Talbot Humane


Talbot Humane Pet Pantry Celebrates 5th Year!

Simply amazing.  Those are really the only words to describe the community support to help feed hungry pets in our area.  When Talbot Humane began our Pet Pantry in 2008, we really had no idea it would take off in such a fabulous way.  Our goal was simple, to help  owners who are faced with the prospect of surrendering their pets because they can no longer afford to purchase food. Many needy families in our community are loving pet owners, but, may be having a difficult time providing food for both their families and their pets during these trying financial times.

When we started we had a few pantry users.  Within one year we were serving close to 100 friends in the community, and these numbers continue to grow.  Today dispensing more than 2 tons of food annually, this program is truly life saving.  The beauty of this program is that every bag and can of food has been donated by our generous community.  We have even had friends who used the pantry, donate back once they have gotten on their feet.  Others have chosen to volunteer with Talbot Humane so they can give back too.

Over the past 5 years, we have seen pet pantries open in shelters in our surrounding counties.  We now even have a group who’s sole goal is to collect food for the shelter pantries- Pet Pantries of Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.  Our work isn’t done yet.  There are still days where we are down to only a few bags of food on our shelves.  We are always accepting dry dog and cat food for the Talbot Humane Pet Pantry.  Great thanks is owed to everyone who has donated to this project.

Thank you friends for all you do.  This is just one more example, if we each do a little, together we truly make a major difference for the animals.

For the animals,

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby

Let’s Stop Kitten Season in it’s Tracks!

March is here and for Talbot Humane and all the other rescues and humane societies in the area this means we will soon be seeing litter upon litter of kittens.  We want to stop kitten season in it’s tracks today!  Talbot County residents you really cannot beat this deal.

If your feline companion or barn cat is over 8 weeks of age, we can help you have he or she spayed or neutered through our low cost spay neuter program. Not only does your cat receive this surgery, but they are dewormed, nails trimmed, and receive rabies and distemper when needed. For an additional fee you may have your cat tested for FeLV/FIV and/or microchipped.

Please call today to schedule your appointment at (410)822-0107.  Be part of the solution to animal over population- have your pet spayed and neutered today!


Oxford Day 2013- Goes to the Dogs- AGAIN!

Talbot Humane is excited to announce Oxford Day is once again, Going to the Dogs!  Join the fun on Saturday, April 27 in Oxford for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. This year  Hair O’ the Dog is the Grand Sponsor of Talbot Humane activities.

Oxford Day begins at 7:30AM with 10k and 5k walk/runs  and the festivities go all day!  The Talbot Humane Breakfast Tent, sponsored by Invisible Fence, will fill your need for morning caffeine and a tasty treat.   The Oxford Day Dog Walk, sponsored by TriCrown Inn for Pets begins at 9:00 am runs from the Causeway to the Ferry Dock. The blessing of the animals takes place just before the Walk at 8:55 am. Download the Oxford day dog walk registration 2013 now! The fee to participate is $25.  All money raised benefits the animals of Talbot Humane- The goal for this day to raise $2,500!

Once at the Ferry Dock,  show your pup pride in the Talbot Humane Oxford Day Dog Show, once again sponsored by Maryland Shore Pet Resort.  This is always great fun, and there is no fee to enter 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 A Like, Dogs Adopted from Other Rescue Organizations, Unique Looks, Best Trick and Best of Show. Trophies will be awarded and pictures will be taken.  We are still accepting sponsors for the dog show!  Interested?  Sponsor a class in the Dog Show 2013– download now!

The Annual Oxford Day Parade begins at 11. 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.







Live your life UNLEASHED- Get ready for St. Michaels and Beyond

May 18th may seem far away, but, it will be here before we know it!  What’s May 18th you ask?  It’s the 2nd Annual St. Michaels Running Festival of course!  This year, not only has Talbot Humane created a fundraising team  to receive a portion of the registration fees, but, we will be training a new group of friends to get UNLEASHED!  Couch potato to seasoned runner- we want you ALL!

For novice runners and first-time marathoners, UNLEASHED offers the popular run:walk training method of just two 30-45 minute runs on your own during the week and one long group run on Saturday mornings that gradually builds, mile by mile, to the full racing distance. All run:walk training is non-competitive, supportive and done at your pace!

Walkers come out and receive some one on one training to build your endurance, and get you to your mileage goal- you know, walkers can join the 5K or 10K events too!

For repeat marathoners and experienced runners, we offer all the amenities of the run:walk program, plus coaching support to help you improve your personal record.

Your commitment for training is the cost of the team shirt (412) and a “Get or Give” of $100 in fundraising for Talbot Humane.  This is a DEAL for the many weeks of training and support leading up to the festival.  Not to mention the team building and new friendships you will undoubtedly make.

For the Training Schedule for the St Michaels Running Festival, please click HERE! Just want to see what it is all about?  Come out to Idlewild Park by the tennis courts on Saturday March 23rd at 7a.  (or any Saturday following!) We would love to have you join us for a “trial run”- we just know you will be hooked! 

For more information on how to LIVE UNLEASHED with Talbot Humane, email us at info@talbothumane.org or call (410)822-0107.

2nd Annual Dancing for the Dogs

Sold out! But you can still make a difference!

The sophomore venture of Dancing for the Dogs is underway!  The competition has begun, all to culminate on March 9, 2013 at The Tidewater Inn. Last year $70,000 was raised for the animals!  AMAZING! Talbot Humane is excited to once again be a recipient of funds from this fabulous event along with Caroline County Humane Society and Tom Cat Solutions.  Partners for Paws Fund was created to help animals on the Midshore- with your help of course!  While seats are sold out, there are still opportunities to be involved with this fabulous event.

  • Vote for your favorite local celebrity! Every dollar is a vote- ultimately a vote for the animals!  Go to www.dancingforthedogs.com to meet the celebrities and vote NOW!
  • Advertise in the program.  There is still room to share your business or passion for animals with those in attendance.
  • Attend an event of one of the 11 dancers!  They are all charged with raising funds for the animals and the competition is already heating up!  Each will be holding events up to the day of the competition.  You will have the opportunity to see their dance and give a few dollars toward the cause too!
    • Saturday February 9th:  Wine Tasting, music and more at Layton Chance Winery in Vienna MD.  2-5P. Benefiting Dance teams of Terron Quailes and Martha Suss.
    • Friday February 15th:  2nd Annual Hair O’ The Dog  Chili Cook-off at their store on Marlboro Rd.  Easton benefiting celebrity Joe Petro’s Team.  Good Dog Grill will be adding the winning chili to their menu & donating proceeds from the sale to Dancing for the Dogs!  WOWZA- how cool!
    • Saturday February 16th:  “Bark a Bid” at the Avalon Theatre, Saturday, Feb. 16th from 7-10pm  benefiting celebrity Stacie Monz’s Team
    • Saturday February 16th:  BASKET BINGO!  4-8P EVFD to benefit Dr. Scott Thompson’s Team
    • Thursday February 28th:  Guest Bartenders at The Washington St. Pub!  Stacie Monz and Hugo will be serving up the libations from 5-8P with a percentage of your check benefiting their team!
    • Sunday March 3rd:  Dancing Preview at 202 Dover!  3P-5P $30 at the door, wine, hors d’ oevres and a preview of Ron Mitchell and Sandra Showell’s dance at 4P!
    • Wednesday- Friday March 6-8th:  Ruby Tuesday’s of Easton Gives Back 10% of the sales will benefit Team Paul Lewis.
    • Wednesday March 6th:  Sneak Peek Dancing for the Dogs!  At the Waterfowl Building (Old Armory on S. Harrison St.) Check out Team Mike Linardi, Team Jordan Lloyd and Team Cleo Braver!  7P-9P for $10 ( or more if you wish!!!) at the door you get to see 3 of the competitors dance and have some sweet treats while doing so!


For more information on this fun and fabulous event, go to www.dancingforthedogs.com

Remember, when we each do our part, we make an amazing difference for the animals of our community!

Holiday and Matching Campaigns Make a Difference!

Donations made to Talbot Humane last month during our  holiday appeal and matching gift campaign well exceeded our initial goal of $30,000.   Because of your generosity these 2 campaigns brought more than $75,000 to Talbot Humane!

“We are so appreciative of the community’s support,” said Patty Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane. “The St. John Foundation, an exceptionally generous friend of Talbot Humane, has again matched contributions made during the month of December, and we are thrilled. This will help many animals during the winter when many need it most.”

The matching challenge ensures that each contribution saves twice as many animals, purchases twice as much pet food and supports twice as many veterinary services. Vernon Nily of the St. John Foundation said, “We are proud and happy to assist Talbot Humane in any way and are amazed at the number of contributions they raised in December.”

Thank you friends.  Once again, proof YOU make all the difference for the animals in our community.

Run LOCAL for Talbot Humane- Partnering with St. Michaels Running Festival!

St. Michaels Running Festival and Talbot Humane Partner! 

We are excited to let you know that Talbot Humane has become a non-profit partner of the St. Michaels Running Festival – which will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  In partnering with this event, we have a wonderful opportunity to raise money and awareness for our cause.  Here is how the partnership works:

We have created a team, Talbot County Humane Society, and we need as many people as possible to sign up for our team.  10% of ALL registration fees will be donated to our organization from the running festival. *

Talbot Humane team UNLEASHED will begin training for the St. Michaels Running festival soon!  Walkers to runners, couch potatoes to seasoned runners- WE WANT YOU ALL!  Check out how to get moving with Talbot Humane!

Don’t need training help but still want to do more for Talbot Humane?  Raise funds from friends and family to support your run that day- It’s easy to do and will make a great impact on our efforts!


We are asking you to sign up to participate in the St. Michaels Running Festival.  You don’t have to be a runner to do it – you can run in any of the races or even walk the 5k course. Just sign up online and make sure you choose Talbot County Humane Society when prompted to join a team.  During the sign up, you will be asked if you would like to raise additional funds for a charity. Please select YES and choose Talbot County Humane Society. You will be able to customize your charity home page after completing registration. You access your fundraising homepage via a link that will be sent with your registration confirmation email.

If you can, please commit to helping us by spreading the word to your friends and family.

You can sign up online by going to www.RunStM.com (click on the register now tab) or you can contact us to talk about joining our team – Nancy Wells – (410) 822-0107 – nancyw@talbothumane.org

*In order for us to get the 10% contribution, no other discounts may be used.  


Clint & Lomax Happy New Beginnings!

Last November, two deserving kittens needed your help. Thanks to your generosity, both Clint and Lomax received the surgeries they required.
As you may remember, Lomax was in need of surgery to removed a ruptured eye.  He received his surgery and healed quickly.   The most fabulous part of his story was still to come.  Lomax was not in our adoption program more than 2 days when his new family came to Talbot Humane and fell in love. This was all possible because of you!

Clint, needing much more invasive and complicated surgery has also received his treatment.  Upon further investigation and examination, he was discovered to be in need of corrective surgery on his knee.  Just days after Christmas the veterinarians at Veterinary Medical Center performed his surgery.  His prognosis is great!  He is still recovering from surgery here at Talbot Humane and will surely find his new home once he is ready to be adopted!

Lomax loves relaxing in his new home


2012 is One for the Record Books… Thanks to YOU!

If you are anything like those of us here at Talbot Humane, you too are wondering where 2012 went!  So much was accomplished for the animals of our community.  2013 is here and we are ready for another successful year!

Here is a snapshot of 2012:

  • More than 1,320 animals entered our care
  • Over 980 animals were adopted, transferred to other 501.c.3 rescue groups or rehabilitation centers, or, were lost and reclaimed by their owners.
  • 270 animals entered foster care to receive the specialized care they deserve
  • Volunteers gave over 15,000 hours of their time to Talbot Humane
  • Officers responded to nearly 800 initial calls and complaints
  • Over 600 animals were spayed and neutered
  • Over 700 children received a lesson in humane care and kindness to animals
  • Your votes placed us in 1 of only 50 spots in the ASPCA Rachael Ray Competition
  • You won us 5,000 lbs of kitty litter from Worlds Best Cat Litter
  • We participated in over 50 events around our community thanks to our dedicated volunteers
  • We got UNLEASHED for the first time!  Creating a charity marathon training program we hope to continue for many years to come
  • Year 3 of Bark in the Park was bigger and better than ever- thanks to YOU!

Because we each did our part, 2012 was a success for the animals of our community. We are looking forward to what 2013 holds.  We hope you continue to follow and support our efforts.  If we each do a little, together, we DO make a difference.

Resolve with us to make a difference in 2013- Adopt. Donate. Volunteer.  Save a life with Talbot Humane!

For the Animals,

Patty Crankshaw-Quimby

Make Double the Difference for the Animals this Holiday

Thanks to a generous member of our community, we have been offered an amazing gift.  The chance to double dollars given to Talbot Humane through the end of 2012! We have all heard of the “Shop Local” push in recent years, we would like to encourage “Donate Local” as well.  Your donations to Talbot Humane are used here in your own back yard, for animals in our community.  Many people are surprised to learn Talbot Humane receives no funding from national organizations.  We rely heavily on the generosity of our friends and neighbors in order to provide care to animals in need.

The matching challenge means contributions received will save twice as many animals, purchase twice as much pet food and support twice as many veterinary services. Donors simply need to write “matching gift” in the memo line of their checks or online donations to have their contributions matched through December 31, 2012.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 during the holiday season between our holiday appeal and the “Double Dog Dare” for the animals in our care.   Where else can you potentially double your donation, and really see it make a difference in the lives of those most in need?   Interested in making a difference in the lives of the animals at Talbot Humane? Donate securely here on our website!

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