The first official race for UNLEASHED in fall 2012.
Amy Eutsey is no stranger to Talbot Humane. In December of 2011 she joined forces with fellow volunteer Julie Fickes to create our very successful and life changing program UNLEASHED. She has been an important part of our volunteer force since!
Earlier this year Amy joined the staff of Talbot Humane as our part time data entry assistant. When Susan Langfitt, long time Volunteer and Community Events Coordinator, shared her interest in concentrating on fundraising and development, Amy was an immediate choice to work with the volunteers.
“Susan has left big shoes to fill. I am excited to work with the dedicated volunteers,” shares Amy. “I love working with and inspiring people, and being a part of the team of Talbot Humane.”
We are thrilled to have Amy join us. “She has a gentle and friendly nature, is super organized and is committed to the mission of Talbot Humane,” states director Patty Quimby. “We are all excited to have Amy as part of the team.”
The Avalon stage will be rockin’ on May 29, but not with musicians or drums or electric guitars. Local art will take the stage and will blow you away as originality, functionality and charm mingle passionately in Talbot Humane’s second annual “chairity” auction. Rock On Talbot Humane will feature 20 one-of-a-kind, hand painted chairs for live auction to benefit the shelter animals at Talbot Humane. The event is free and open to the public, and it will include an uncommon and exceptional silent auction, delicious food, cash bar, and of course, the Avalon milieu.
“Local artists put their hearts and souls into painting these chairs,” said Susan Langfitt, Volunteer & Community Events Coordinator for Talbot Humane. “Every chair comes back to us transformed from the planks of bare wood they start out as into a beautiful work of art. We love to see where each artist takes this project.”
This year, Rock On Talbot Humane will auction 15 custom-built, rocking Adirondack chairs, five children’s Adirondack chairs, and a signature bench. Each is sponsored by a local business, where it remains on display for the public to enjoy until they are auctioned in May. Chairs will start appearing at local businesses at the end of April. Photos of the painted chairs also will start popping up in the coming weeks on Talbot Humane’s Facebook page, the Rock On Talbot Humane Facebook page, and Talbot Humane’s website at www.talbothumane.org.
“Last year, we raised just over $17,000 for the shelter through our live and silent auctions, and of course, we hope to surpass that at this year’s event,” said Langfitt. “It’s a wonderful way for the public to support the work we do here at Talbot Humane and take home a beautiful piece of artwork they will use and enjoy for years to come.” From the original design of the rocking Adirondack chair, hand-built in Maryland, to the custom art work, Rock On Talbot Humane chairs are worth the investment buyers put both into the chairs and into caring for our community’s homeless animals. Chairs ranged in price last year from $300 to $2,000.
This year’s project features a signature bench, which is displayed at The Academy of Arts in Easton. Painted by local artist Jonathan Crist, who often combines stain and paint to create iconic Eastern Shore scenes, this year, The Robert Morris Inn is his muse. A fun addition to this year’s auction, conducted by Buddy Foxwell of Foxwell Auctions in Cambridge, are children’s Adirondacks, which will bring a fun new element to the night, and are include a sports chair and a mermaid theme. We are certain the “Bidder’s Choice” chair will also be popular. Famed pet portrait Artist Nancy Norman VanSchaik will be creating a chair of the bidder’s choosing! Imagine your furred love immortalized on a one-of-a-kind rocking Adirondack!
Doors will open at the Avalon at 6:30 pm and the live auction starts at 7 pm on May 29. For more information on the Rock On Talbot Humane project, contact Susan Langfitt at 410-822-0107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Thanks to Our Artists And Sponsors
2015 Rock On Talbot Humane Chair Locations
Choppy Seas by Jeff Crist sponsored by and located at Masons Bartlett Pear Chair by Sarah Fagan & Sequoia Chupek sponsored by and located at Bartlett Pear Inn Bidders Choice – Unpainted Chair by Nancy Van Schaik sponsored by Orion Safety Products (hosted at Avalon) Funky Crab by Lorraine White sponsored by and located at Hair O’ The Dog All for Rosie by Sean Wells sponsored by and located at Miranda’s Stadium Seating by Deb Carney sponsored by and located at Crackerjacks Dragonflies! by Bridget Whited sponsored by and located at Piazza Italian Market Playmates by Laura Rankin sponsored by and located at Lizzy Dee Sunflower Party by SMMHS Art Students sponsored by and located at Lacaze Meredith Real Estate Daisy Dearie by Cherry Dearie Elizabeth Claire Salon Flower Power by Melinda Sebastian sponsored by and located at Victory Garden Café Seahorse by Robin Voshell sponsored by and located at Baird Wealth Management Robert Morris Inn by Jonathan Crist sponsored by Alchemy Works (hosted at Academy Art Museum) The Mermaid Chair by Maggi Sarfaty sponsored by and located at Bountiful Yellow Brick Road by Ian Scott-Taylor Field of Flowers by Diane DuBois Mullaly sponsored by and located at Gina’s Cafe The Little Mermaid by Terri Griffin sponsored by and located at Theo’s Advice From The Bay by Laura Wooters sponsored by Judge & Mrs. John C. North II (hosted at CB Maritime Museum) Butterflies Are Free by Shalagh Hogan sponsored by Shore Pediatrics (hosted at Ouvert Gallery) Good Day Sunshine by Faith Stiffler sponsored by and located at Awful Arthurs The Hot Stuff by KC Bridges sponsored by and located at Preppy Redneck
The 2015 Dancing for the Dogs competition is underway! Talbot Humane is thrilled to once again be a beneficiary of this fabulous event. We along with Caroline County Humane Society and TomCat Solutions are looking forward to the best event to date all to help the animals of our area! Seats once again sold out in record time for this must attend event. Even though you may not have been able to purchase a ticket, there are still many ways to help support the event and even get to see some of the dancers strut their stuff (including our very own Dr. Mark Langfitt!)
Saturday February 14th: Dancers in the Doghouse right here at Talbot Humane
Wednesday February 18th: Owen Wormser Guest Bartender at Doc’s Downtown Grill
Monday February 23rd: Daria Wilson Guest Soda Tender and Box Lunch sale at Hill’s Soda Fountain
Wednesday February 25th: Mark McGuire Guest Bartender Hunter’s Tavern
Friday February 27th: Daria’s In the Doghouse at Preston Ford
Sunday March 1st: Bingo at Easton Firehouse for Dr. Jan Tesi
Saturday March 7th: Preview Party for Dr. Mark Langfitt and Dr. Jan Tesi
Friday March 13th: Womanless Beauty Pageant at Easton High School for Dr. Mark Langfitt
ONGOING- Aida Leisure has a beautiful bracelet for sale to benefit her fundraising- $25 from each piece goes to DFTD.
Dancing for the Dogs is an independent fundraising effort created by amazing friends to the animals of the Midshore. For more information on the event, celebrity dancers, more upcoming events or to make a donation, please visit their website www.dancingforthedogs.com today!
Yes, it’s true! YOU improved the lives of animals in our community last year!
Almost 300 animals benefited from foster care.
600+ animals were spayed or neutered.
Our open admission shelter provided compassionate care to over 1,200 animals.
Our live release rate rose to 92%!
126 animals were reunited with their families.
771 animals were adopted, transferred to other 501.c.3 rescues or relocated.
We witnessed an empty Dog Adoption Wing TWICE in a 5 month period!
You filled our Pet Pantry with nutritious food for animals in need.
Humane Education events were offered across the county.
Our volunteers participated in more than 50 community events in 2014.
Volunteers gave over 15,000 hours to Talbot Humane.
By reporting cases of neglect and abuse, you saved the lives of countless animals.
To each of you who adopt, donate, volunteer, network, share our pets on social media, foster, or spread the good news of what we do, YOU SAVE LIVES. Here’s to 2015 being the best year yet for the animals of our community!
EASTON MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL ANNIE
Under the direction of Richard A. Vitanovec, Easton Middle School proudly presents the Broadway musical Annie. Show dates are January 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 7:00 pm and January 25 at 2:00 pm at the Easton High School Auditorium. This is the 10th anniversary of Vitanovec’s first musical at Easton Middle School, which was Annie back in 2004. This production involves over 50 students from 3rd grade through 12th grade, as well as some Easton Middle School faculty.
To give his students a unique experience, Vitanovec was also able to contact Bill Berloni, animal trainer for Broadway and Hollywood, and he will be bringing one of his dogs, Mikey, to play “Sandy” in the production. Mikey played “Sandy” in the 30th Anniversary National Tour of Annie and was the “Sandy” understudy on Broadway. Berloni will be coming with Mikey to work with the cast. He has trained ALL of the “Sandys” on Broadway as well as the Sandy in the newest movie of Annie that came out this past December. The students and Vitanovec are very excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity.
This is a big-hearted musical for the whole family. Come see Annie January 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 7:00 pm and January 25 at 2:00 pm at Easton High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children/students. Advance tickets can be purchased at Easton Middle School, Crackerjacks, Little Rascals, Reeser’s Pharmacy, and Rise Up Coffee Roasters on Dover Street.
“SANDY’S PANTRY”- Bring 4+ cans of cat/dog food or a bag of cat/dog food to the show and you will be entered in a raffle for a special prize. The cat and dog food will be donated to Talbot Humane to help all the “Sandys” that find their way there.
Yes, it’s true! Thanks to a grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Talbot Humane is able to provide FREE spay/neuter services- including vaccinations- at no cost to the pet owner while funds last.
Did you know:
58% of ALL dogs entering U.S. animal shelters are pit bull or pit bull mixes?
The average cost to PROPERLY care for a litter of puppies (average litter 5 -9 puppies) is well over that which you will “make” from the sale of the puppies. This cost rises greatly if the mother is unable to nurse or there are any medical complications.
Dog flippers, hoarders and fighters scour social media and free to good home ads for animals which often end up abused and neglected.
Show your dog you love them, have them spayed or neutered!
If you are a Talbot County resident in need of spay/neuter services for your pit bull or pit bull mix type dog contact our office TODAY!
Can you even believe 2015 is almost here? Well, Talbot Humane’s Charity Running Program UNLEASHED will be running into the new year with hopes of changing more lives- human and animal!
UNLEASHED is a 6-month physical conditioning program geared at both beginners and experienced runners. More than 100,000 marathoners have used the training method that Unleashed is based on, with 98% success! The training combines running with regular walk breaks to help you build endurance. You will start out with a slow 3-mile run and gradually increase your distance each Saturday during group runs. Each week you will see your progress and really appreciate how far you’ve come! Generally, new runners start out with half marathon training. Returning runners often opt to train for a full marathon!
Often it isn’t the idea of running that deters potential team members, it is the fundraising aspect. One of our biggest doubters last year, who stressed that she was not going to raise her $500 goal actually turned out to be our biggest fundraiser of the season! We will guide you through your fundraising and make it fun and easy to reach all of your goals- physical and financial!
For more information on UNLEASHED and the perks you gain from joining our team, visit us HERE.
Come see what UNLEASHED is all about! Yes, it is true, even the most “seasoned” couch potato can get moving and have personal success with our Charity Running Program. Meeting is at 6PM at Talbot Humane. We will have our coaches and current teammates present to answer questions and provide you with information and support. Make new friends and do something amazing for yourself and the animals in need in 2015!
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Why not choose to help the animals of Talbot Humane on #GivingTuesday as part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity?
A few ways you can make a difference for the animals on #GivingTuesday December 2nd:
Have a donation drive at your school, office or with your group of friends. You can share our wishlist in advance to encourage support.
Make a tax deductible donation to Talbot Humane which will count toward our end-of-year Matching Gift Campaign.
Share animals in need on your social media for the day in hopes of finding homes for the holidays.
Sign up to be a volunteer in 2015- start the new year off with a mission to help those in need.
Bark Week is going to make you chase your tail with excitement!
You know us, we cannot contain the fun to just one day! Start with our Facebook trivia contest. Each day sometime between 9A-noon we will post a trivia question about Talbot Humane, animals, pet care or Bark in the Park. The first correct answer each day will win a Bark in the Park related prize ranging from event registration to BITP T-shirts and more! On Tuesday October 14th tune to Bark in the Park sponsor WCEI 96.7 during the 8 o’clock hour. Matt & Mo will be chatting with Patty Quimby & Susan Langfitt about Talbot Humane and Bark in the Park! Then, on Friday October 17th tune into Delmarvalife on WBOC Channel 16 at 5PM to see our adoptable pets (some will be dressed ready for the costume parade!) and last minute updates on Saturday’s event.
As the sponsor for the Bark in the Park Guinness World Record Costume Parade the Hair O’ The Dog Gang is jumping right in to make Bark Week FUN and FABULOUS for everyone! October 12-17 they will be making sure you don’t forget about Bark in the Park!
Here is a reason to get that costume ready now! “The Dog” will be holding a Dog Costume Contest throughout the week. Go to Hair O’ the Dog on Marlboro Rd. in Easton with your dog dressed to impress and they will take photos to post to the HOTD Facebook page. The dog with the most likes will win a $50 gift card to HOTD, 2nd place a $25 gift card and 3rd place a $10 gift card!
On Friday October 17th the “Wine Diva” Leeanne and Talbot Humane board member Jo Verne have challenged each other to a cook-off using Guinness! The winner is judged by YOU with your $$$! (real winners- the animals who benefit from the cash donated!)
Friday will also have a wine tasting featuring a Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon from Frenchie Winery. Frenchie donates $1.00 for every bottle sold to the national ASPCA. They also have French Bulldogs on the labels and are geared towards dog lovers!
We wish to send great thanks to our major event sponsors: Hair O’ The Dog, Koons of Easton, Easton Utilities, WCEI Radio, Bay Imprint, and The Star Democrat.
We hope you choose to support Talbot Humane in our biggest fundraiser of the year. We know you are busy. We know you have many worthy organizations asking for your support. You truly make a difference for the animals or our community when you support Talbot Humane. It is very true, when we each do our part, amazing things happen.