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4th Annual Dancing for the Dogs

Dancing for the Dogs

The 2015 Dancing for the Dogs competition is underway!  Talbot Humane is thrilled to once again be a beneficiary of this fabulous event.  We along with Caroline County Humane Society and TomCat Solutions are looking forward to the best event to date all to help the animals of our area!   Seats once again sold out in record time for this must attend event.  Even though you may not have been able to purchase a ticket, there are still many ways to help support the event and even get to see some of the dancers strut their stuff (including our very own Dr. Mark Langfitt!) 

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday February 14th: Dancers in the Doghouse right here at Talbot Humane
  • Wednesday February 18th:  Owen Wormser Guest Bartender at Doc’s Downtown Grill
  • Monday February 23rd: Daria Wilson Guest Soda Tender and Box Lunch sale at Hill’s Soda Fountain
  • Wednesday February 25th: Mark McGuire Guest Bartender Hunter’s Tavern
  • Friday February 27th: Daria’s In the Doghouse at Preston Ford
  • Sunday March 1st:  Bingo at Easton Firehouse for Dr. Jan Tesi
  • Saturday March 7th:  Preview Party for Dr. Mark Langfitt and Dr. Jan Tesi
  • Friday March 13th: Womanless Beauty Pageant at Easton High School for Dr. Mark Langfitt
  • ONGOING- Aida Leisure has a beautiful bracelet for sale to benefit her fundraising- $25 from each piece goes to DFTD.
  • ONGOING- Go to www.dancingforthedogs.com and make a donation to your favorite local celebrity!!!

 

Dancing for the Dogs is an independent fundraising effort created by amazing friends to the animals of the Midshore.  For more information on the event, celebrity dancers, more upcoming events or to make a donation, please visit their website www.dancingforthedogs.com today!

Numbers are in… YOU were a life saver in 2014!

Yes, it’s true! YOU improved the lives of animals in our community last year!
  • Almost 300 animals benefited from foster care.
  • 600+ animals were spayed or neutered.Travis (2)
  • Our open admission shelter provided compassionate care to over 1,200 animals.
  • Our live release rate rose to 92%!
  • 126 animals were reunited with their families.
  • 771 animals were adopted, transferred to other 501.c.3 rescues or relocated.
  • We witnessed an empty Dog Adoption Wing TWICE in a 5 month period!
  • You filled our Pet Pantry with nutritious food for animals in need.
  • Humane Education events were offered across the county.
  • Our volunteers participated in more than 50 community events in 2014.
  • Volunteers gave over 15,000 hours to Talbot Humane.
  • By reporting cases of neglect and abuse, you saved the lives of countless animals.

To each of you who adopt, donate, volunteer, network, share our pets on social media, foster, or spread the good news of what we do, YOU SAVE LIVES.  Here’s to 2015 being the best year yet for the animals of our community! 

Local Production of “Annie” to Help the Animals of Talbot Humane

annieEASTON MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL ANNIE

Under the direction of Richard A. Vitanovec, Easton Middle School proudly presents the Broadway musical Annie. Show dates are January 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 7:00 pm and January 25 at 2:00 pm at the Easton High School Auditorium. This is the 10th anniversary of Vitanovec’s first musical at Easton Middle School, which was Annie back in 2004. This production involves over 50 students from 3rd grade through 12th grade, as well as some Easton Middle School faculty.

To give his students a unique experience, Vitanovec was also able to contact Bill Berloni, animal trainer for Broadway and Hollywood, and he will be bringing one of his dogs, Mikey, to play “Sandy” in the production. Mikey played “Sandy” in the 30th Anniversary National Tour of Annie and was the “Sandy” understudy on Broadway. Berloni will be coming with Mikey to work with the cast. He has trained ALL of the “Sandys” on Broadway as well as the Sandy in the newest movie of Annie that came out this past December. The students and Vitanovec are very excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity.

This is a big-hearted musical for the whole family. Come see Annie January 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 7:00 pm and January 25 at 2:00 pm at Easton High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children/students. Advance tickets can be purchased at Easton Middle School, Crackerjacks, Little Rascals, Reeser’s Pharmacy, and Rise Up Coffee Roasters on Dover Street.

“SANDY’S PANTRY”- Bring 4+ cans of cat/dog food or a bag of cat/dog food to the show and you will be entered in a raffle for a special prize. The cat and dog food will be donated to Talbot Humane to help all the “Sandys” that find their way there.

Pit bull spay & neuter – FOR FREE!

PittiePupsGirlsYes, it’s true!  Thanks to a grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Talbot Humane is able to provide FREE spay/neuter services- including vaccinations- at no cost to the pet owner while funds last. 

Did you know:
  • 58% of ALL dogs entering U.S. animal shelters are pit bull or pit bull mixes?
  • The average cost to PROPERLY care for a litter of puppies (average litter 5 -9 puppies) is well over that which you will “make” from the sale of the puppies.  This cost rises greatly if the mother is unable to nurse or there are any medical complications.
  • Dog flippers, hoarders and fighters scour social media and free to good home ads for animals which often end up abused and neglected.
Show your dog you love them, have them spayed or neutered! 
If you are a Talbot County resident in need of spay/neuter services for your pit bull or pit bull mix type dog contact our office TODAY! 

UNLEASHED is Taking on 2015!

original unleashedCan you even believe 2015 is almost here?  Well, Talbot Humane’s Charity Running Program UNLEASHED will be running into the new year with hopes of changing more lives- human and animal! 

UNLEASHED is a 6-month physical conditioning program geared at both beginners and experienced runners. More than 100,000 marathoners have used the training method that Unleashed is based on, with 98% success!  The training combines running with regular walk breaks to help you build endurance.  You will start out with a slow 3-mile run and gradually increase your distance each Saturday during group runs.  Each week you will see your progress and really appreciate how far you’ve come!  Generally, new runners start out with half marathon training.  Returning runners often opt to train for a full marathon! 

Often it isn’t the idea of running that deters potential team members, it is the fundraising aspect.  One of our biggest doubters last year, who stressed that she was not going to raise her $500 goal actually turned out to be our biggest fundraiser of the season!  We will guide you through your fundraising and make it fun and easy to reach all of your goals- physical and financial! 

For more information on UNLEASHED and the perks you gain from joining our team, visit us HERE.

 

Join Talbot Humane and Make a Difference for the Animals on #GivingTuesday

giving tuesday 14We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Why not choose  to help the animals of Talbot Humane on #GivingTuesday as part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity?

A few ways you can make a difference for the animals on #GivingTuesday December 2nd:

  • Have a donation drive at your school, office or with your group of friends.  You can share our wishlist in advance to encourage support.
  • Make a tax deductible donation to Talbot Humane which will count toward our end-of-year Matching Gift Campaign.
  • Share animals in need on your social media for the day in hopes of finding homes for the holidays.
  • Sign up to be a volunteer in 2015- start the new year off with a mission to help those in need.
  • Commit to a monthly gift to the animals. Even $10 a month can change an animal’s life!
  • Be sure to post your #unselfie on your social media pages and show the world how you are giving back!

We hope you join Talbot Humane in making a difference for our community on #GivingTuesday.  When we all do our part, we make an amazing difference together.

 

It’s All About the Felines at Talbot Humane!

adopt furrlicityDue to the overwhelming number of cats and kittens still in our care, Talbot Humane has drastically cut the fees for adoptions through the end of 2014!  All felines young and old, big and small have an adoption fee of only $10! This is in an effort to help the adopters with the costs associated with a new pet- wellness visit at the vet, food, toys, beds, litter pans etc., and to help find our beloved kitties new forever homes.  The application process remains the same, so apply today! The process takes 1-2 business days (often less!) Stop by today and fall in love with one of our MANY sweet cats.  Visitation at our adoption center begins daily at 11AM, or stop by PetSmart of Easton to visit with those at the Cat Adoption Center inside the store. 

Click here to check out our cats for adoption now!

 

Pawsitively Fabulous Boutique Opens Again!

boutiqueTalbot Humane is thrilled to be partnering once again with Lacaze Meredith Realty at 17 N. Harrison St. to open our Pawsitively Fabulous Boutique in downtown Easton.  The shop will be open Friday- Sunday beginning on Waterfowl Weekend and will open every weekend through December 21nd.

The boutique is filled with fresh ideas and gifts for everyone, not only animal lovers.  Even if you are not a pet owner, you will want to visit our shop for gifts and goodies for yourself, friends and loved ones.  Candles, clothing, home decor, pet toys and more will be filling the shop, all to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane.

Volunteers will be greeting shoppers Fridays and Saturdays 10AM-4PM and Sundays noon-4PM through December 21nd.  Once you’ve visited our boutique we hope you support the other downtown businesses as the too  give back to the community in so many ways.

Bark Week Returns!

bark week

THE FUN STARTS MONDAY OCTOBER 12

Bark Week is going to make you chase your tail with excitement!

 

You know us, we cannot contain the fun to just one day!  Start with our Facebook trivia contest.  Each day sometime between 9A-noon we will post a trivia question about Talbot Humane, animals, pet care or Bark in the Park.  The first correct answer each day will win a Bark in the Park related prize ranging from event registration to BITP T-shirts and more!  On Tuesday October 14th tune to Bark in the Park sponsor WCEI 96.7 during the 8 o’clock hour. Matt & Mo will be chatting with Patty Quimby & Susan Langfitt about Talbot Humane and Bark in the Park! Then, on Friday October 17th tune into Delmarvalife on WBOC Channel 16 at 5PM to see our adoptable pets (some will be dressed ready for the costume parade!) and last minute updates on Saturday’s event.

As the sponsor for the Bark in the Park Guinness World Record Costume Parade the Hair O’ The Dog Gang is jumping right in to make Bark Week FUN and FABULOUS for everyone! October 12-17 they will be making sure you don’t forget about Bark in the Park!

  • Here is a reason to get that costume ready now! “The Dog” will be holding a Dog Costume Contest throughout the week. Go to Hair O’ the Dog on Marlboro Rd. in Easton with costumed dogs have more fun! your dog dressed to impress and they will take photos to post to the HOTD Facebook page. The dog with the most likes will win a $50 gift card to HOTD, 2nd place a $25 gift card and 3rd place a $10 gift card!
  • On Friday October 17th the “Wine Diva” Leeanne and Talbot Humane board member Jo Verne have challenged each other to a cook-off using Guinness! The winner is judged by YOU with your $$$! (real winners- the animals who benefit from the cash donated!)
  • Friday will also have a wine tasting featuring a Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon from Frenchie Winery. Frenchie donates $1.00 for every bottle sold to the national ASPCA. They also have French Bulldogs on the labels and are geared towards dog lovers!

We wish to send great thanks to our major event sponsors: Hair O’ The Dog, Koons of Easton, Easton Utilities, WCEI Radio, Bay Imprint, and The Star Democrat.

We hope you choose to support Talbot Humane in our biggest fundraiser of the year. We know you are busy. We know you have many worthy organizations asking for your support. You truly make a difference for the animals or our community when you support Talbot Humane. It is very true, when we each do our part, amazing things happen.

Going for Guinness! Talbot Humane’s Bark in the Park is shooting for the stars!

Bark in the Park 2012Can you believe we will soon be celebrating our 5th Annual Bark in the Park Family Festival? While this is our biggest fundraiser of the year, it is also an amazing day of entertainment and fellowship among the animal lovers of our community. This event has become the most fun you can have with your pooch on the mid shore each October! We love that so many dogs bring out their owners to support the mission of Talbot Humane. This year we are combining our traditional fun with some new and exciting events on October 18th!

I bet many of you skimmed through the Guinness Book of World Records as a kid and thought, “how cool would it be to get in this book?” Well, here is a chance for you and your dog to make history with Talbot Humane. We want you to break out the canine costumes for this year’s Festival! We have obtained permission to attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of dogs in a costume parade. This parade will be our Dog Walk for the event and is sponsored by Hair O’ The Dog. If the current record of 337 dogs is broken, then indeed each dog is a World Record Dog- now that is something to bark about! Per Guinness rules all dogs must be healthy, be in a costume of at least two pieces, and only one dog is allowed per handler. Preregistration is $25 and is strongly encouraged. This can be done by clicking here and registering online NOW or printing the BITP Event Registration Form and submitting to Talbot Humane with your payment!

 

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