Talbot Humane


4th Annual Adopt-A-Thon

Come celebrate the dog days of Summer with Talbot Humane!   Even if you are not in the market to adopt, we welcome you.  Come shop, win prizes, have lunch and fall in love!  Saturday August 3rd 11A-4P.
Currently we are caring for more than 250 animals. This is an enormous number for a shelter of our size. In an effort to place as many pets as possible we will be cutting the adoption fees for this one day! Dog adoptions will be $55, cats will be $5 on August 3rd ONLY.  We will have a Mary Kay representative selling items to benefit the shelter as well as fabulous door prizes from Hair O’ the Dog, Wet Dog Car Wash, Power Up Computing and MORE!
For more information on the event or if you are a business interested in having a table or donating a prize, please contact Patty today, patty@talbothumane.org or (410)822-0107.

9 Lives for $9 – Feline Frenzy at Talbot Humane

We understand adopting a new pet brings a number of expenses such as food, litter, a wellness check at the veterinarian, flea and tick treatment and so on.  In an effort to place the more than 180 cats in our care into new loving homes we have drastically lowered the adoption fees to encourage adoption.

When you adopt from Talbot Humane, especially during the times when our shelter is at capacity, you are not only saving the life of the animal you adopt, you are also saving those still waiting for a home.  At Talbot Humane, we believe it is our obligation to place every adoptable pet into a new home.  This mission is not easy, but with your help it can be accomplished.

For every animal entering our adoption program, we spend approximately $100 on medical care.  For sick animals or those with special needs, this cost rises greatly.  When you add in expenses such as food, litter, and staffing to care for the more than 1,300 animals which enter our care annually, the cost per animal is significant.  On top of the monetary expense, studies show for every day an feline resides in a shelter situation, their chance for illness rises by 3%.    This is why the support of our community through donations and adoption is so vital!

For more information on how to adopt or help the multitude of wonderful felines available, please stop by, call or email us today!  If we all do a little, together we make a huge difference for the animals.

Domino’s is Sharing the DOUGH $$$ with Talbot Humane, AGAIN!

We are pleased to team with Domino’s of Easton as they Share the Dough $$$ with Talbot Humane once again!

MONDAY JUNE 24th all YOU have to do is order Domino’s and MENTION Talbot Humane when you order- 15% of your order will go to Talbot Humane- HOW EASY IS THAT???

We are so thankful for the Domino’s team and their generosity in helping the animals of our community.  Just one more example of how our local businesses give back to Talbot County.  Two Paws Up Domino’s!  We can’t wait to order pizza on JUNE 24th!

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month at Talbot Humane!

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.  Talbot Humane will be celebrating the fabulosity of our felines all month with specials and giveaways.

  • Adult Cats (over 6 months old) only $10 adoption fee
  • Kittens (8 weeks-6months) $37 adoption fee (more than 1/2 off!)
  • Goodie bag from World’s Best Cat Litter includes sturdy shopping bag, bag of litter, scoop & coupons.  Added to this bag are cat toys, a bag of Science Diet Cat or Kitten Food and coupons to local businesses.
  • From PetSmart, your first visit after adopting you will recieve a coupon book worth more than $100 in goodies when you show your adoption contract.  Talbot Humane will receive $15 from PetSmart Charities when you do this as well!
  • Oh, and we cannot forget- the unconditional love of a wonderful new friend!

If you have questions, or would like to know more about our adoptable cats please visit us, at 7894 Ocean Gateway, Easton, or PetSmart of Easton.  We welcome calls and emails too- (410)822-0107 or info@talbothumane.org.


Lives are saved thanks to friends like you!


At the end of April, Anastasia, a 1yr old Parsons Terrier arrived  at Talbot Humane.  Stray, scared and very pregnant, our staff provided for her and gave her extra TLC each day.  Unfortunately like so many other animals that come through our doors, no one ever came searching for this sweet girl.
Last Friday morning Anastasia went into labor and staff anxiously awaited the new arrivals.  Very quickly we realized something was wrong and rushed her to the veterinarian.  While the puppies could not be saved, the doctors at Veterinary Medical Center saved Anastasia’s life.  The happy ending is she is recovering at Talbot Humane and has a new family waiting for her once she is well enough to go home.This week Officer Brittingham received a call after hours for a dog with severe injuries dueto a scuffle with a neighbor’s pet.   Lilly, the black lab mix was not doing well and the owner could not afford veterinary treatment.  Wanting what was best for her dog, the owner surrendered Lilly to Talbot Humane.

Officer Brittingham rushed Lilly to Veterinary Medical Center where they quickly went to work, cleaning her wounds, inserting drains and starting her on antibiotics.  She is expected to make a full recovery.

Situations like these are not uncommon at Talbot Humane.  We do our very best for each animal entering our care.  It is part of our mission to  place every treatable and adoptable pet into a new forever home.  But, to provide care for pets like Anastasia and Lilly is expensive.  The medical bills for these 2 deserving pups have already risen to over $1,500. I’m sure you can guess, this will take a big bite out of our Shiloh Fund. This fund was created to provide special needs care beyond the basics to Talbot Humane animals.

This is where you come in.

We need your help today so we can provide care such as this to future Lillys and Anastasias.  It is because of friends like you that we are able to fulfill our mission daily.  Won’t you consider making a donation to our Shiloh Fund now?  Your donation will save the life of the next special needs animal that comes through our  doors.

Thank you for considering a tax deductible donation to Talbot Humane.  Remember, if we each do a little, we can make an amazing difference for the animals together.

For the Animals,

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby

Talbots of Easton Helps Talbot Humane this Saturday!

This Saturday May 18th, Talbots of Easton will be helping the animals of Talbot Humane!  They will collect food and monetary donations all day to help feed and care for our pets during the winter months.  We will be at the Talbottown Shopping Center from 11a-2p with information about our shelter, animals for adoption and goodies to give away!  All customers who make a donation receive a discount on your purchase that day.  We are excited to partner with Talbots, and we hope you choose to support businesses that give back to the community.

Don’t Miss the Fun- Bark in the Park 2013 October 19th


Bark in the Park 2013 is on it’s way to being the best year yet!  We are looking forward to Saturday October 19, 2013 for a day of fun and fundraising for the animals.  

Bark in the Park brings the community together, raises awareness to the plight of homeless animals and is a wonderful day of fellowship among animal lovers.  But, let’s face it- the funds raised are VITAL!

Everyone, even those who cannot attend, have a chance to  make difference for the animals in our community.   

 More MUST SEE events at Bark in the Park this year:   

  • Parade of Adoptable Dogs including regional shelters and rescue groups
  • The Fun and Famous Dog Show
  • Agility,  dog tricks, tail wagging contest, chow down
  • Animal Rescue Tent- local veterinarians and regional animal welfare groups in attendance
  • Vendors
  • Carriage rides, Music, Shopping and much more!

Businesses & Local Non-profits- We want YOU! 

For more information on how you can be a part of this life saving community event, please contact Nancy Wells (410)822-0107 or email nancyw@talbothumane.org today!


We Thank Our Sponsors

Baird Wealth Management

Bay Imprint

C. Albert Matthews

Captain’s Ketch Seafood

Choptank Electric

Delmarva Unleashed Magazine

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Easton Elks Club

Easton Utilities Commission

Foxy’s Harbour Grill

Hair o’ the Dog

Hertrich of Easton

Jason’s Computer Services

Maryland Environmental Service

M&T Bank

Mid Atlantic Tire

Oxford Lawn & Landscape


Pierson’s Comfort Stations

Preston Automotive

Provident State Bank

Queenstown Bank

Salisbury Gift & Garden

Tricrown Inn for Pets

Visitors TV Network

West & Callahan

Whitten Insurance/Nationwide

YMCA of Chesapeake



Cinco De CAT-O at Talbot Humane

As of May 1, 2013 there were 86 felines in our care.  Most of these are wonderful adult cats looking for a loving home.  As cat lovers know, felines, when well cared for and living indoors can live to upwards of 15-20 years!  So a 5 yr old cat still has so much to give.  In an effort to place our adults before kittens season kicks into high gear we are offering all cats 5 years and older at the bargain adoption fee of only $5 for a limited time.  All interested parties must still submit an adoption application and follow the regular process.

Remember, all of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, vaccinated- including the rabies vaccine, FeLV/FIV tested, wormed, receive flea and tick treatment and microchipped.  Stop by and meet our cats Monday – Saturday after 11AM.  We are sure you will fall in love!  To see some of the many cats available at Talbot Humane, simply click HERE.


Dogs Welcome! Talbot County Pet Friendly Businesses

Many of us live busy lives.  On our days off we like to spend the day with our pets, but, not always sitting at home!  Talbot Humane thought our pet loving friends would like to see a list of local businesses who welcome not only you, but your pooch too!  This is not a finite list, and it continues to grow!  If you would like your business listed here please email Patty at patty@talbothumane.org today!




ID saves LIVES- ID Specials for April at Talbot Humane!

It is a proven fact.  Identification SAVES lives.  According to the ASPCA Professional Blog, the rate of stray dogs and cats being returned to their owners/guardians “hovers between 10-30% for dogs and less than 5% for cats.”  In Talbot county our rates are 37% and 5% respectively.  This is a horribly low number!  Your pets cannot tell us where they live, or, your phone number.  We need owners to be proactive.  Even the most responsible pet owner could  have a pet go missing.  Our goal is for every loved pet to be returned home when lost.  But, for this, we need pet owner’s help!

Before disaster strikes- properly identifying your pet. 

Beautiful affectionate cat, stray. No one called for her…

The best ID combination consists of a microchip, plus a pet license tag and a personalized tag hanging from the collar. Having just one form of ID may not work—pets can lose their collars or the microchip information may not be current in the local animal shelter licensing or national microchip databases. Even indoor-only animals need identification—in case someone leaves a door or window open and they escape unnoticed, for example. Pet ID is also important in case of an emergency or when disaster strikes your home or neighborhood. If there is a fire or a natural disaster, it may be necessary to evacuate your companion animals even if you are not home at the time.

If the worst happens

Geriatric Bassett Hound, certainly missing his family. Never claimed.

Call your local animal control agency, veterinary offices and neighbors immediately.  Do not assume your beloved pet “will find their way home,” because the fact is, all too often they don’t.  Make sure your microchip information is up to date annually, with current addresses and phone numbers.  Purchase your county license annually.  Talbot Humane keeps a database with every license sold.  so many times animals are returned by the good citizens who find the pets- BECAUSE they are properly identified.

Take advantage of Talbot Humane’s Pet ID Services

Talbot Humane is celebrating National Pet ID week by offering $1 engraved ID tags and $10 microchip services for the month of April.  Call today to make an appointment, (410)822-0107.   Why take the chance on never seeing your beloved pet again?  ID does save lives, and, prevents broken hearts too.



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