As COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives in recent weeks, Talbot Humane has placed a few policies in place to encourage the community to participate in social distancing. Please read carefully as some items have changed in recent days:
By following these guidelines we feel we are able to continue to serve the animals and our community safely and humanely. Thank you all for your steadfast support!
We all worry about our loved ones during an emergency, human and pets alike. We generally consider “disasters” as weather emergencies, wildfires, flooding. The current worries of COVID-19 are good reminders to be prepared to care for our pets during all emergencies, personal, local, regional.
Here are some key points to keep in mind, whether you have to evacuate due to a hurricane, fall ill with influenza, or break a leg:
For information on creating a home disaster plan click here: https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/make-disaster-plan-your-pets
We are ready for shoppers this holiday season at Head to Tail Thrift and Vintage! 100% of the profits supporting the pets and programs served by Talbot Humane, your shopping makes a difference! We will be having specials all month long whether you are shopping for decorations, that holiday outfit or gifts for people and pets, Head to Tail has you covered! The Christmas shop is open for business filled with gifts and home decor. New items are put out daily throughout the store. We are thankful for your support be it donations or shopping. You make a difference every time you shop Head to Tail!
For the month of November Giant foods is back at it for the animals! Every $2.50 Community Bag sold at the Easton Giant Foods will generate a $1 donation for the animals of Talbot Humane! This is an amazing way to support the animals and create a more humane and clean environment! Rotate out those older or torn bags for a couple new ones and help the animals too!
Thank you Giant Food! We appreciate your efforts to create a more humane community for all!
Recently the Talbot Humane Board of Directors and staff officially adopted the 8 tenets of Socially Conscious Sheltering. We have been operating in this manner for some time, but had not put a name to our beliefs. This model of sheltering originated Colorado and has been adopted by a number of shelters in that state and beyond. Socially Conscious Sheltering surpasses the ideals of kill verses no kill. We are proud to serve the community through our commitment to protect and provide humane care and treatment to all animals, whether healthy or not, friendly or not, with compassion, transparency and thoughtfulness. We truly believe, the best shelter is a Humane Community.
The Eight Tenets of Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering are as follows:
We are here to help. Our mission continues to be service to animals and their owners of the Midshore with compassion, transparency and thoughtfulness. You are part of our Humane Community.
In times of crisis, people are often told to leave their homes for a “short time,” only to find that they cannot return for days or even weeks. As a result, community animal shelters are overwhelmed with lost and separated pets following a disaster.
“Helping our residents and pets during an emergency is extremely important to our organization.” Said Patty Quimby, Executive Director of Talbot Humane. “The Talbot Animal Disaster Services Team has been in place and ready to assist our residents during weather or other catastrophic emergencies where an emergency shelter would need to be opened since 2010. Providing the tools to our residents to be prepared in the event of an emergency is a priority.” Quimby adds, “Preparedness saves lives.”
Talbot Humane suggests families build a Pet Emergency Go-Kit and store it with the rest of the family’s emergency preparations:
They also recommend the following Tips to Help Ensure Your Pet’s Safety in an Emergency:
For more information on emergency preparedness for your family and your pets you may visit ready.gov , HillsPet.com/PetPrepared, or contact Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107.
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