Talbot Humane Launches Shoe Collection Drive to Raise Money for Shiloh Fund
Shoe donations will benefit shelter animals and micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills
Volunteers from St. Vincent De Paul have already begun delivering shoes for this project. Talbot Humane is proud of our community partnerships to improve the lives of not only animals but the citizens of our community!
Easton, MD, March 10, 2016: Talbot Humane is conducting a shoe collection drive from March 15-May 15 to raise money for the Shiloh Fund, an emergency fund the shelter maintains to pay for unexpected medical expenses, such as surgeries, lengthy vet stays or costly medicines. The Shiloh Fund is central to Talbot Humane’s ability to save the lives of injured and sick animals that many open admission shelters would have to euthanize and No Kill shelters may turn away. Talbot Humane will earn funds based on the number of pairs of shoes collected. If we fill 100 bags with 25 pair of shoes each, we will raise $1,000 for the Shiloh Fund. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Talbot Humane on Rt. 50 in Easton.
All donated shoes will be purchased by Funds2Orgs and then redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations. Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.
“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Patty Quimby, Executive Director at Talbot Humane. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us to help our shelter animals and to help those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
If you have a group or organization that would like to collect 25 pairs of shoes to fill one of our bags, please contact Susan Langfitt, Fundraising Coordinator at Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love seeing kids think out of the box and make a difference for the animals of our community! On March 18th, twelve high school boys will be competing in a Womanless Beauty Pageant to raise money for Talbot Humane! It’s formatted just like a traditional beauty pageant with fashion and talent portions, but the contests are men dressing as women. Don’t miss out on this hilarious event that is fun for all ages! Tickets are available in advance at Rise Up Coffee, Little Rascals Consignment Shop, and Talbot Humane.
Friday, March 18th at 7pm Easton High School Auditorium $5 for Students, $10 for Adults
The Coveted “Chili Bowl” is on the line once again! The Kool Kats at Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits Annual Chili Cook-Off is going to the dogs (and cats too!) Friday February 12 from 5-7PM you will have the chance to taste chili dishes paired with wine or beer. Once again it’s a battle of the Dogs- 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!
That moment when you realize your dog or cat jumped the fence, got out the door, or broke free of the leash can be an extremely terrifying time for a pet owner. If you lose a pet please call Talbot Humane immediately with a description and location where lost. If you find a pet please call and report him even if you choose to hold onto the pet for a few hours in an attempt to find the owner. This will increase the chances on both ends of a happy ending.
If your pet goes missing, here are some tips and resources:
When you realize your pet is missing you first should always call your local animal control and humane society. Often they were picked up by a Good Samaritan and brought directly to safety.
If your pet it not currently at the shelter, ALWAYS do a lost pet report. This gives those agencies your contact information and description of your pet so if they do get a call you can be quickly reunited.
Search your immediate neighborhood. If your pet likes other animals go to the homes with pets. If they like children, do the same. A scared pet often gravitates to their comfort zone.
Use social media! People are connected 24/7 and with a photo and area last spotted your pet may be found!
Cats usually only travel within a block or 2 of home. Ask neighbors to look in their sheds, under decks and in brush.
Put out your pets favorite food by the door they use to go in and out.
BEFORE you and your pet are in crisis, there are things you can do to help get them home in the event they become lost:
Microchip AND keep the registration current. Be sure to change phone numbers and addresses as needed with the microchipping company. If your pet is not currently chipped, contact Talbot Humane today to schedule an appointment.
Have ID on your dog’s collar. This includes both ID and license tags, AND writing your phone number on the inside of the collar in permanent marker.
Have a current photo of your pet each year in the event you ever need to make a flyer.
Talbot Humane and Talbot Hospice are joining together to offer a Pet Loss Support Group for grieving pet owners. Our goal is to provide a safe environment to share your feelings and those cherished memories of your beloved pets. We hope to offer comfort as well as tools for healing through this difficult process for you, your pets and other family members.
As pet lovers ourselves we understand the loss of your beloved pet was the loss of a family member.
Free to the public, meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month at Talbot Hospice House 586 Cynwood Dr, Easton, MD 21601, at 6PM. Doors will open at 5:30PM for a time of light refreshments and fellowship. We encourage 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.
For more information and tips on processing the loss of your pet or to help a friend or loved one ,please click here.
Easton Middle School’s Presentation of “Peter Pan” Supports the Mission of Talbot Humane Once Again!
Stage and Screen Star to Appear in Easton Middle School’s Production of Peter Pan
This year Easton Middle School will be presenting the musical Peter Pan under the direction of Richard A. Vitanovec. Vitanovec, who has a BA in Acting, a BA in Directing, and his teaching certificate from Lycoming College and his Master’s Degree in Theatre Production from Central Washington University, has always strived to give the students at Easton Middle School the most professional, top-notch theatre experience possible. He has created a theatre community where not only middle school students can participate, but also elementary and high school students. This production of Peter Pan includes over 40 students as well as Talbot County Public School faculty.
Last year, NBC aired a production of PETER PAN LIVE that starred Allison Williams as Pan and Christopher Walkin as Hook. For the first time ever, a real dog was used to play the role of “Nana”, the Darling’s dog-nurse. Typically, this role is played by an actor in a dog costume. Bill Berloni, known for being one of the best dog trainers for Broadway and Hollywood, trained his rescue dog, Bowdie to play the role. Wanting his students to have as much of a professional experience as possible, Vitanovec contacted Mr. Berloni in hopes that he could help him with “Nana” for the Easton Middle School production. Berloni has trained dogs for years for Broadway and Hollywood. He provided one of his canine actors, Mikey, for last year’s EMS production of Annie. Mr. Berloni graciously agreed to bring Bowdie to reprise his role as “Nana Darling” in Easton Middle School’s production at the end of January. Although only the second time a real dog has played Nana in the musical, this will be the first time that a real dog has done it live on stage for an audience.
Bill Berloni found Bowdie in 2014 when his family could no longer keep this smart, energetic dog. He began training to be Winn Dixie in a production of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE THE MUSICAL at the Delaware Theatre Company in the spring of 2015. Along the way, he was cast as the first dog to ever play “Nana” in PETER PAN LIVE on NBC. After performing in Delaware, Bowdie was cast in a music video and several television shows.
Mr. Berloni is a 2011 Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre and 2014 Outer Critics Circle award for Special Achievement. Broadway: THE AUDIENCE with Dame Helen Mirren; LIVING ON LOVE; BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON BAR AND GRILL; ANNIE (original and all revivals), A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, LEGALLY BLONDE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, CAMELOT, FRANKENSTEIN, THE FIRST, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, OLIVER!, ANYTHING GOES, NICK AND NORA, THE WIZ, (20th Anniversary revival and City Center 2009) THE WIZARD OF OZ, DINNER AT EIGHT, DOUBLE FEATURE (NYCB), THE WOMAN IN WHITE, AWAKE AND SING and THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE.
Mr. Berloni is the Animal Director of the new musical BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. He has trained animals for hundreds of Off-Broadway, regional theatre, tours, television and movies. Recent films include Sandy in the new movie of ANNIE starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Other television includes POWER, BILLIONS and MR ROBOT. Mr. Berloni and his family are the subjects of a new docu-series entitled WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI on the Discovery Family Channel that premiered in August 2015. He is the author of BROADWAY TAILS, DOGA and SANDY THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STAR. He is also Director of Animal Behavior at the Humane Society of New York.
It is an amazing opportunity and experience these students will have working with someone so highly accredited in the professional theatrical world. Sharing the stage with an experienced canine theatre star is something these students won’t forget for a long time.
Come see stage and screen star Bowdie as “Nana” in Easton Middle School’s production of Peter Pan. Performances are January 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:00 pm and January 24 at 2:00 pm.
“NANA’S PANTRY”- Bring 4+ cans of cat or dog food or a bag of cat or 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 rescued animals that find their way there.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Easton Middle School, Crackerjacks, Little Rascals Consignment Shop, Reesers’ Pharmacy, and Rise Up Coffee Roasters on Dover St.
Spaying or neutering your pet can decrease the risk of diseases that are expensive to treat.
Pets that are spayed or neutered have up to an 85% lower risk of certain types of cancers and other serious health complications.
Animals that are fixed make better companions because they are not motivated to wander in search of a mate.
Good for you — eliminate annoying behavioral problems.
Altered animals are significantly less likely to mark or spray urine.
Female animals in heat can cry incessantly, act nervous and attract males from all around. Having your pet spayed eliminates the heat cycle.
Animals that have been spayed or neutered are less likely to bite, roam or get into fights.
Good for our community.
A compassionate society knows there is a better way to solve overpopulation than needlessly euthanizing unwanted animals.
Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted companion animals. Spaying and neutering helps reduce the number of strays and unwanted animals in our community.
Spaying or neutering reduces an animal’s desire to roam, resulting in fewer traffic accidents and neighborhood complaints of nuisance animals.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture and private funding, we are able to offer qualifying residents FREE spay/neuter services for ALL DOGS AND CATS within Talbot County and the City of Cambridge, Maryland.
Qualifications are simple.
You must have proof of residency of Talbot County or The City of Cambridge Maryland.
For more information or to make an appointment to have your dog or cat altered for FREE contact Ashley Marshall today at (410)822-0107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**** PROJECT FELINE FIX****
FOR A LIMITED TIME
Are you a Talbot County OR Dorchester County resident?
Is your cat between the ages of 8 weeks and 3 years old?
Does your cat go outside or does he or she live outside all the time?
If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions you are eligible for this very special program regardless of income. Project Feline Fix is targeted to prevent litters of kittens from arriving in Talbot County. Thanks to a generous grant from The Snyder Foundation for Animals all cats 3 years old or younger, that are indoor/outdoor or outdoor only pets and owned by Talbot County or Dorchester County residents will be spayed or neutered for only $10- this includes the rabies and distemper vaccinations! Lets prevent more litters of unwanted pets from entering our shelters and get your Feline Fixed. To sign up for this program call Talbot Humane TODAY (410)822-0107.
On October 10th, for the 6th year in a row we had beautiful weather and a full Idlewild Park in Easton to celebrate our love for our pets! More than 1,000 visitors joined us in the 5K fun run, Dog Walk Homecoming Parade, Fun Dog Show and so much more. The day was full of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the animals of Talbot Humane! Raising more than $47,000 for the animals, YOU made the day a success for animals in need. The day would not happen without the support of our community partners, volunteers and visitors. Thank you all!
Here are the many photos for this year’s Bark in the Park! We will simply say, they were worth the wait! Our wonderful photographers out did themselves this year! Thank you Cal Jackson, John Barron and Randy Bachand for the capturing the wonderful day. https://talbothumanesbarkinthepark2015.shutterfly.com/4
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Bay Country Security
Best Friends K-9 Academy
C. Albert Matthews
Community Animal Hospital
Delmarva Unleashed Magazine
Doc’s Downtown Grille
Easton Police Department
Easton Veterinary Clinic
Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home
Foxy’s Harbor Grille
Hair O The Dog
International Money Management Group
Jen’s Soda Fountain
Kevertin Pet Resort
Maryland Environmental Services
Oxford Lawn and Landscape
Pet Health Clinic
Pierson’s Comfort Group
Preppy Paws Pet Care
Provident State Bank
Salisbury Gift and Garden
St. Michaels Pet Supply
The News Center
The Star Democrat
The Talbot Bank
The Town of Easton
Top of the Bay Pet Lodge
Tri Cycle And Run
Tri Crown Inn for Pets
Veterinary Medical Center
VFW Memorial Post 5118
Visitors TV Network
West & Callahan
What’s Up? Magazine
Imagine if you could truly make a difference in the life of an animal by giving up one cup of that delish special coffee you love each week. Or one bottle of pop.
How about 1 or 2 hours of your personal time given to help an animal each week or month?
What if one small personal sacrifice would save a life-
Would you do it?
Truth is, that small sacrifice WILL make a difference in the life of an animal at Talbot Humane. It is easy for us to think we cannot affect change because we cannot make a large monetary gift, or, share hundreds of hours of time. The fact is modest gifts to the animals throughout the year make up a large portion of the donations we receive at Talbot Humane.
As for our volunteers, we know we could not do all we do without them. We would love you too to join our volunteer force- whether you can give 2 hours a month or 2 hours a day. We appreciate you.
During this season of giving, we hope you choose to support the animals of our community. Each year our open admission shelter takes in over 1,200 animals, including animals from other shelters when over capacity and animals from neighboring communities when there are no resources for these pet owners. We provide food to mid-shore residents through our pet pantry. We offer spay neuter services at very low or NO cost to Talbot & Dorchester County residents. We provide behavior intervention for pet owners in an effort to keep pet families together, end of life services for beloved pets in need, and, far more.
When we each do our part, together, we surely make a difference in our little corner of the World. Your sacrifice will save a life.