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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 portions of 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. 

Here’s the Deal:

  • Must reside in one of the service areas
  • Income must be $50,000 or less
  • Must be a companion animal (we do not have grant funds for feral cats at this time)

Match these 3 criteria? Then call or email 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.  

Paint Your Pet to Help Pets in Need

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Kick of the Holidays with a Sunday afternoon Paint your Pet Party to support the animals in need!  We are doing this event on the 3rd floor of our new shop- Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage, across from the Humane Society on Rt 50, Sunday, December 4th 2-4PM.

The cost is $45, includes all materials. Each attendee should bring a photo printed or on  your phone of the pet you would like to paint, just the face will do. It will be encircled by a holiday wreath.  Artist Maggii Sarfaty will be helping each of us make our own holiday masterpiece of our beloved pets.  We hope you can join us!

We encourage you to register soon, space is limited and we are sure spots will fill fast! https://talbothumane.givezooks.com/events/holiday-paint-your-pet-party

#GivingTuesday Rises Up for the Animals!

 

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We want 200 animal lovers to stop in to Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage on with a $10 donation on national Giving Tuesday and two great things will happen: The Talbot Humane Board of Directors will match up to $2,000 in donations, for a possible $4,000 fundraising drive for the day, AND, how about this- the first 50 people who make a $10 donation get a FREE DRINK coupon from Rise Up Coffee Roasters.  A HUGE thank you to our friends at Rise Up Coffee Roasters for their support!

Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage, located at 7874 Ocean Gateway, across Rt 50 from the shelter behind the Astrology Shop will be open until 6P on Tuesday November 29th!  If you cannot make it in to the shop, but wish to help us reach our goal of $4,000, please contact Patty Quimby at patty@talbothumane.org or (410)822-0107!

 

Festive Fridays & Fun Events Ahead!

We are so lucky to now have Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage open for business! The store Printnot only is a form of revenue for our efforts at Talbot Humane, but, we have a new location for fun events!

The store will stay OPEN until 6 pm on Fridays in December!  Join us for these events:

Nov. 25~ Santa’s Sack Sale 

Get the first look and best selection of toys for holiday giving at Head to Tail Thrift & Vintage!

Nov. 29~ RISE UP with a Giving Tuesday Challenge!

We want 100 animal lovers to stop in the store with a $10 donation on national Giving Tuesday and two great things will happen: The Talbot Humane Board of Directors will match up to $2,000 in donations, for a possible $4,000 fundraising drive for the day! AND, how about this- the first 50 people who make a $10 donation get a FREE DRINK coupon from Rise Up Coffee Roasters. Oh my!

Work ’til 5? We’ll stay open until 6 pm!

Dec. 4~ Paint Day with Maggie Sarfaty 

Join us for a “paint your pet” paint afternoon fundraiser with a favorite local artist. Space is limited, so sign up early! Create something special for yourself this holiday season. Register here:  https://talbothumane.givezooks.com/events/holiday-paint-your-pet-party

Dec. 8~ Pet (and families) Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Come to the store from 5-7 pm with your leashed pet and have your holidays photo taken at our annual event to benefit the animals with a $10 per pet suggested donation.

Dec. 9~ Finer Things from Talbot County

You won’t believe the amazing things that have been generously donated to Head to Tail Thrift & Vintage! Waterford crystal, gold jewelry, fine art work, designer handbags and many other wonderful gift ideas! Shop with us for that special piece at an affordable price!

Dec. 16~ Holiday Color Sale

All merchandise with something red or green on it is 50% off all day! Hunt for those colors and grab a great deal just before the holidays!

Dec. 23~ Last Minute Shopper Support

Don’t panic! Let us help you find the unusual, the unexpected, the last minute gift! Never fear, there’s always something special at Head to Tail Thrift & Vintage.

 

There’s a New Shop In Town! All to help the animals!

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Talbot Humane is opening an upscale thrift and vintage store, to serve as a sustainable source of funding for the work we do for shelter animals. We are counting on the generous support of community members like you to donate those gently used treasures you no longer need, which we can turn into much needed revenue!

CONTINUALLY SEEKING DONATIONS OF:

ART WORK, JEWELRY, CLEAN, HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES, HANDBAGS, HOUSEWARES, FURNITURE, PET SUPPLIES

 

 

Donate those things you know you don’t need to a local shelter instead of a BIG BOX second-hand retailer. Keep your money in your community, where it can do the MOST GOOD!
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10a-5p
Thursday 11a-7p
Saturday 10a-4p
Closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays

 

Across Rt. 50 from Talbot Humane, Westbound side
7871 Ocean Gateway
Easton, Maryland 21601
Contact: susan@talbothumane.org today!

Bark in the Park- Goes to the… POMS!

They are described by the American Kennel Club as intelligent, inquisitive, cocky, commanding and animated.

Let’s add resilient.

sweetboyRescued Pomeranians will be the star of the show at Talbot Humane’s 7th Annual Bark in the Park festival on October 8th, when many of the more than 300 “Poms” who were saved from abuse and neglect this past spring in Wicomico County will reunite for POMapalooza! The Pomeranian Reunion, sponsored by Kevertin Pet Resort, is Talbot Humane’s chance to honor the Humane Society of Wicomico County for its outstanding rescue work and to thank the eight other animal welfare organizations that took in some of the Pomeranians, gave them medical care, grooming, socialization opportunities and then found them loving, new homes.

Through the cooperation of local animal welfare groups, over 250 of the rescued Pomeranians and dozens of their puppies who were born in the shelters that took them in, have been adopted. The remaining dogs are still under medical care at the Humane Society of Wicomico, and will likely be held pending criminal charges filed against the former owners of the dogs.

“The public was so engaged in this story and in the welfare of these Pomeranians, and so many animal welfare groups banded together to help, that we thought it would be fun to see them all back together healthy and happy with their new families,” said Patty Quimby, Talbot Humane Executive Director. Everyone who adopted one of the rescued Pomeranians from any of the shelters has been invited to join us for the reunion in the dog show ring. “They also will lead our annual Dog Parade, sponsored by Hair O’ The Dog Wine& Spirits,” Quimby said.

DSC_1485While many people gave the rescued Pomeranians a place to call home, many others across the Shore donated thousands of dollars in dog food and toys, cleaning supplies and monetary contributions. Groomers donated their time and resources, shaving and bathing the terribly matted and filthy dogs, clipping nails that were much too long, and cleaning ears and eyes. In addition, many veterinarians donated much-needed medical care for the dogs, including sorely needed dental work.

Everyone who supported the rescue the rescue of the dogs should come out to see Pomeranian Reunion. “It was a true community effort to help these Pomeranians,” Quimby said. “Now it’s time for us to celebrate and see these resilient little dogs living happily with their new families.”

Although Pomeranians are our special guests this year, all dogs are encouraged to bring their people out to Bark in the Park. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for people to spend some quality time with their “best friends” and help raise much needed funds for Talbot Humane. Join in the annual Dog Parade, 5K Run/Walk, and fun Dog Show, with classes like Tallest Dog, Smallest Dog, Fluffiest Dog and more. Register for all events here: 7th Annual Bark in the Park

Also new this year is Talbot Humane’s commitment to serving food that is humanely raised and sustainability grown. Featured food vendors include the Sprout Food Truck, Rise Up Coffee, Jamie’s Catering serving pulled pork from Pop’s Old Place, Highland Creamery, and more. Talbot Humane will launch new efforts at Bark in the Park to promote local food producers who are humanely raising animals. Please plan to try what’s new on our menu this year for breakfast and/or lunch!

Other festival features are: the day starts with a 5K fun run on Easton’s beautiful Rails to Trails sponsored by Tricycle and Run; the Pawrade of Adoptable Dogs from many area animal welfare organizations; The Pet Boutique, sponsored by St. Michaels Pet Supplies,  featuring their stores must-have pet items; agility and other canine demonstrations; groomers from Kevertin Pet Resort; veterinarians and animal welfare groups; business and craft vendors; live music from Three Penny Opera; and a kid’s agility course. All dogs must be leashed.

Admission is free to Bark in the Park, held at Idlewild Park in Easton, October 8th from 8 am-noon. The public can register for the Dog Parade, 5K Fun Run/Walk  and the Fun Dog Show online here: 7th Annual Bark in the Park. All proceeds benefit the animals and programs at Talbot Humane.

Thank You Sponsors

Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits

Kevertin Pet Resort

WCEI Radio

The Star Democrat

TriCycle and Run

Delmarva UNLEASHED

St. Michaels Pet Supplies

Foxy’s Harbor Grille

Easton Utilities

Preston Auto Group

Weaver Mavity and Short

Tidewater Rotary

The NewsCenter

Miles Away

 

Keeping Pets Safe and Happy this Summer

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HEATSTROKE CAN KILL, AND FAST.

Most pet owners realize that keeping pets in hot cars can kill them…but not many realize just how quickly the effects of heatstroke can set in for a dog or cat. Heatstroke is a condition animals begin to suffer gradually, but it accelerates quickly; it’s easy for early signs of heatstroke to go unrecognized, and for the pet to be in an emergency situation within mere minutes.

On warm days, a vehicle acts like an oven.  It holds the heat inside, and that heat becomes very intense even on days that don’t seem too warm. On an 85-degree day, for example, even with the windows open, the temperature inside a car can climb to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, and to 120 degrees in 30 minutes.  With the humidity we experience here on the shore, it may go even higher.  Because a dog’s normal body temperature is 101-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit, he can withstand a body temperature of 107-108 degrees for only a very short time before suffering irreparable brain damage…or death. (more…)

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