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Want to make a difference? Foster a pet!

babycatMany people don’t realize just how important our foster program is to the animals of Talbot Humane. It is a lifeline for animals which simply would not have a second chance without the love and attention given by these friends who open their homes to the homeless. There are many reasons why people foster. Maybe they do not have the lifestyle for a “full-time” pet. Maybe they are at the max number of pets as far as the expense but still have lots of love to give. Often these are people who simply want to find a special way to help the animals of Talbot Humane!

There are many ways to be a part of our foster program. Here are but a few:
  • Kitten season is approaching fast. We will be in need of foster homes for abandoned bottle babies.
  • Kittens eating on their own but too young to be adopted are often in need of TLC.  This is a great option for people who work during the day as are mommas with babies.
  • Dogs are you thing? We often have young pups in need of some training and TLC.
  • Dogs in need of a quiet home after special surgeries or heart worm treatment.
  • Dogs that are just not thriving in the shelter.
  • A really cool program is our Bedtime with Benji program which allows you to have the joy of a dog in your home evenings and weekends, and they come back to Talbot Humane during adoption hours to find a forever home!

Many people are concerned that they will want to keep all the animals, that they will become too attached.  Well, it’s true, you do love these sweet animals as your own, joyce and pupsand, there are often a few tears when it is time to say goodbye.  That heavy heart when they leave your care is quickly replaced with the happiness in knowing YOU saved a life and were the reason for a happy new beginning for that pet.

Our foster program IS the reason we have not had to euthanize a treatable, adoptable pet in over 5 years- Last year well over 350 animals benefited from our foster program- that is more than 26% of the animals that entered our facility!!! Interested in learning more on how you can be a life saver? Simply download the application now or contact us today at info@talbothumane.org or (410)822-0107. 

If we all do a little, together we truly make a huge difference for the animals of our community.

Canine Foster Care Application

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$10 Pet Microchip Special in April

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

id saves livesAccording 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 April 20-26, 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, a new collar and an identification tag.  Now when was the last time you even purchased a collar for $10?

For more information or to schedule an appointment call (410)822-0107 today.

Oxford Day 2014

Oxford Day 2014Join the fun on Saturday, April 26, 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.

This year, Talbot Humane is proud to announce Hair o’ the Dog as its Grand Sponsor for Oxford Day activities.

The Oxford Day Dog Walk, sponsored by TriCrown Inn for Pets, begins at 9:00 and runs from the Causeway to thegrand champ ox day 13 Ferry Dock. The blessing of the animals takes place just before the Walk at 8:55. download the Oxford Day dog walk & show registration form HERE, the fee to participate is $25. Registration also takes place the morning of the event.  Fabulous goodie Bags provided by TriCrown Inn for Pets.

Once at the Ferry Dock, show your pup pride in the Talbot Humane Oxford Day Dog Show. This is always great fun, a donation enters your pooch in as many classes as you want. Classes include Tallest Dog, Fluffiest Dog, Smallest Dog, Most Adorable Puppy, Dogs Adopted from Talbot Humane, Look Alike, Dogs Adopted from Other Rescue Organizations, Unique Looks, Best Trick and Best of Show.

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.

We’ll see you and your pooch there!

ROCK ON Talbot Humane

Talbot Humane Rocks On This Spring!

 

rock on Talbot Humane

This year Talbot Humane has a new fabulous event planned. Rock On Talbot Humane’s Live Auction, Sunday, May 4 , 2014 at The Milestone Event Center, Easton. Doors open at 2 pm, Auction begins at 3 pm. Thirty, one-of-a-kind rocking Adirondack chairs, hand painted by local artists will be auctioned to benefit the animals at Talbot Humane.

Chairs will be on display throughout Easton, St. Michaels and Oxford during the month of April for the public to view. The Milestone is a partner with Talbot Humane in hosting the event. Local businesses are sponsoring the chairs.

For more information on the event, artists, sponsors or to see and bid on the chairs, visit www.talbothumaneevents.org today!

 

Great Thanks to Shearer the Jeweler

Shearer presents check Steve Shearer, owner of Shearer the Jeweler, stopped by Talbot Humane recently to drop off proceeds from the organization’s Valentine’s Day event at Shearer the Jeweler. Patty Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane, said “We are so pleased and grateful to Shearer the Jeweler for the generous donation of 20% of all sales during our one-day Furry Valentine event. The terrific support we receive from the community to help the animals is beyond compare, and this event was super fun.” Sales were brisk and Talbot Humane featured two adoptable dogs at the store as well. Many thanks to Shearer the Jeweler!

 

 

Fix ‘Em Day at Talbot Humane

adopt rochesterIn celebration of World Spay Day, on February 25th Talbot Humane will be holding a low cost clinic for residents of Talbot County Maryland. All animals will be spayed and neutered free of charge. There will be a $10 fee for the required rabies and distemper vaccines. Requirements are the owners and pets reside in Talbot County Maryland, the animals are pets which have the potential to be in the position to reproduce, such as indoor/outdoor or outdoor only dogs or cats,  multiple unaltered pets reside in the home, the female dog or cat has had a litter.  The pet owner must also agree to comply with the state and county laws as they apply to animals. The surgeries usually cost  between $35-90 depending on the sex of the pet and type of animal. The goal for this one day is to spay or neuter 15 animals in cooperation with Spay Now Inc. in Grasonville MD.  There are only 13 spots left and they WILL FILL FAST!  Please call our Spay Neuter Coordinator Ashley Marshall at (410)822-0107 or email ashley@talbothumane.org TODAY!  

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, A SECOND DAY HAS BEEN ADDED- THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27TH!

 

CLINICS FILLED!

Please continue to check with us for more Spay/Neuter Program specials in the coming months.

The Star Democrat Gives Back!

stardem.online.logoThe Star Democrat is making a difference for the animals of Talbot Humane for the month of February!  For EVERY 6 month subscription $10 is donated to Talbot Humane, for each 1 year subscription  a $20 donation will be made.  RENEWALS COUNT TOO- EVEN EARLY RENEWALS! What a fabulous way to support our efforts at Talbot Humane. Download the stardem fundraiser form here, pick up a form at Talbot Humane or contact the Star Democrat today (410)770-4005.

My Furry Valentine with Shearer the Jeweler

Furry Valentine EventShearer the Jeweler is making the hearts of Talbot Humane pets warm this Valentine’s Day!  On Saturday February 8th, from 10A-3P they will be supporting Talbot Humane by donating 20% of all sales to the animals!  Light refreshments and a multitude of beautiful gifts for loved ones will be on display.  Talbot Humane will be present with pets for adoption (weather permitting) from 11A-1P as well. 

We hope you come out and support local businesses making a difference in the community- Shop Local- Donate Local!

Hair O’ The Dog Chili Cook-Off

Hair o the dog“The Dog” is at it again! The Kool Kats at Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits annual Chili Cook-Off is once again, going to the dogs (and cats too!) Friday January 31st from 5-7PM you will have the chance to taste not 3 but 8 delish chili dishes paired with wine or beer. You see, this year it’s a battle of the Dogs- Talbot Humane staff verses “The Dog” staff in an effort to raise funds for the animals! You vote with your dollars to see which team wins! The generous folks at HOTD are also donating a 10% of the sale of featured wine and beer to Talbot Humane during this event. These folks really are AMAZING friends to the animals!

 

The funds we raise from this event will help us purchase a new washer and dryer at Talbot Humane. Only 2 weeks into the new year our washing machine died- for the last time. The dryer has also been on it’s last tumble for some dog laundrytime and staff has been nursing the machine along. It is quite an expense- for purchase, removal of the old machines and installation of the new ones we are looking at an unexpected expense of $10,000- so you can see every dollar makes a difference!

 

Not into chili so much? Well, you will still want to stop by and meet our pets for adoption, enter your name in a raffle drawing and just join in the fun! Questions? Contact us today! We just KNOW it’s gonna be fun for everyone, and the big winners- the animals thanks to the generosity of Hair O’ the Dog and YOU!

Matching Gifts for the Animals- Will Double Your Donation Today!

matching gift to the animals Talbot Humane has just received an amazing gift to the animals- a MATCHING donation up to $12,500 through December 31, 2013! Thanks to a generous donor, our ability to make a difference for the animals of our community has doubled. Beginning today, December 11, 2013, any donation received which states “matching gift” in the memo will be counted toward this total!

Our goal for this year’s holiday and end of year giving campaign is to raise $50,000. The money raised goes directly to keeping the doors of our open admission shelter open in 2014. When you give local, you see your money used in your community. Saving the lives of animals on your street. Spaying and neutering animals in your neighborhood. Filling the bellies of animals in your town. This is what your donation does everyday at Talbot Humane.

For more information on how you can make a difference for the animals contact our office today at (410) 822-0107 or info@talbothumane.org.

 

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