recommend the following Tips to Help Ensure Your Pet’s Safety in an Emergency:

  • Ensure your pet’s identification by using a microchip or collar ID tag, and make sure that your contact information is up-to-date.
  • Display a pet rescue decal on your front door or window to let first responders know there is a pet in the house. Include your veterinarian’s contact information.
  • Learn where your pet likes to hide in your house when frightened. Finding your pet quickly will help you evacuate faster.
  • Identify a location to take your pet if you need to leave your immediate area. Keep in mind that disaster shelters for people may not be open to pets. Scout hotels and motels with pet-friendly policies and ask relatives or friends if they could house you and your pet.
  • Carry a picture of your pet in the event of separation.
  • If you need to evacuate, consider taking a pet carrier or crate for transport and safe-keeping.

Families looking to learn more about disaster preparedness and safety, as well as the Hill’s Disaster Relief Network, can visit HillsPet.com/PetPrepared or contact Talbot Humane (410)822-0107.

 

ID Saves Lives! $10 Microchipping is Back!

 

What a deal- our microchip service fee has been cut IN HALF for a limited time! 

 

According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2 percent of cats and only 15 to 20 percent of dogs are returned to their owners. This is a sad statistic, but it’s true! Your dog and cat cannot tell us their name, address or phone number- that is without your help!

Talbot Humane wants to increase the chances of reunited lost pets and owners.  One safe and effective way to provide identification is through having your pet microchipped.  In recognition of Pet Identification Week which is the 3rd week of April each year, Talbot Humane will be offering microchipping of your dog, cat or ferret for only $10 for the entire month of April. This includes the registration of your chip with HomeAgain and an identification tag.  Now when was the last time you even purchased a collar for $10?

Even if your cat doesn’t go outside, or your dog is always on a leash, accidents happen. Make sure all of your pets are properly identified so they can get home to you in the event of an unforeseen emergency! 

For more information or to schedule an appointment call (410)822-0107 today.  Appointments are available between 11A-4P Monday-Friday 1P-3P on Saturday.

2017 Oxford Day Dog Walk

Join the fun on Saturday, April 22, in Oxford for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter services.

The Oxford Day Dog Walk begins at 9:00 and runs from the pin cushion to the center of Town Park. The blessing of the animals takes place just before the Walk at 8:55. Download the oxford-day-dog-walk-registration-2017 here. The fee to participate is $25. Registration forms will also be available the morning of the event.  Each entry receives a goodie bag for your dog to enjoy!  NEW THIS YEAR! Cannot make the walk? Virtually walk with us! $20 donation to the animals!

The Annual Oxford Day Parade begins at 11:00. Enjoy music, free rides on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, delicious food, Oxford Marketplace in the Park and more, all day long. We hope you and your animals decide to enjoy the day in Historic Oxford Maryland. For more information on Oxford Day events, go to www.oxfordday.org.

Students Making a Difference- 3rd Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant

For the 3rd year our Talbot County high school guys are being GREAT sports and leaping out of their comfort zones for the animals in need! Come see a hilarious evening for the 3rd Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant! Each young man has a “coach” to show them the ropes, help them with their talent competition and make them beauties.

We know all of the students involved are truly beautiful inside and out for spending their time to raise funds for the animals of Talbot Humane. There are 2 winners that evening, Judges Choice and People’s Choice- that means YOU help choose with your donations! So bring some cash and be ready to pick your favorite contestant!

Tickets are $10 for adults, students $5. Refreshments will be available for sale too! Tickets are available at Talbot Humane, Little Rascals, Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage and Rise Up Coffee, or at the door.

Thursday April 13th at 7pm
Easton High School Auditorium
$5 for Students, $10 for Adults

Guest BARKtender Thursday March 2nd!

 

Come out to support Talbot Humane and our Executive Director for our Guest BARKtender competition! This year 4 of our great Talbot Humane friends will be slinging drinks for the animals at Doc’s! Talbot Humane’s Executive Director is first up competing for the coveted trophy and most importantly raising cash for the animals of our community.

Drink and dinner specials will be to help those that need us most- 10% of the dinner bill from 5-7:30PM  goes to the animals and fill the donation jugs too!

We hope you choose to join us this Thursday evening at Doc’s Downtown Grille. We thank Doc’s for always stepping up for the needs of Talbot Humane, supporters like Doc’s and you are why we believe…

The Best Shelter is a Humane Community!

You Changed Lives in 2016

What a wonderful year for the animals of our community- thanks to you!

  • 1,115 animals entered the care of our open admission shelter
  • More than 105 strays were reunited at Talbot Humane, and close to 100 more in the community thanks to caring neighbors
  • More than 740 animals found their forever homes
  • 313 animals entered foster care- pets that may not have had a chance without these volunteers opening their homes
  • Our Intervention Program provided resources and assistance to pet owners in crisis from across Delmarva
  • Our Pet Loss Support Group provided relief and caring to grieving pet owners from across the mid-shore
  • Our volunteers gave more than 11,000 hours this year to the animals, programs and events of Talbot Humane
  • Our pets and volunteers participated in more than 40 events this year across the mid-shore.
  • Our Pet Pantry served more than 7,000 pounds of food to hungry pets
  • Our Veterinary Heroes, those veterinary practices which give their time and services at a reduced rate touched the lives of well over 1,500 animals this year
  • 2016 saw milestones for our UNLEASHED team- cumulatively they ran more than 13,000 miles and raised more than $25,000 for the animals!
  • More than 800 pets from Talbot and Dorchester Counties were spayed or neutered thanks to our programs and services
  • Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage opened in September and has been going strong with donations and shoppers alike
These are but a few of the many successes to be celebrated for the animals of our community this year thanks to your support.
YOU save lives.
YOU make our Humane Community.
With Great Thanks, 
The Staff and Board of Directors of Talbot Humane

 

 

Save Lives in 2017- Free Spay/Neuter For Qualifying Residents

Residents of Talbot County and  Dorchester County can benefit from our FREE or LOW COST Spay/Neuter programs thanks to grants from the MD Dept of Agriculture, The Snyder Foundation for Animals and the generosity of private donors. The fees are structured on a sliding scale of income from free to full cost.  These must be companion pets as we do not have funds to alter colony cats at this time.  Have a pet in need of surgery? Contact us today!  (410) 822-0107 or info@talbothumane.org

Homes for the Holidays 2016

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Imagine waking on January 1, 2017 and the cages and kennels of Talbot Humane being almost bare… Would that not be the MOST amazing way to begin the New Year? Well, our staff and volunteers are going to do our best to make this a reality for the more than 170 pets in our care at this time!  

Warm bed. Full belly. Love. Care. They don’t ask for much from us and what they give us in return is immeasurable. 

Here’s the deal for the rest of 2016:

  • Felines are FEE FREE
  • Dogs of all ages adoption fee 1/2 off
  • All small mammals and exotics adoption fee 1/2 off
  • Visit our pets at Talbot Humane, PetSmart of Easton, or PetValu of Easton
  • Check our social media pages, Facebook and Twitter for the Pet of the Day all month long to see and learn more about each animal.

When we speak to our staff and volunteers, some of our fondest holiday memories included adding a new friend to the family during the holidays. Our lives are that much richer when we share our hearts with those who love so unconditionally.  

We welcome you to visit us Monday-Saturday through the holiday season, if nothing else allow us the opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support for our mission and values at Talbot Humane.  We appreciate all you do, and, we know without you we would nothing.  

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