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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.

 

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.  

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.

 

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