January 2021 in a unanimous vote Bridget Horner was named new President of the Board of Directors of Talbot Humane after Joe Petro stepped down from his 5 years of incredible leadership. Bridget hails originally from the Baltimore area where she worked for Baltimore Gas & Electric/Exelon for 31.5 years until retiring in 2018, moving to Easton with her husband John in 2016. Serving and supporting Talbot Humane as a member since December 2019, and previously on boards for the Everyman Theatre, and the former Institute of Notre Dame, both in Baltimore, MD Bridget brings a passion for animals and a commitment to the community. “We are excited to have Bridget take the helm as we continue our growth to serve the animals and their humans” shares Patty Quimby, Executive Director.
The Talbot Humane Board of Directors also voted 2 new community members to serve the animals of the Midshore, welcoming Dr. Jan Tesi and Vicki Petro to the Board of Directors. Dr. Tesi a private practice veterinarian who has volunteered her services and as a foster parent for the last several years. Vicki is employed with Easton Utilities as their Director of Human Resources and has been a volunteer and supporter of Talbot Humane with her husband Joe for over a decade.
Looking forward, we are excited to see what our team of seasoned members and new friends will bring to the animals and citizens of our community.
Saints Peter and Paul school has been a long-time supporter of the shelter. Several times a year, the students raise funds and do food, toy, and supply drives for the animals who reside adjacent to their playing fields. The latest gifts came from the members of the SSPP Art Club, who combine beautiful artwork with service to the community. The high school-age youth painted ceramic dog and cat food bowls, made feather wand toys for the cats, and baked peanut butter dog treats for the pups. Just before Christmas, the club officers and adviser dropped off their donations and got to test the wands and treats with some of our charges. As always, we are grateful to the youth of our community for their love and concern for the shelter animals!
What a year of unprecedented changes and challenges! We are thankful to have been able to continue our services to the community through it all. In order to keep our team of staff and volunteers safe and keep you safe we will be continuing the following policies until further notice into the new year.
ALL guests must properly wear a mask or face covering the entire time while visiting the building
Limit of 5 guests in the building at any given time
If the limit has been met in the building we will kindly ask you to wait in your vehicle until we have completed assisting other guests
Anyone who has experienced symptoms in the days prior to visiting are asked to refrain from entering the building
We are happy to serve you from the parking lot for any needs possible
Donations of goods and supplies are welcome to be dropped off at our front door bin or bring inside during office hours. We will happily provide receipts as requested.
All visitation of animals will be done by appointment following an adoption application being submitted and approved. We have found this has allowed adopters a more one-on-one experience while allowing our team to limit the number of people in our small workspace.
Talbot Humane commits to keeping our pets for adoption listings up to date so potential adopters can see who is ready for a new home!
Our hours will remain the standard hours at this time.
Sun: Closed to the public
We thank you for your support and cooperation during these times. May we all get to the other side of this healthy and stronger than before!
Talbot Humane is once again participating in Giving Tuesday! We are setting a $10 challenge to our supporters for December 1, 2020! We hope you choose to join us and help reach our goal of 1,000 friends donating $10 each to raise $10,000!
Talbot Humane is pleased to once again be the recipient of funding from the Maryland Department of Agriculture for Spay Neuter Midshore. The grant totaling $28,715 will spay and neuter 434 dogs and cats within Talbot and Dorchester Counties in Maryland for calendar year 2021. “We are thankful for this gift to the animals of our community,” shares Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane. “At this time we budget for approximately $60,000 in public spay/neuter services annually to serve residents of Talbot and Dorchester Counties. This does not include complications, medications or above and beyond care these animals may end up needing at the time of surgery. All funds for these programs must be raised through donations and grants. This funding helps lessen some of that financial burden. We could not be more grateful for MDA’s support and belief in what we do for our community.”
Residents with a dog or cat in need of spay/neuter should contact the shelter today. Surgeries are currently scheduled into early 2021. For more information or to schedule your pet’s appointment please contact Nancy Benner at email@example.com or 410-822-0107.
We are thrilled to be continuing our Annual Cookie Walk tradition, albeit a little different than years prior. Our amazing volunteers will still be baking thousands of cookies for the animals. This year in an abundance of caution we will be pre-packing boxes which have been pre-ordered. Pick up will still be at The Easton Farmer’s Market on December 19th, 8a-11a.
Boxes are the same size as years prior: 1/2 LB box (small) $12 and 1 lb (large) $15.
We will have some other holiday items for sale the day of pick up too!
Calendars are in and only $15. They feature local celebrity pets who won the votes to be featured! Every penny helps us support the animals of the Midshore. Shipping is available for a fee too! Purchase at Talbot Humane and Hair O’ the Dog in Easton, MD. For information on shipping please email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Talbot Humane and Talbot Hospice are pleased to be resuming the Pet Loss Support Group in November. “COVID-19 forced us to put our Pet Loss Support Group on hold for several months. This has been a difficult time for many of us, and the death of a pet during these isolating times has compounded these feelings of sadness and loss,” shares Patty Quimby, Executive Director of Talbot Humane.
While still not meeting in person, meetings will resume via Zoom. This group has proven to be much needed for grieving pet owners in our area. The mission of this program is to provide a safe environment to share feelings and those cherished memories of your beloved pets as well as receive feedback and resources for moving through grief. The facilitators of the meeting are pet lovers and can appreciate that the loss of your pet was the loss of a family member.
The first Zoom meeting will be on Thursday November 5th at 6PM, meeting link will open at 5:30P. Call ins or Zoom log ins are both welcome to attend. The link for the meeting is available on Talbot Humane’s website calendar at https://www.talbothumane.org/event/ . Quimby encourages attendees to RSVP by the Wednesday prior to the meeting to Linda Elzey at email@example.com or call Talbot Humane at (410)822-0107, but day of log-ins are always welcome.
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