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Frosty PAWS 5K Saturday January 20th!

Our awesome friends at TriCycle and Run are once again doing their Frosty Paws 5K to support the animals of our community!  Saturday January 20th their free 5K will be held in St. Michaels. Thanks to the sponsorship of Carpenter Street Saloon this will be a TIMED RUN!  YAY!  Entry fee? Supplies for the shelter!  You can check out our wishlist here: TALBOT HUMANE WISH LIST

It is encouraged everyone you know to register online here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/SaintMichaels/FrostyPawsFREE5KFunRun  

As for race day, please plan to arrive at the shop (TriCycle and Run – 929 S. Talbot St. – St. Michaels – MD – 21663) no later than 8:30am to pick up your bib and complete registration. Please plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School (on Seymour Ave.), then make the short walk down to the shop. There will be a pre-race meeting in the front parking lot at 8:45am. We will then walk as a group to the start line across the street at 9:00am.

As usual, this event is designed to be FUN!! As such, this is a prediction race….meaning that just because you cross the finish line first, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the race winner. You will need to guess your finish time by the closest margin to be declared a race winner!!

4th Annual Battle for the BOWL at Hair O’ the Dog!

Hair o the dog“The Dog” is at it again! The Kool Kats at Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits annual Chili Cook-Off is once again, going to the dogs (and cats too!) Friday February 2nd from 5-7PM you will have the chance to taste not 3 but 6 delish chili dishes (everything from meat-lovers to vegan are represented!) paired with wine or beer. Our Annual Battle for the Chili Bowl is a good time for everyone- especially the animals in need! Each year it is Talbot Humane staff & volunteers verses “The Dog” staff in an effort to raise funds for the animals! You vote with your dollars to see which team wins! The generous folks at HOTD are also donating a 10% of the sale of featured wine and beer to Talbot Humane during this event. These folks really are AMAZING friends to the animals!

 This year the funds will go toward our program which helps us keep loved pets in their homes. Your support means pets stay where they are most loved, and out of hte shelters of our area! 

Not into chili so much? Well, you will still want to stop by and meet our pets for adoption, enter your name in a raffle drawing and just join in the fun! Questions? Contact us today! We just KNOW it’s gonna be fun for everyone, and the big winners- the animals thanks to the generosity of Hair O’ the Dog and YOU!

Keeping Loved Pets in Their Homes- Pet Retention Program at Talbot Humane

While our mission speaks to preventing pet overpopulation, preventing acts of cruelty and neglect and providing a safe haven for animals of our community, another important goal is pet retention. All too often pet owners do not reach out to their local shelters, trainers or veterinarians. Talbot Humane wishes to be a resource for pet owners.

 

In cooperation with our local veterinarians, trainers and other animal related resources in our area, our hope is to offer solutions in order to help loved pets stay in their homes.  Issues such as inability to afford acute medical care, litter box issues, inappropriate barking, destructive behavior, socialization, even life circumstance changes which may lead owners to need some assistance with feeding and care for a period of time. Our ultimate goal- pets stay in the home and reduce the number of animals entering local shelters. 

 

If you are a pet owner experiencing problems and are in need of guidance or have considered surrendering a pet due to life circumstances please contact us today. Please email Dayniese Hurley at Dayniese@talbothumane.org or call (410)822-0107 and state that you are calling regarding tour retention services. We want to help keep the 2 and 4 legged members of your family together!

FREE STUFF! Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Microchipping and more!

It’s true! we are giving services away at Talbot Humane!  Now until December 31, 2017 Talbot Humane’s Spay/Neuter Midshore Program supported by grants from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Snyder Foundation for Animals and private donors will be paying you back to spay or neuter your pet!

Here is the deal. Qualifying residents of Talbot or Dorchester Counties in MD will receive

  • FEE FREE or LOW COST surgery
  • FEE FREE vaccines
  • FREE microchipping AND registration of your microchip upon having your pet altered
  • FREE ID Tag upon having your pet altered
  • PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS A PACKAGE OFFER, FREE CHIPPING COMES WITH HAVING PET SPAYED OR NEUTERED 

Why you ask? Because your pet’s health and safety are extremely important to all of us at Talbot Humane.  Talbot Humane wants to increase the chances of reunited lost pets and owners.  One safe and effective way to provide identification is through having your pet microchipped. 

For more information about being a part of the community of caring pet owners who have had their pets spayed or neutered, contact us today at 410-822-0107 or today!

National Emergency Preparedness Month and Your Pets

 

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 pets following a disaster.

 

“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.”

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.

For more information on emergency preparedness for your family and your pets you may visit ready.gov , HillsPet.com/PetPrepared, or contact Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107. 

Every Pet Deserves a Home Event with Coldwell Banker Chesapeake


Our friends at Coldwell Banker Chesapeake are planning a fun day for your pets to raise funds for our pets! The event will be held on September 9th 11A-3P at their Easton office at 208 East Dover St. Easton, Maryland. 
The day will include a pet photo booth, food, and fun for you and your pets!
A GREAT raffle will accompany the day- The amount of the tickets will be $5.00 for 1 or 6 for $25.00. Winners will be drawn at this year’s Bark in the Park on October 14th! Tickets will be on sale beginning in August. Prizes include:
1.“Original Oil Painting of your Pet” by Laurie Yates
2. 3 Months Membership to Hearthstone Health + Fitness Club plus 3 personal training sessions
3. $150.00 Visa Gift Card
A door prize will be given away every hour during the event plus a pet bag will be given to everyone walking through the door.
The goal- to find homes and raise funds for animals in need across the mid-shore! Join in the days fun to make a difference in the lives of those without a voice!  Thank you Coldwell Banker Chesapeake for your support!

 

Annual Summer Adopt-A-Thon

Did someone say “clear the shelter?”  Well that is exactly what we are striving to do on July 15th- with your help of course!  We are working to place our many deserving pets into loving homes at our Annual Summer Adopt-A-Thon.  Talbot Humane has waived ALL adoption fees that day for pets in our care.  Regional rescues and humane societies have been invited to show pets for adoption as well! 
The day will include:
  • food for sale
  • raffles
  • door prizes
  • coupons to Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage for every visitor and more!
We encourage potential adopters to come prepared so we may process your applications in a timely manner.  We will do our best to fulfill same day adoptions, but cannot promise this. You can help by being prepared:
  • bring your paperwork
    • that is get copies of your current pets’ vaccine history
    • if you rent, a copy of your lease stating you can have pets
    • be sure to have your photo ID with you

 

We hope you choose to spend the day with Talbot Humane and help us CLEAR THE SHELTER on July 15th!

Maryland 2,000 Saving Felines TOGETHER

 

 

Talbot Humane is so proud to announce we have joined forces with fellow Maryland  humane and animal control facilities to place 2,000 cats and kittens in new homes during the month of July!  Fees will be waived at all of these facilities and each one will have other special incentives. 

For the month of July, Talbot Humane FELINE adopters will receive:
  • No adoption fee
  • Free post adoption wellness exams from participating veterinarians:  All Pets Veterinary Hospital, Easton Veterinary Clinic, Community Animal Hospital, Mid-Atlantic Cat Hospital, Spay Now, Inc., Pet Health Clinic.
  • Starter bag of food
  • Cat goodie bag

 

Our open admission shelter could not do all we do without the support of adopters, donors, volunteers and well wishers.  If you are considering adoption of a new cat or kitten, July is the right time to fall in love! We can’t wait to break this number and place these needy pets in loving homes, with your help!

The Following Shelters are Participating: 

Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County Frederick County Div. of Animal Control & Pet Adoption
Anne Arundel County Animal Control Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center
Baltimore County Animal Control Humane Society of Carroll County
Baltimore County Humane Society Humane Society of Harford County
BARCS Humane Society of Washington County
Caroline County Humane Society Maryland SPCA
Cecil County Animal Services Talbot Humane
City of College Park Animal Control Tri County Animal Shelter


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