Talbot Humane


Matching Gifts Make Twice the Difference

From now until the end of 2018 friends to the animals are matching up to $4,500 for the animals in need.  


People often ask “how does it cost THAT much to keep a shelter going? Don’t you just feed them?” Well, it is so much more than feeding animals! We serve the community in a number of ways, and unfortunately there is a cost associated with each. Pets are an important part of our lives, and our mission at Talbot Humane remains to protect the animals and serve the citizens.

Here are a few quick facts!

  • Our estimated annual budget for this fiscal year is just over $1M. We receive funds for animal control related expenses ONLY from Talbot County. This leave the need to raise more than $600,000 EACH YEAR. 
  • We receive NO FUNDING from the national organizations. We are not branches of these organizations or affiliates. 
  • These funds are needed to:
    • Keep the animals fed and medically treated
      • this year our above and beyond medical care for the animals in 11 months reached more than $50,000 alone
    • Allows our programs and services to continue to serve residents not only of Talbot County but surrounding areas- such as spaying and neutering more than 1,000 animals each year, our intervention program which keeps pets out of our shelter and other local shelters in the area
    • Keeps our quickly aging building in working order
    • Pay for staff and related staff expenses- a very needed commodity to have trained professionals caring for the animals and serving the community
    • Things you may not even think about- such as cleanings supplies, paper, lawn care, phone service
    • And SO much more!

So, when you wonder where the budget for your local shelters goes to, this is what it takes to continue to serve our communities!

If you are so inclined, from now until December 31st your gifts have been matched up to $4,500.

Mail to PO Box 1143 Easton, MD 21601 or  https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/talbothumane…


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