Join us for an outdoor social-distanced concert to support the animals of the Midshore
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations) today announced that its Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign will run from August 1 to August 31. To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing measures, the stations’ month-long “Adopt & Donate” effort will feature virtual pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues. This is the sixth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations present their popular pet adoption initiative to communities nationwide. Since 2015, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign has helped more than 410,000 pets find new homes.
This year Talbot Humane is excited to participate in this national initiative. We have cut adoption fees in half, offering super sized new pet packets and you have the satisfaction of saving a life! Check out the pets for adoption now!
Oxford, MD – For the past decade, the Oxford Business Association’s (OBA) fall auction of these beautiful painted picket fences has been a highly anticipated event. Local artists from Oxford, Easton and St. Michaels have volunteered their time, talents, and creativity to produce colorful painted scenes on each 4-picket section of the iconic Oxford Fence representing Eastern Shore Life. These works of art will be auctioned, with all proceeds going to local charities and nonprofits. The fences are on display throughout the town of Oxford for the entire summer. This project is meant to invite everyone to explore Oxford and its unique shops and restaurants, while allowing OBA to give back. For many years the OBA has supported area charities and nonprofits, and this year there are ten partner organizations. Each is represented by an artist and the auction proceeds for each fence will go to the represented organization.
Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to come stroll the shady streets of Oxford and discover these little gems on display. In the past, the project has culminated with all the fences at the Oxford Community Center for a reception and live auction. The OCC auditorium is usually full of people vying for a chance to take one of these one-of-a-kind pieces of art home. This year COVID-19 has made it necessary to adjust plans and the auction has moved online and outside. Now, more than ever these charities and nonprofit organizations need support from the community. OBA did not want to cancel the opportunity to support these important organizations and to also provide some enjoyment for locals and visitors. In addition to being on display in Oxford for the summer, the Picket Fences will be promoted online, with online bidding until September 25th at https://portofoxford.com/picket-fence-auction-2020/. The fences will then be moved to the Oxford Community Center for an outdoor display and live auction (with social distancing and masks) to close out the project on September 26th. Anyone unable to attend will also be able to leave a proxy ‘left-bid’ on the website.
This year participating artists, and the organization that will receive the proceeds of their fences sale are: Sally Fronk – CASA of the Mid-Shore; Louisa Zendt – Chesapeake Multi-Cultural Center; Kevin Garber – For All Seasons; Kate Huntington – John Wesley Preservation Society; Cid Collins-Walker – OCC; Marie Davis
– Oxford Garden Club; Louisa Zendt – Oxford Museum; Maggii Sarafaty – Shore Rivers; Mark Montoya – Talbot Humane Society; Lisa Wendig – Tred Avon Jr. Sailing.
The Oxford Business Association works to promote the town of Oxford and to provide a positive business environment for its members to achieve cultural, civic, economic, and business goals and contribute to the prosperity and vitality of the Oxford community. Visit www.portofoxford.com for more information.
Our friends at Petfinder have some great information on keeping your pets safe during the 4th of July holiday! The busiest day for shelters and animal control agencies across the country is July 4th.
We want you and your pets to have a safe and joyful 4th of July!
Register your pet any time between June 1- July 31`, 2020 (keep in mind that early entrants are likely to get the most votes). Submit your pet’s photo and brief text telling your pet’s story. Your $25 registration fee is considered a tax-deductible donation to Talbot Humane. Each entrant will receive a copy of the Talbot Humane Petparazzi 2020 Calendar, a $15.00 value!
Once your pet is entered and appears on our contest website, it’s time to start encouraging your family, friends, co-workers, etc., to vote early and often for your pet. $1 buys 1 vote ($5 minimum). Spread the word…share your pet’s campaign by email and via social media. People can vote as often as they like and votes will be displayed on the contest web page as they come in. Don’t forget to vote for your pet yourself! Our goal is to raise $10,000+ to help Talbot Humane continue to help the animals of our community.
There are 12 full-page opportunities to win. Entries are divided into three categories eligible for prizes: dogs, cats, and other (any other domestic animal such as a bird, reptile, small companion animal, etc.). The top 5 dogs, top 5 cats, and top 2 “other” pets with the most votes in their respective categories will be featured as a Pet of the Month in the 2020 Talbot Humane Petparazzi Calendar. The pet with the most votes overall will be our Grand Prize winner, named Talbot Humane’s 2021 Coverpet of the Year, and will be featured on the cover of the calendar in addition to appearing as a Pet of the Month.
As COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives in recent weeks, Talbot Humane has placed a few policies in place to encourage the community to participate in social distancing. Please read carefully as some items have changed in recent days:
By following these guidelines we feel we are able to continue to serve the animals and our community safely and humanely. Thank you all for your steadfast support!
We all worry about our loved ones during an emergency, human and pets alike. We generally consider “disasters” as weather emergencies, wildfires, flooding. The current worries of COVID-19 are good reminders to be prepared to care for our pets during all emergencies, personal, local, regional.
Here are some key points to keep in mind, whether you have to evacuate due to a hurricane, fall ill with influenza, or break a leg:
For information on creating a home disaster plan click here: https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/make-disaster-plan-your-pets
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