Saints Peter and Paul school has been a long-time supporter of the shelter. Several times a year, the students raise funds and do food, toy, and supply drives for the animals who reside adjacent to their playing fields. The latest gifts came from the members of the SSPP Art Club, who combine beautiful artwork with service to the community. The high school-age youth painted ceramic dog and cat food bowls, made feather wand toys for the cats, and baked peanut butter dog treats for the pups. Just before Christmas, the club officers and adviser dropped off their donations and got to test the wands and treats with some of our charges. As always, we are grateful to the youth of our community for their love and concern for the shelter animals!
What a year of unprecedented changes and challenges! We are thankful to have been able to continue our services to the community through it all. In order to keep our team of staff and volunteers safe and keep you safe we will be continuing the following policies until further notice into the new year.
ALL guests must properly wear a mask or face covering the entire time while visiting the building
Limit of 5 guests in the building at any given time
If the limit has been met in the building we will kindly ask you to wait in your vehicle until we have completed assisting other guests
Anyone who has experienced symptoms in the days prior to visiting are asked to refrain from entering the building
We are happy to serve you from the parking lot for any needs possible
Donations of goods and supplies are welcome to be dropped off at our front door bin or bring inside during office hours. We will happily provide receipts as requested.
All visitation of animals will be done by appointment following an adoption application being submitted and approved. We have found this has allowed adopters a more one-on-one experience while allowing our team to limit the number of people in our small workspace.
Talbot Humane commits to keeping our pets for adoption listings up to date so potential adopters can see who is ready for a new home!
Our hours will remain the standard hours at this time.
Sun: Closed to the public
We thank you for your support and cooperation during these times. May we all get to the other side of this healthy and stronger than before!
Talbot Humane is once again participating in Giving Tuesday! We are setting a $10 challenge to our supporters for December 1, 2020! We hope you choose to join us and help reach our goal of 1,000 friends donating $10 each to raise $10,000!
Talbot Humane is pleased to once again be the recipient of funding from the Maryland Department of Agriculture for Spay Neuter Midshore. The grant totaling $28,715 will spay and neuter 434 dogs and cats within Talbot and Dorchester Counties in Maryland for calendar year 2021. “We are thankful for this gift to the animals of our community,” shares Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane. “At this time we budget for approximately $60,000 in public spay/neuter services annually to serve residents of Talbot and Dorchester Counties. This does not include complications, medications or above and beyond care these animals may end up needing at the time of surgery. All funds for these programs must be raised through donations and grants. This funding helps lessen some of that financial burden. We could not be more grateful for MDA’s support and belief in what we do for our community.”
Residents with a dog or cat in need of spay/neuter should contact the shelter today. Surgeries are currently scheduled into early 2021. For more information or to schedule your pet’s appointment please contact Nancy Benner at email@example.com or 410-822-0107.
We are thrilled to be continuing our Annual Cookie Walk tradition, albeit a little different than years prior. Our amazing volunteers will still be baking thousands of cookies for the animals. This year in an abundance of caution we will be pre-packing boxes which have been pre-ordered. Pick up will still be at The Easton Farmer’s Market on December 19th, 8a-11a.
Boxes are the same size as years prior: 1/2 LB box (small) $12 and 1 lb (large) $15.
We will have some other holiday items for sale the day of pick up too!
Calendars are in and only $15. They feature local celebrity pets who won the votes to be featured! Every penny helps us support the animals of the Midshore. Shipping is available for a fee too! Purchase at Talbot Humane and Hair O’ the Dog in Easton, MD. For information on shipping please email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Talbot Humane and Talbot Hospice are pleased to be resuming the Pet Loss Support Group in November. “COVID-19 forced us to put our Pet Loss Support Group on hold for several months. This has been a difficult time for many of us, and the death of a pet during these isolating times has compounded these feelings of sadness and loss,” shares Patty Quimby, Executive Director of Talbot Humane.
While still not meeting in person, meetings will resume via Zoom. This group has proven to be much needed for grieving pet owners in our area. The mission of this program is to provide a safe environment to share feelings and those cherished memories of your beloved pets as well as receive feedback and resources for moving through grief. The facilitators of the meeting are pet lovers and can appreciate that the loss of your pet was the loss of a family member.
The first Zoom meeting will be on Thursday November 5th at 6PM, meeting link will open at 5:30P. Call ins or Zoom log ins are both welcome to attend. The link for the meeting is available on Talbot Humane’s website calendar at https://www.talbothumane.org/event/ . Quimby encourages attendees to RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting to Linda Elzey at email@example.com or call Talbot Humane at (410)822-0107, but day of log-ins are always welcome.
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2020 certainly hasn’t turned out how most of us planned, and Talbot Humane is no different. At the end of last year, after taking a year off, we were working toward the 10th Anniversary of Bark in the Park on 10-10-2020, but that was not meant to happen.
Talbot Humane’s commitment to the animals in the shelter and community haven’t changed during this year. “The need of support for animals and owners has not gone away,” shares Executive Director Patty Quimby. “We have seen a slight decrease in animals entering our direct care during the pandemic, but the needs in the community for food, medical assistance and spay neuter are stronger than ever. Our inability to be out at community events, hold in person fundraisers and see our friends in person means we have to be creative with how we raise these funds.”
This year is the first year for the Talbot Humane (virtual) Halloween Hustle Dog Walk & 5K. The event was created so families and friends can help the animals of the Midshore even if getting together in person is not possible right now. Sponsored by Bay Imprint, West & Callahan and TCR Event Management, you can register to participate through November 3, 2020. Each individual registrant receives an awesome long-sleeved event t-shirt designed by Bay Imprint. You walk, run, or combo any distance you wish with or without your pets! The event includes a fundraising component where every person who chooses to fundraise has the opportunity to win some cool swag which includes water bottles, registration refund, hoodies and a top fundraiser prize too.
There is also an online costume contest for humans and pets alike! Quimby shares “We may not be in person, but we will still have a “parade” of costumes online to compete!”
It is pretty simple and there are prizes thanks to local businesses stepping up to support Talbot Humane and thank you for participating. To participate you will post images of you, your friends, family and/or pets in costume at https://www.facebook.com/talbothumaneevents (be sure to LIKE this page and get your friends and family to like it too). The top 10 photos (those who gain the most “Likes”) will win awesome prizes, voting for costumes will end on November 3, 2020.
Yes, you read that correctly! Thanks to the overwhelming interest, we will be continuing our $10 microchipping services to pets owners into the new year. The cost includes insertion and registration of the chip. “We just had an amazing reunion at the shelter,” shares Executive Director Patty Quimby “A skiddish chihuahua mix had been missing for more than 3 months. A Good Samaritan in Cambridge captured her and brought her to us. Because she was microchipped she and her owner were reunited.”
Quimby stresses the importance of microchipping as well as keeping the information current. “Talbot Humane registers our microchips for the owners to ensure it is completed, but be sure to update your phone number, address and email as they change. Without current information the chip is almost useless.” Quimby shares that this may be done online or with a quick phone call to the company.
To make an appointment simply call 410-822-0107, you DO NOT need to be a Talbot County resident to take advantage of this great offer. This fast and simple process is the easiest way to identify your pet if he or she is ever lost or stolen.