Talbot Humane


Lives are saved thanks to friends like you!


At the end of April, Anastasia, a 1yr old Parsons Terrier arrived  at Talbot Humane.  Stray, scared and very pregnant, our staff provided for her and gave her extra TLC each day.  Unfortunately like so many other animals that come through our doors, no one ever came searching for this sweet girl.
Last Friday morning Anastasia went into labor and staff anxiously awaited the new arrivals.  Very quickly we realized something was wrong and rushed her to the veterinarian.  While the puppies could not be saved, the doctors at Veterinary Medical Center saved Anastasia’s life.  The happy ending is she is recovering at Talbot Humane and has a new family waiting for her once she is well enough to go home.This week Officer Brittingham received a call after hours for a dog with severe injuries dueto a scuffle with a neighbor’s pet.   Lilly, the black lab mix was not doing well and the owner could not afford veterinary treatment.  Wanting what was best for her dog, the owner surrendered Lilly to Talbot Humane.

Officer Brittingham rushed Lilly to Veterinary Medical Center where they quickly went to work, cleaning her wounds, inserting drains and starting her on antibiotics.  She is expected to make a full recovery.

Situations like these are not uncommon at Talbot Humane.  We do our very best for each animal entering our care.  It is part of our mission to  place every treatable and adoptable pet into a new forever home.  But, to provide care for pets like Anastasia and Lilly is expensive.  The medical bills for these 2 deserving pups have already risen to over $1,500. I’m sure you can guess, this will take a big bite out of our Shiloh Fund. This fund was created to provide special needs care beyond the basics to Talbot Humane animals.

This is where you come in.

We need your help today so we can provide care such as this to future Lillys and Anastasias.  It is because of friends like you that we are able to fulfill our mission daily.  Won’t you consider making a donation to our Shiloh Fund now?  Your donation will save the life of the next special needs animal that comes through our  doors.

Thank you for considering a tax deductible donation to Talbot Humane.  Remember, if we each do a little, we can make an amazing difference for the animals together.

For the Animals,

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby

Talbots of Easton Helps Talbot Humane this Saturday!

This Saturday May 18th, Talbots of Easton will be helping the animals of Talbot Humane!  They will collect food and monetary donations all day to help feed and care for our pets during the winter months.  We will be at the Talbottown Shopping Center from 11a-2p with information about our shelter, animals for adoption and goodies to give away!  All customers who make a donation receive a discount on your purchase that day.  We are excited to partner with Talbots, and we hope you choose to support businesses that give back to the community.

Don’t Miss the Fun- Bark in the Park 2013 October 19th


Bark in the Park 2013 is on it’s way to being the best year yet!  We are looking forward to Saturday October 19, 2013 for a day of fun and fundraising for the animals.  

Bark in the Park brings the community together, raises awareness to the plight of homeless animals and is a wonderful day of fellowship among animal lovers.  But, let’s face it- the funds raised are VITAL!

Everyone, even those who cannot attend, have a chance to  make difference for the animals in our community.   

 More MUST SEE events at Bark in the Park this year:   

  • Parade of Adoptable Dogs including regional shelters and rescue groups
  • The Fun and Famous Dog Show
  • Agility,  dog tricks, tail wagging contest, chow down
  • Animal Rescue Tent- local veterinarians and regional animal welfare groups in attendance
  • Vendors
  • Carriage rides, Music, Shopping and much more!

Businesses & Local Non-profits- We want YOU! 

For more information on how you can be a part of this life saving community event, please contact Nancy Wells (410)822-0107 or email nancyw@talbothumane.org today!


We Thank Our Sponsors

Baird Wealth Management

Bay Imprint

C. Albert Matthews

Captain’s Ketch Seafood

Choptank Electric

Delmarva Unleashed Magazine

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Easton Elks Club

Easton Utilities Commission

Foxy’s Harbour Grill

Hair o’ the Dog

Hertrich of Easton

Jason’s Computer Services

Maryland Environmental Service

M&T Bank

Mid Atlantic Tire

Oxford Lawn & Landscape


Pierson’s Comfort Stations

Preston Automotive

Provident State Bank

Queenstown Bank

Salisbury Gift & Garden

Tricrown Inn for Pets

Visitors TV Network

West & Callahan

Whitten Insurance/Nationwide

YMCA of Chesapeake



Cinco De CAT-O at Talbot Humane

As of May 1, 2013 there were 86 felines in our care.  Most of these are wonderful adult cats looking for a loving home.  As cat lovers know, felines, when well cared for and living indoors can live to upwards of 15-20 years!  So a 5 yr old cat still has so much to give.  In an effort to place our adults before kittens season kicks into high gear we are offering all cats 5 years and older at the bargain adoption fee of only $5 for a limited time.  All interested parties must still submit an adoption application and follow the regular process.

Remember, all of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, vaccinated- including the rabies vaccine, FeLV/FIV tested, wormed, receive flea and tick treatment and microchipped.  Stop by and meet our cats Monday – Saturday after 11AM.  We are sure you will fall in love!  To see some of the many cats available at Talbot Humane, simply click HERE.


Dogs Welcome! Talbot County Pet Friendly Businesses

Many of us live busy lives.  On our days off we like to spend the day with our pets, but, not always sitting at home!  Talbot Humane thought our pet loving friends would like to see a list of local businesses who welcome not only you, but your pooch too!  This is not a finite list, and it continues to grow!  If you would like your business listed here please email Patty at patty@talbothumane.org today!




ID saves LIVES- ID Specials for April at Talbot Humane!

It is a proven fact.  Identification SAVES lives.  According to the ASPCA Professional Blog, the rate of stray dogs and cats being returned to their owners/guardians “hovers between 10-30% for dogs and less than 5% for cats.”  In Talbot county our rates are 37% and 5% respectively.  This is a horribly low number!  Your pets cannot tell us where they live, or, your phone number.  We need owners to be proactive.  Even the most responsible pet owner could  have a pet go missing.  Our goal is for every loved pet to be returned home when lost.  But, for this, we need pet owner’s help!

Before disaster strikes- properly identifying your pet. 

Beautiful affectionate cat, stray. No one called for her…

The best ID combination consists of a microchip, plus a pet license tag and a personalized tag hanging from the collar. Having just one form of ID may not work—pets can lose their collars or the microchip information may not be current in the local animal shelter licensing or national microchip databases. Even indoor-only animals need identification—in case someone leaves a door or window open and they escape unnoticed, for example. Pet ID is also important in case of an emergency or when disaster strikes your home or neighborhood. If there is a fire or a natural disaster, it may be necessary to evacuate your companion animals even if you are not home at the time.

If the worst happens

Geriatric Bassett Hound, certainly missing his family. Never claimed.

Call your local animal control agency, veterinary offices and neighbors immediately.  Do not assume your beloved pet “will find their way home,” because the fact is, all too often they don’t.  Make sure your microchip information is up to date annually, with current addresses and phone numbers.  Purchase your county license annually.  Talbot Humane keeps a database with every license sold.  so many times animals are returned by the good citizens who find the pets- BECAUSE they are properly identified.

Take advantage of Talbot Humane’s Pet ID Services

Talbot Humane is celebrating National Pet ID week by offering $1 engraved ID tags and $10 microchip services for the month of April.  Call today to make an appointment, (410)822-0107.   Why take the chance on never seeing your beloved pet again?  ID does save lives, and, prevents broken hearts too.



Talbot Humane Pet Pantry Celebrates 5th Year!

Simply amazing.  Those are really the only words to describe the community support to help feed hungry pets in our area.  When Talbot Humane began our Pet Pantry in 2008, we really had no idea it would take off in such a fabulous way.  Our goal was simple, to help  owners who are faced with the prospect of surrendering their pets because they can no longer afford to purchase food. Many needy families in our community are loving pet owners, but, may be having a difficult time providing food for both their families and their pets during these trying financial times.

When we started we had a few pantry users.  Within one year we were serving close to 100 friends in the community, and these numbers continue to grow.  Today dispensing more than 2 tons of food annually, this program is truly life saving.  The beauty of this program is that every bag and can of food has been donated by our generous community.  We have even had friends who used the pantry, donate back once they have gotten on their feet.  Others have chosen to volunteer with Talbot Humane so they can give back too.

Over the past 5 years, we have seen pet pantries open in shelters in our surrounding counties.  We now even have a group who’s sole goal is to collect food for the shelter pantries- Pet Pantries of Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.  Our work isn’t done yet.  There are still days where we are down to only a few bags of food on our shelves.  We are always accepting dry dog and cat food for the Talbot Humane Pet Pantry.  Great thanks is owed to everyone who has donated to this project.

Thank you friends for all you do.  This is just one more example, if we each do a little, together we truly make a major difference for the animals.

For the animals,

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby

Let’s Stop Kitten Season in it’s Tracks!

March is here and for Talbot Humane and all the other rescues and humane societies in the area this means we will soon be seeing litter upon litter of kittens.  We want to stop kitten season in it’s tracks today!  Talbot County residents you really cannot beat this deal.

If your feline companion or barn cat is over 8 weeks of age, we can help you have he or she spayed or neutered through our low cost spay neuter program. Not only does your cat receive this surgery, but they are dewormed, nails trimmed, and receive rabies and distemper when needed. For an additional fee you may have your cat tested for FeLV/FIV and/or microchipped.

Please call today to schedule your appointment at (410)822-0107.  Be part of the solution to animal over population- have your pet spayed and neutered today!


Oxford Day 2013- Goes to the Dogs- AGAIN!

Talbot Humane is excited to announce Oxford Day is once again, Going to the Dogs!  Join the fun on Saturday, April 27 in Oxford for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. This year  Hair O’ the Dog is the Grand Sponsor of Talbot Humane activities.

Oxford Day begins at 7:30AM with 10k and 5k walk/runs  and the festivities go all day!  The Talbot Humane Breakfast Tent, sponsored by Invisible Fence, will fill your need for morning caffeine and a tasty treat.   The Oxford Day Dog Walk, sponsored by TriCrown Inn for Pets begins at 9:00 am runs from the Causeway to the Ferry Dock. The blessing of the animals takes place just before the Walk at 8:55 am. Download the Oxford day dog walk registration 2013 now! The fee to participate is $25.  All money raised benefits the animals of Talbot Humane- The goal for this day to raise $2,500!

Once at the Ferry Dock,  show your pup pride in the Talbot Humane Oxford Day Dog Show, once again sponsored by Maryland Shore Pet Resort.  This is always great fun, and there is no fee to enter 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 A Like, Dogs Adopted from Other Rescue Organizations, Unique Looks, Best Trick and Best of Show. Trophies will be awarded and pictures will be taken.  We are still accepting sponsors for the dog show!  Interested?  Sponsor a class in the Dog Show 2013– download now!

The Annual Oxford Day Parade begins at 11. 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.







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.

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