Imagine waking on January 1, 2017 and the cages and kennels of Talbot Humane being almost bare… Would that not be the MOST amazing way to begin the New Year? Well, our staff and volunteers are going to do our best to make this a reality for the more than 170 pets in our care at this time!
Warm bed. Full belly. Love. Care. They don’t ask for much from us and what they give us in return is immeasurable.
Here’s the deal for the rest of 2016:
When we speak to our staff and volunteers, some of our fondest holiday memories included adding a new friend to the family during the holidays. Our lives are that much richer when we share our hearts with those who love so unconditionally.
We welcome you to visit us Monday-Saturday through the holiday season, if nothing else allow us the opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support for our mission and values at Talbot Humane. We appreciate all you do, and, we know without you we would nothing.
Kick of the Holidays with a Sunday afternoon Paint your Pet Party to support the animals in need! We are doing this event on the 3rd floor of our new shop- Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage, across from the Humane Society on Rt 50, Sunday, December 4th 2-4PM.
The cost is $45, includes all materials. Each attendee should bring a photo printed or on your phone of the pet you would like to paint, just the face will do. It will be encircled by a holiday wreath. Artist Maggii Sarfaty will be helping each of us make our own holiday masterpiece of our beloved pets. We hope you can join us!
We encourage you to register soon, space is limited and we are sure spots will fill fast! https://talbothumane.givezooks.com/events/holiday-paint-your-pet-party
We want 200 animal lovers to stop in to Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage on with a $10 donation on national Giving Tuesday and two great things will happen: The Talbot Humane Board of Directors will match up to $2,000 in donations, for a possible $4,000 fundraising drive for the day, AND, how about this- the first 50 people who make a $10 donation get a FREE DRINK coupon from Rise Up Coffee Roasters. A HUGE thank you to our friends at Rise Up Coffee Roasters for their support!
Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage, located at 7874 Ocean Gateway, across Rt 50 from the shelter behind the Astrology Shop will be open until 6P on Tuesday November 29th! If you cannot make it in to the shop, but wish to help us reach our goal of $4,000, please contact Patty Quimby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410)822-0107!
We are so lucky to now have Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage open for business! The store not only is a form of revenue for our efforts at Talbot Humane, but, we have a new location for fun events!
The store will stay OPEN until 6 pm on Fridays in December! Join us for these events:
Get the first look and best selection of toys for holiday giving at Head to Tail Thrift & Vintage!
We want 100 animal lovers to stop in the store with a $10 donation on national Giving Tuesday and two great things will happen: The Talbot Humane Board of Directors will match up to $2,000 in donations, for a possible $4,000 fundraising drive for the day! AND, how about this- the first 50 people who make a $10 donation get a FREE DRINK coupon from Rise Up Coffee Roasters. Oh my!
Work ’til 5? We’ll stay open until 6 pm!
Join us for a “paint your pet” paint afternoon fundraiser with a favorite local artist. Space is limited, so sign up early! Create something special for yourself this holiday season. Register here: https://talbothumane.givezooks.com/events/holiday-paint-your-pet-party
Come to the store from 5-7 pm with your leashed pet and have your holidays photo taken at our annual event to benefit the animals with a $10 per pet suggested donation.
You won’t believe the amazing things that have been generously donated to Head to Tail Thrift & Vintage! Waterford crystal, gold jewelry, fine art work, designer handbags and many other wonderful gift ideas! Shop with us for that special piece at an affordable price!
All merchandise with something red or green on it is 50% off all day! Hunt for those colors and grab a great deal just before the holidays!
Don’t panic! Let us help you find the unusual, the unexpected, the last minute gift! Never fear, there’s always something special at Head to Tail Thrift & Vintage.
They are described by the American Kennel Club as intelligent, inquisitive, cocky, commanding and animated.
Let’s add resilient.
Rescued Pomeranians will be the star of the show at Talbot Humane’s 7th Annual Bark in the Park festival on October 8th, when many of the more than 300 “Poms” who were saved from abuse and neglect this past spring in Wicomico County will reunite for POMapalooza! The Pomeranian Reunion, sponsored by Kevertin Pet Resort, is Talbot Humane’s chance to honor the Humane Society of Wicomico County for its outstanding rescue work and to thank the eight other animal welfare organizations that took in some of the Pomeranians, gave them medical care, grooming, socialization opportunities and then found them loving, new homes.
Through the cooperation of local animal welfare groups, over 250 of the rescued Pomeranians and dozens of their puppies who were born in the shelters that took them in, have been adopted. The remaining dogs are still under medical care at the Humane Society of Wicomico, and will likely be held pending criminal charges filed against the former owners of the dogs.
“The public was so engaged in this story and in the welfare of these Pomeranians, and so many animal welfare groups banded together to help, that we thought it would be fun to see them all back together healthy and happy with their new families,” said Patty Quimby, Talbot Humane Executive Director. Everyone who adopted one of the rescued Pomeranians from any of the shelters has been invited to join us for the reunion in the dog show ring. “They also will lead our annual Dog Parade, sponsored by Hair O’ The Dog Wine& Spirits,” Quimby said.
While many people gave the rescued Pomeranians a place to call home, many others across the Shore donated thousands of dollars in dog food and toys, cleaning supplies and monetary contributions. Groomers donated their time and resources, shaving and bathing the terribly matted and filthy dogs, clipping nails that were much too long, and cleaning ears and eyes. In addition, many veterinarians donated much-needed medical care for the dogs, including sorely needed dental work.
Everyone who supported the rescue the rescue of the dogs should come out to see Pomeranian Reunion. “It was a true community effort to help these Pomeranians,” Quimby said. “Now it’s time for us to celebrate and see these resilient little dogs living happily with their new families.”
Although Pomeranians are our special guests this year, all dogs are encouraged to bring their people out to Bark in the Park. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for people to spend some quality time with their “best friends” and help raise much needed funds for Talbot Humane. Join in the annual Dog Parade, 5K Run/Walk, and fun Dog Show, with classes like Tallest Dog, Smallest Dog, Fluffiest Dog and more. Register for all events here: 7th Annual Bark in the Park
Also new this year is Talbot Humane’s commitment to serving food that is humanely raised and sustainability grown. Featured food vendors include the Sprout Food Truck, Rise Up Coffee, Jamie’s Catering serving pulled pork from Pop’s Old Place, Highland Creamery, and more. Talbot Humane will launch new efforts at Bark in the Park to promote local food producers who are humanely raising animals. Please plan to try what’s new on our menu this year for breakfast and/or lunch!
Other festival features are: the day starts with a 5K fun run on Easton’s beautiful Rails to Trails sponsored by Tricycle and Run; the Pawrade of Adoptable Dogs from many area animal welfare organizations; The Pet Boutique, sponsored by St. Michaels Pet Supplies, featuring their stores must-have pet items; agility and other canine demonstrations; groomers from Kevertin Pet Resort; veterinarians and animal welfare groups; business and craft vendors; live music from Three Penny Opera; and a kid’s agility course. All dogs must be leashed.
Admission is free to Bark in the Park, held at Idlewild Park in Easton, October 8th from 8 am-noon. The public can register for the Dog Parade, 5K Fun Run/Walk and the Fun Dog Show online here: 7th Annual Bark in the Park. All proceeds benefit the animals and programs at Talbot Humane.
Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits
Kevertin Pet Resort
The Star Democrat
TriCycle and Run
St. Michaels Pet Supplies
Foxy’s Harbor Grille
Preston Auto Group
Weaver Mavity and Short
Most pet owners realize that keeping pets in hot cars can kill them…but not many realize just how quickly the effects of heatstroke can set in for a dog or cat. Heatstroke is a condition animals begin to suffer gradually, but it accelerates quickly; it’s easy for early signs of heatstroke to go unrecognized, and for the pet to be in an emergency situation within mere minutes.
On warm days, a vehicle acts like an oven. It holds the heat inside, and that heat becomes very intense even on days that don’t seem too warm. On an 85-degree day, for example, even with the windows open, the temperature inside a car can climb to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, and to 120 degrees in 30 minutes. With the humidity we experience here on the shore, it may go even higher. Because a dog’s normal body temperature is 101-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit, he can withstand a body temperature of 107-108 degrees for only a very short time before suffering irreparable brain damage…or death. (more…)
Join us for a wonderful evening to support 2 great causes! Enjoy a scenic evening cruise on The Miles River with an assortment of light and heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by popular St. Michaels eateries. Includes wine pairings, 90 minute private charter with stunning Miles River sailboat race views, custom designed cookies presented at departure for a sweet memory of this special evening.
Tickets are $75/ per person, may be purchased here:
For more information, contact Betsy Griffin at 443-239-0307.
Author Gail Buchalter has written a page turner, “Friday Nigh Fighters” is a fictional tale about a forensic veterinarian and her fight for justice for those without a voice, set right here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
A portion of the ongoing sale of this book is being donated back to Talbot Humane! You can visit her website here: http://fridaynightfightersmystery.com/
Gail Buchalter is an award-winning journalist who was a staff writer for People magazine and a contributing editor at Parade magazine for 20 years, and arguably one of the longest surviving freelancers at Forbes magazine. She wrote about film, television and recording artists, sports figures and her true love – animals. Gail was born and raised in Manhattan, lived in Nashville, Los Angeles and Southampton, NY, before moving to rural Maryland, where she opened a yoga studio in 2002. A board member of the local humane society, she was also instrumental in helping create a low-cost feral cat spay/neuter organization. She has adopted and fostered numerous cats and dogs, and today lives with her three dogs and two cats on several acres in the woods.
“I could not conceptualize how someone could write a fictional book about pit bull fighting that people would want to read, but Gail Buchalter nailed it! She accurately portrays the medical, forensic and legal aspects of the work through characters that are fantastic and funny – I found myself laughing out loud at times – and could not wait to learn more about them. She has created an intriguing, gritty mystery with a heartwarming story about animals and the people who work to protect them. An outstanding accomplishment!” — Melinda Merck, DVM, Owner of Veterinary Forensics Consulting, LLC, Austin, TX, who assisted with the prosecution of NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
“This is a great read told from the perspective of the forensic veterinarian who has seen it all. Her voice grabs you immediately, from the description of when the doctor first meets Ella, an abused pit bull she adopts, to the emotions involved in investigating these horrid acts of cruelty and violence. There are many factual pieces woven into this gripping story. It has all the elements of a fascinating read: love, hate, crime, animals, and a heroine working for the greater good!” — Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, Executive Director Talbot Humane; President, Professional Animal Workers of Maryland, Inc.
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