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Live your life UNLEASHED- Get ready for St. Michaels and Beyond

May 18th may seem far away, but, it will be here before we know it!  What’s May 18th you ask?  It’s the 2nd Annual St. Michaels Running Festival of course!  This year, not only has Talbot Humane created a fundraising team  to receive a portion of the registration fees, but, we will be training a new group of friends to get UNLEASHED!  Couch potato to seasoned runner- we want you ALL!

For novice runners and first-time marathoners, UNLEASHED offers the popular run:walk training method of just two 30-45 minute runs on your own during the week and one long group run on Saturday mornings that gradually builds, mile by mile, to the full racing distance. All run:walk training is non-competitive, supportive and done at your pace!

Walkers come out and receive some one on one training to build your endurance, and get you to your mileage goal- you know, walkers can join the 5K or 10K events too!

For repeat marathoners and experienced runners, we offer all the amenities of the run:walk program, plus coaching support to help you improve your personal record.

Your commitment for training is the cost of the team shirt (412) and a “Get or Give” of $100 in fundraising for Talbot Humane.  This is a DEAL for the many weeks of training and support leading up to the festival.  Not to mention the team building and new friendships you will undoubtedly make.

For the Training Schedule for the St Michaels Running Festival, please click HERE! Just want to see what it is all about?  Come out to Idlewild Park by the tennis courts on Saturday March 23rd at 7a.  (or any Saturday following!) We would love to have you join us for a “trial run”- we just know you will be hooked! 

For more information on how to LIVE UNLEASHED with Talbot Humane, email us at info@talbothumane.org or call (410)822-0107.

2nd Annual Dancing for the Dogs

Sold out! But you can still make a difference!

The sophomore venture of Dancing for the Dogs is underway!  The competition has begun, all to culminate on March 9, 2013 at The Tidewater Inn. Last year $70,000 was raised for the animals!  AMAZING! Talbot Humane is excited to once again be a recipient of funds from this fabulous event along with Caroline County Humane Society and Tom Cat Solutions.  Partners for Paws Fund was created to help animals on the Midshore- with your help of course!  While seats are sold out, there are still opportunities to be involved with this fabulous event.

  • Vote for your favorite local celebrity! Every dollar is a vote- ultimately a vote for the animals!  Go to www.dancingforthedogs.com to meet the celebrities and vote NOW!
  • Advertise in the program.  There is still room to share your business or passion for animals with those in attendance.
  • Attend an event of one of the 11 dancers!  They are all charged with raising funds for the animals and the competition is already heating up!  Each will be holding events up to the day of the competition.  You will have the opportunity to see their dance and give a few dollars toward the cause too!
    • Saturday February 9th:  Wine Tasting, music and more at Layton Chance Winery in Vienna MD.  2-5P. Benefiting Dance teams of Terron Quailes and Martha Suss.
    • Friday February 15th:  2nd Annual Hair O’ The Dog  Chili Cook-off at their store on Marlboro Rd.  Easton benefiting celebrity Joe Petro’s Team.  Good Dog Grill will be adding the winning chili to their menu & donating proceeds from the sale to Dancing for the Dogs!  WOWZA- how cool!
    • Saturday February 16th:  “Bark a Bid” at the Avalon Theatre, Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-10pm  benefiting celebrity Stacie Monz’s Team
    • Saturday February 16th:  BASKET BINGO!  4-8P EVFD to benefit Dr. Scott Thompson’s Team
    • Thursday February 28th:  Guest Bartenders at The Washington St. Pub!  Stacie Monz and Hugo will be serving up the libations from 5-8P with a percentage of your check benefiting their team!
    • Sunday March 3rd:  Dancing Preview at 202 Dover!  3P-5P $30 at the door, wine, hors d’ oevres and a preview of Ron Mitchell and Sandra Showell’s dance at 4P!
    • Wednesday- Friday March 6-8th:  Ruby Tuesday’s of Easton Gives Back 10% of the sales will benefit Team Paul Lewis.
    • Wednesday March 6th:  Sneak Peek Dancing for the Dogs!  At the Waterfowl Building (Old Armory on S. Harrison St.) Check out Team Mike Linardi, Team Jordan Lloyd and Team Cleo Braver!  7P-9P for $10 ( or more if you wish!!!) at the door you get to see 3 of the competitors dance and have some sweet treats while doing so!

 

For more information on this fun and fabulous event, go to www.dancingforthedogs.com

Remember, when we each do our part, we make an amazing difference for the animals of our community!

Holiday and Matching Campaigns Make a Difference!

Donations made to Talbot Humane last month during our  holiday appeal and matching gift campaign well exceeded our initial goal of $30,000.   Because of your generosity these 2 campaigns brought more than $75,000 to Talbot Humane!

“We are so appreciative of the community’s support,” said Patty Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane. “The St. John Foundation, an exceptionally generous friend of Talbot Humane, has again matched contributions made during the month of December, and we are thrilled. This will help many animals during the winter when many need it most.”

The matching challenge ensures that each contribution saves twice as many animals, purchases twice as much pet food and supports twice as many veterinary services. Vernon Nily of the St. John Foundation said, “We are proud and happy to assist Talbot Humane in any way and are amazed at the number of contributions they raised in December.”

Thank you friends.  Once again, proof YOU make all the difference for the animals in our community.

Run LOCAL for Talbot Humane- Partnering with St. Michaels Running Festival!

St. Michaels Running Festival and Talbot Humane Partner! 

We are excited to let you know that Talbot Humane has become a non-profit partner of the St. Michaels Running Festival – which will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  In partnering with this event, we have a wonderful opportunity to raise money and awareness for our cause.  Here is how the partnership works:

We have created a team, Talbot County Humane Society, and we need as many people as possible to sign up for our team.  10% of ALL registration fees will be donated to our organization from the running festival. *

Talbot Humane team UNLEASHED will begin training for the St. Michaels Running festival soon!  Walkers to runners, couch potatoes to seasoned runners- WE WANT YOU ALL!  Check out how to get moving with Talbot Humane!

Don’t need training help but still want to do more for Talbot Humane?  Raise funds from friends and family to support your run that day- It’s easy to do and will make a great impact on our efforts!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We are asking you to sign up to participate in the St. Michaels Running Festival.  You don’t have to be a runner to do it – you can run in any of the races or even walk the 5k course. Just sign up online and make sure you choose Talbot County Humane Society when prompted to join a team.  During the sign up, you will be asked if you would like to raise additional funds for a charity. Please select YES and choose Talbot County Humane Society. You will be able to customize your charity home page after completing registration. You access your fundraising homepage via a link that will be sent with your registration confirmation email.

If you can, please commit to helping us by spreading the word to your friends and family.

You can sign up online by going to www.RunStM.com (click on the register now tab) or you can contact us to talk about joining our team – Nancy Wells – (410) 822-0107 – nancyw@talbothumane.org

*In order for us to get the 10% contribution, no other discounts may be used.  

 

Clint & Lomax Happy New Beginnings!

Last November, two deserving kittens needed your help. Thanks to your generosity, both Clint and Lomax received the surgeries they required.
As you may remember, Lomax was in need of surgery to removed a ruptured eye.  He received his surgery and healed quickly.   The most fabulous part of his story was still to come.  Lomax was not in our adoption program more than 2 days when his new family came to Talbot Humane and fell in love. This was all possible because of you!

Clint, needing much more invasive and complicated surgery has also received his treatment.  Upon further investigation and examination, he was discovered to be in need of corrective surgery on his knee.  Just days after Christmas the veterinarians at Veterinary Medical Center performed his surgery.  His prognosis is great!  He is still recovering from surgery here at Talbot Humane and will surely find his new home once he is ready to be adopted!

Lomax loves relaxing in his new home

 

2012 is One for the Record Books… Thanks to YOU!

If you are anything like those of us here at Talbot Humane, you too are wondering where 2012 went!  So much was accomplished for the animals of our community.  2013 is here and we are ready for another successful year!

Here is a snapshot of 2012:

  • More than 1,320 animals entered our care
  • Over 980 animals were adopted, transferred to other 501.c.3 rescue groups or rehabilitation centers, or, were lost and reclaimed by their owners.
  • 270 animals entered foster care to receive the specialized care they deserve
  • Volunteers gave over 15,000 hours of their time to Talbot Humane
  • Officers responded to nearly 800 initial calls and complaints
  • Over 600 animals were spayed and neutered
  • Over 700 children received a lesson in humane care and kindness to animals
  • Your votes placed us in 1 of only 50 spots in the ASPCA Rachael Ray Competition
  • You won us 5,000 lbs of kitty litter from Worlds Best Cat Litter
  • We participated in over 50 events around our community thanks to our dedicated volunteers
  • We got UNLEASHED for the first time!  Creating a charity marathon training program we hope to continue for many years to come
  • Year 3 of Bark in the Park was bigger and better than ever- thanks to YOU!

Because we each did our part, 2012 was a success for the animals of our community. We are looking forward to what 2013 holds.  We hope you continue to follow and support our efforts.  If we each do a little, together, we DO make a difference.

Resolve with us to make a difference in 2013- Adopt. Donate. Volunteer.  Save a life with Talbot Humane!

For the Animals,

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby

Make Double the Difference for the Animals this Holiday

Thanks to a generous member of our community, we have been offered an amazing gift.  The chance to double dollars given to Talbot Humane through the end of 2012! We have all heard of the “Shop Local” push in recent years, we would like to encourage “Donate Local” as well.  Your donations to Talbot Humane are used here in your own back yard, for animals in our community.  Many people are surprised to learn Talbot Humane receives no funding from national organizations.  We rely heavily on the generosity of our friends and neighbors in order to provide care to animals in need.

The matching challenge means contributions received will save twice as many animals, purchase twice as much pet food and support twice as many veterinary services. Donors simply need to write “matching gift” in the memo line of their checks or online donations to have their contributions matched through December 31, 2012.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 during the holiday season between our holiday appeal and the “Double Dog Dare” for the animals in our care.   Where else can you potentially double your donation, and really see it make a difference in the lives of those most in need?   Interested in making a difference in the lives of the animals at Talbot Humane? Donate securely here on our website!

Westphal Jewelers Believes “Charity Begins at Home!”

Once again our friends at Westphal Jewelers at 19 North Harrison St. are making a difference for the animals of Talbot Humane.  When you make your purchase at their store, share with them that Talbot Humane is your charity of choice- they will then donate 10% of your sale to our organization.  “We are happy with the generous response to our previous fundraising efforts,” says Bill Westphal.  “Giving back to the community has always been a cornerstone of our business.  We have so many worthy organizations in our area that we decided to invite everyone to select their own beneficiaries.”

“The Westphals have always be so generous to Talbot Humane, we are thrilled to have them continue to give back to so many organizations in our community,” states Executive Director Patty Quimby.

We at Talbot Humane are so thankful for the Westphal family and other like them in our community who continue to give back.  As you can see, shopping local helps more than just the store owners in our area, it makes a difference for the animals and other non-profit organizations in our community.   For more information on Westphal Jewelers please visit their website:  http://www.westphaljewelers.com/

It’s Going to be a Happening Holiday Season at Talbot Humane!

The holidays are a wonderful time at Talbot Humane.  We love joining in all of the joy our community has to offer and hosting a few fun events ourselves!  There really is something for everyone during the holidays at Talbot Humane!

  • Matching Gift Campaign thanks to a generous donor through December 31st! Thanks to a generous member of our community, we have been offered an amazing gift!  The chance to double our donations!  Our goal is to raise $30,000 during the holiday season for the animals in our care.  All you have to do to double your donation is put “matching gift” in the memo line of your check.  Your donations will make double the difference for the animals!  To donate online simply visit our secure site here.  In the memo type “matching gift” as well.
  • NEW!  Westphal Jewelers Charity Begins at Home Campaign:  Thanks to the generosity of Westphal Jewelers owners Bill & Lisa Westphal, this year if you tell them your charity of choice is Talbot Humane, we will receive 10% of your sale!  Click here for details: http://talbothumane.org/westphal-charity-begins-at-home/
  • Saturday December 1st Talbot Humane’s 4th Annual Home for the Holidays Open House Once again we plan a fabulous day of adoptions, fun and fellowship at Talbot Humane!  Great shopping in our Pawsatively Fabulous Boutique for the animals and animal lovers in your life.  We have raffles and door prizes, goodie bags for all adopters too!  Volunteers are already planning their treats to serve and of course we will have an abundance of pets in need of new furr-ever homes. We hope you choose to stop by and enjoy the day with Talbot Humane!
  • Saturday December 1st Easton’s Olde Tyme Holiday Parade!  Starts at 7p downtown!

 

  • Saturday December 8th Christmas in St. Michaels Parade 10:30a
  • Saturday December 8th The Arts in Easton Banner Auction Beginning at 7p at the Waterfowl Building, this year Talbot Humane is so thankful to be the beneficiary of Mr. Allan Mielke’s banner “Dr. Ozzy.”  We are very lucky to have such a gracious friend of Talbot Humane!  For more information or to view the banners visit the banner program site here.
  • Saturday & Sunday December 15 &16 Photos with Santa Paws at the Easton PetSmart. Each year PetSmart donates to local shelters by their Photo with Santa Paws program.  This year the weekend for Talbot Humane to benefit is December 15th & 16th!  We will be there from 11a-4p, ready to help you make a holiday memory with your pet!  The photos cost $10, and Talbot Humane will receive $5 from each photo sold on these days.  These make great gifts for family and friends!  We love that it has become a tradition for so many of our adopters- a great way to give back to Talbot Humane.  We hope to see you!
  • Saturday December 22nd The 4th Annual Cookie Walk and Pawsatively Fab Boutique at the Easton Farmer’s Market starts at 8a.  This event has become quite a sensation!  Thanks to Talbot Humane volunteer Jen Frye’s idea, this event has raised a ton of cash for the critters in our care!  Our volunteers bake like mad to help the animals, and help take some of the stress off you during the holiday season!  The idea, we have hundreds of homemade cookies lined up.  You buy your box, and we fill it with your choice of delish treats!  These make great gifts, use them instead of baking away yourself, or just have them on hand when friends drop by.  Every cent goes to the care of the animals.  Our boutique will also be open for those last minute gifts for the pets and pet lovers in your life.  Interested in helping bake?  email our volunteer coordinator Susan Langfitt today and she will add you to the list!
  • Tuesday December 25th Santa Paws Delivers!  From 7a-9a Talbot Humane Elves will be delivering adopted pets to homes!  Click here for more details!

As you can see, there is a lot going on at Talbot Humane in the coming weeks.  We hope you join in the fun.  We appreciate you for all you do to help the animals in our care, and in the community. 

Santa Paws Delivers!

Our adoption center is full of homeless animals in need of a fur-ever home. We also have many animals in foster care awaiting their chance to be adopted. One of the best things about Christmas is finding the purr-fect gift for your family.   What could be better than saving the life of well deserving animal in the process?

‘Santa’s Talbot Humane Elves’ will be spreading the joy of the season by DELIVERING adopted pets to their new families ON CHRISTMAS MORNING!

The adoption process remains the same, but for an additional delivery donation of $25 we can have that pet show up at your house between 7am and 9am.  Due to time & volunteer limits, we can only offer this service to adopters within a 30 mile radius of the shelter.

All applications for animals must be completed at the LATEST by December 20th  to allow time for processing. If your adoption is approved the adoption paperwork must be completed, adoption fee paid in full, and leashes (dogs) or carriers (cats) and collars for EACH must be supplied to the shelter before 4pm on Saturday December 22nd.

Call our adoption center at (410)822-0107 for more information.

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