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#GivingTuesday Rises Up for the Animals!

 

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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 patty@talbothumane.org or (410)822-0107!

 

Festive Fridays & Fun Events Ahead!

We are so lucky to now have Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage open for business! The store Printnot 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:

Nov. 25~ Santa’s Sack Sale 

Get the first look and best selection of toys for holiday giving at Head to Tail Thrift & Vintage!

Nov. 29~ RISE UP with a Giving Tuesday Challenge!

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!

Dec. 4~ Paint Day with Maggie Sarfaty 

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

Dec. 8~ Pet (and families) Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus

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.

Dec. 9~ Finer Things from Talbot County

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!

Dec. 16~ Holiday Color Sale

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!

Dec. 23~ Last Minute Shopper Support

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.

 

There’s a New Shop In Town! All to help the animals!

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Talbot Humane is opening an upscale thrift and vintage store, to serve as a sustainable source of funding for the work we do for shelter animals. We are counting on the generous support of community members like you to donate those gently used treasures you no longer need, which we can turn into much needed revenue!

CONTINUALLY SEEKING DONATIONS OF:

ART WORK, JEWELRY, CLEAN, HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES, HANDBAGS, HOUSEWARES, FURNITURE, PET SUPPLIES

 

 

Donate those things you know you don’t need to a local shelter instead of a BIG BOX second-hand retailer. Keep your money in your community, where it can do the MOST GOOD!
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10a-5p
Thursday 11a-7p
Saturday 10a-4p
Closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays

 

Across Rt. 50 from Talbot Humane, Westbound side
7871 Ocean Gateway
Easton, Maryland 21601
Contact: susan@talbothumane.org today!

Bark in the Park- Goes to the… POMS!

They are described by the American Kennel Club as intelligent, inquisitive, cocky, commanding and animated.

Let’s add resilient.

sweetboyRescued 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.

DSC_1485While 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.

Thank You Sponsors

Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits

Kevertin Pet Resort

WCEI Radio

The Star Democrat

TriCycle and Run

Delmarva UNLEASHED

St. Michaels Pet Supplies

Foxy’s Harbor Grille

Easton Utilities

Preston Auto Group

Weaver Mavity and Short

Tidewater Rotary

The NewsCenter

Miles Away

 

Keeping Pets Safe and Happy this Summer

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HEATSTROKE CAN KILL, AND FAST.

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…)

Sip, Savor, and Cruise to Benefit Talbot Humane and Talbot Hospice

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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:

https://www.stardem.com/site/forms/promos/sip_and_savor/sip_and_savor/


For more information, contact Betsy Griffin at 443-239-0307.

Friday Night Fighters

GailBuchalter_FridayNightFighters4A Fascinating Read for a Great Cause!

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.

Reviews:

“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.

Voted Best Non-Profit on the Eastern Shore

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Thanks to your support, your commitment to helping us fulfill our mission, and the amazing work of our staff and volunteers, readers of What’s Up? Eastern Shore have named Talbot Humane as the Best Non-Profit on the Shore!  We are thankful for your support to help us continue to grow our programs and services. 

Did you know?

  • Since 1932 Talbot Humane, FKA Talbot County Humane Society, FKA Friends to the Animals has been serving animals in need across the Mid-Shore.
  • Talbot Humane has had a low or no cost spay/neuter program for public pets since 2000.  As of May 31st, we have already provide free or very low cost surgeries to over 300 pets from the Mid-shore.
  • We offer humane education lessons and visits to every school in Talbot County. Just call to schedule a visit!
  • Our public pet pantry has been open for owners in need since 2008.  We serve approximately 100 residents monthly.
  • We offer pet bereavement services to residents of the Mid-Shore area on the first Thursday of each month.
  • Talbot Humane offers a behavioral hotline for pet owners in crisis.  Our goal is to keep pets with caring owners.
  • We offer low-cost microchip services to pet owners. The goal, to reunite pets with owners BEFORE they ever reach our doors!
  • As our ability to provide services and education to the community has grown over the last 10 years, the number of animals entering our care has dropped by almost 1/2.  This is a testament to the power of education and support!
  • In order to provide services at the current level, that is provide daily care to animals, animal control services, all of the services listed above and MORE, it costs $2,383 PER DAY, 365 days a year.
 Your support allows Talbot Humane to continue expanding our programs and improving the lives of pets and residents, not only in Talbot County but, across the Mid-Shore. 

We Thank You!

Talbot Humane Joins the Million Cat Challenge

Adoption fees for felines of ALL ages waived!

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Saving lives is what it is all about at Talbot Humane. In effort to save the lives of more felines in our community, Talbot Humane has joined the Million Cat Challenge.  This program sponsored by Maddie’s Fund, is a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of 1 million cats in North America over the next five years. The core strategy of the campaign will be five key initiatives that will offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats.

Diamond is one of the hundreds of deserving cats that enter our care at Talbot Humane each year.

Diamond is one of the hundreds of deserving cats that enter our care at Talbot Humane each year.

“Our first step in finding more homes for the cats and kittens in our care at Talbot Humane is to waive adoption fees for all felines,” shares Executive Director Patty Quimby.  “We are excited to be a part of this life saving program.  Ultimately we would love to be in the position where we are able to assist other shelters with their cat population, just as we currently do with dogs.”

Quimby says the process is simple. Visit their adoption center at 7894 Ocean Gateway, or PetSmart in Easton MD, meet the cats and kittens available for adoption, and fall in love.  “We hope to see other groups across the state and Delmarva join us in this life saving challenge.”

For more information on pets for adoption, the adoption process, or other services and programs available at Talbot Humane, please visit www.talbothumane.org today.

Feeding One Pet at a Time- Mid-Shore Pet Pantries Coalition

calka childs donationTalbot Humane has been providing pet food to residents in need since 2008 when our public pet food pantry opened.  In late 2011 Pet Pantries of Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline Counties opened their organization and  helped fill local shelters public pantry shelves.  Mary Kramer and Barbara Mulready joined forces in an effort to ensure pets in need had full bellies across the Mid-shore.

For the past 5 years the support offered by Pet Pantries has been an important part of our outreach programs to residents in need.  We are so grateful for all they have done for Talbot Humane, Caroline County Humane Society and Baywater Animal Rescue.  Providing thousands of pounds of dry dog and cat food to the shelters annually they have helped us feed more pets in need, it has been a labor of love on their part!

Earlier this year, the team at Pet Pantries decided to close the organization.  They generously provided their last funds to each organization to fill our shelves.  We are continuing the spirit and teamwork of Pet Pantries going forward. Talbot Humane is joining with Caroline County Humane Society, Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne’s County, Kent County Humane Society and Baywater Animal Rescue to continue our missions of helping the animals of our communities- creating Mid-shore Pet Pantries Coalition.   Each organization will be collecting food in their respective counties for the pantry with the help of local businesses and volunteers.  Each organization is looking for businesses willing to be a drop off location as well as volunteers to monitor and transport food.  For more information on how you can get involved, contact our office today!

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