In honor of Independence Day and to show our appreciation for the men and women who have and continue to serve our country, Talbot Humane will be offering veterans and servicemen and women half price adoptions on all pets for the entire month of July. “We couldn’t think of a better way to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our nation,” shares Patty Quimby, Executive Director for Talbot Humane. “The gift of a new best friend is priceless.” All they need to show is military ID to receive the discounted fee at the time of adoption. For more information on the animals for adoption or to submit an adoption application click HERE.
Part of our mission at Talbot Humane is to promote humane care of all animals through educational opportunities. Thanks to the cooperation of the public and private schools in Talbot county and our youth volunteer opportunities, we have been able to reach tens of thousands of children over the past 15 years. This year we are very proud to present our first Talbot Humane Outstanding Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award to Kristianna Saelens. Kristianna interned with Talbot Humane for the 2013-14 school year. She continued on as an important part of our volunteer team even after her internship was completed in February.
This scholarship is completely funded by donors who earmark their gifts for this program. Eligibility for this annual scholarship, gifted to a high school senior are as follows: the student must be a Talbot county resident, must have shown themselves to be an ambassador for the animals of our community through volunteering or internships with Talbot Humane, and must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year school with a concentration in one of the animal sciences in the fall of the granting year. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by committee in April and awarded in May of each year.
For more information on Talbot Humane’s youth opportunities, or to make a donation toward the scholarship fund contact Susan Langfitt at email@example.com today.
“We couldn’t get the dog to stop chewing the carpet, so we just chained him outside. Now he’s barking and digging holes.”
“Our 8 year old cat has recently stopped using the litter pan…”
“I am here to give you my puppy, he keeps going to the bathroom in the house.”
Statements like these are things we hear often at Talbot Humane. The thing is,with a little guidance, a visit to the veterinarian or trainer, and a little work on the part of the family many of the issues pet owners face can be corrected!
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 until the problem is either unmanageable or they simply no longer want to deal with the issues. Talbot Humane wishes to be a resource for pet owners having problems. In cooperation with our local veterinarians, trainers and other animal related resources in our area, our hope is to offer solutions to pet problems such as litter box issues, inappropriate barking, destructive behavior, socialization and so on. The ultimate goal- pets stay in the home and reduce the number of animals entering shelters in our area.
If you are a pet owner experiencing problems and are in need of guidance, please contact us today. Please email Dayniese Hurley at Dayniese@talbothumane.org or call (410)822-0107 and state that you are calling regarding the behavioral helpline. We want to help keep the 2 and 4 legged members of your family together!
Many people don’t realize just how important our foster program is to the animals of Talbot Humane. It is a lifeline for animals which simply would not have a second chance without the love and attention given by these friends who open their homes to the homeless. There are many reasons why people foster. Maybe they do not have the lifestyle for a “full-time” pet. Maybe they are at the max number of pets as far as the expense but still have lots of love to give. Often these are people who simply want to find a special way to help the animals of Talbot Humane!
There are many ways to be a part of our foster program. Here are but a few:
Kitten season is approaching fast. We will be in need of foster homes for abandoned bottle babies.
Kittens eating on their own but too young to be adopted are often in need of TLC. This is a great option for people who work during the day as are mommas with babies.
Dogs are you thing? We often have young pups in need of some training and TLC.
Dogs in need of a quiet home after special surgeries or heart worm treatment.
Dogs that are just not thriving in the shelter.
A really cool program is our Bedtime with Benji program which allows you to have the joy of a dog in your home evenings and weekends, and they come back to Talbot Humane during adoption hours to find a forever home!
Many people are concerned that they will want to keep all the animals, that they will become too attached. Well, it’s true, you do love these sweet animals as your own, and, there are often a few tears when it is time to say goodbye. That heavy heart when they leave your care is quickly replaced with the happiness in knowing YOU saved a life and were the reason for a happy new beginning for that pet.
Our foster program IS the reason we have not had to euthanize a treatable, adoptable pet in over 5 years- Last year well over 350 animals benefited from our foster program- that is more than 26% of the animals that entered our facility!!! Interested in learning more on how you can be a life saver? Simply download the application now or contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410)822-0107.
If we all do a little, together we truly make a huge difference for the animals of our community.
What a deal- our microchip service fee has been cut IN HALF for a limited time!
According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2 percent of cats and only 15 to 20 percent of dogs are returned to their owners. This is a sad statistic, but it’s true! Your dog and cat cannot tell us their name, address or phone number- that is without your help!
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. In recognition of Pet Identification Week April 20-26, Talbot Humane will be offering microchipping of your dog, cat or ferret for only $10 for the entire month of April. This includes the registration of your chip with HomeAgain, a new collar and an identification tag. Now when was the last time you even purchased a collar for $10?
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (410)822-0107 today.
Join the fun on Saturday, April 26, in Oxford for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter services.
This year, Talbot Humane is proud to announce Hair o’ the Dog as its Grand Sponsor for Oxford Day activities.
The Oxford Day Dog Walk, sponsored by TriCrown Inn for Pets, begins at 9:00 and runs from the Causeway to the Ferry Dock. The blessing of the animals takes place just before the Walk at 8:55. download the Oxford Day dog walk & show registration form HERE, the fee to participate is $25. Registration also takes place the morning of the event. Fabulous goodie Bags provided by TriCrown Inn for Pets.
Once at the Ferry Dock, show your pup pride in the Talbot Humane Oxford Day Dog Show. This is always great fun, a donation enters your pooch in as many classes as you want. Classes include Tallest Dog, Fluffiest Dog, Smallest Dog, Most Adorable Puppy, Dogs Adopted from Talbot Humane, Look Alike, Dogs Adopted from Other Rescue Organizations, Unique Looks, Best Trick and Best of Show.
The Annual Oxford Day Parade begins at 11:00. Enjoy music, free rides on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, delicious food, Oxford Marketplace in the Park and more, all day long. We hope you and your animals decide to enjoy the day in Historic Oxford Maryland. For more information on Oxford Day events, go to www.oxfordday.org.
This year Talbot Humane has a new fabulous event planned. Rock On Talbot Humane’s Live Auction, Sunday, May 4 , 2014 at The Milestone Event Center, Easton. Doors open at 2 pm, Auction begins at 3 pm. Thirty, one-of-a-kind rocking Adirondack chairs, hand painted by local artists will be auctioned to benefit the animals at Talbot Humane.
Chairs will be on display throughout Easton, St. Michaels and Oxford during the month of April for the public to view. The Milestone is a partner with Talbot Humane in hosting the event. Local businesses are sponsoring the chairs.
Steve Shearer, owner of Shearer the Jeweler, stopped by Talbot Humane recently to drop off proceeds from the organization’s Valentine’s Day event at Shearer the Jeweler. Patty Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane, said “We are so pleased and grateful to Shearer the Jeweler for the generous donation of 20% of all sales during our one-day Furry Valentine event. The terrific support we receive from the community to help the animals is beyond compare, and this event was super fun.” Sales were brisk and Talbot Humane featured two adoptable dogs at the store as well. Many thanks to Shearer the Jeweler!