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Oldies But Goodies! Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

adoptions sept 2015 173November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month!  In honor, Talbot Humane is offering a number of wonderful opportunities for our senior pets and the seniors in our community!

  • All Pets 7 years and older will have their adoption fee 1/2 price.
  • All Adopters 60 yrs + who choose a “senior” pet  will have the fees for cats waived and dog at $40.
    • Seniors who adopt will also benefit from FREE lifetime ear cleaning and nail trimming for their pet (with appointment)
We know that animals enrich our lives, and an older pet is often a perfect fit for many lifestyles.  We also wish to encourage our community of active seniors to consider adding to their family, or consider volunteering with Talbot Humane!
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Known Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors include:
  • Reduced depression
  • Decreased doctor’s visits
  • Promotes social interaction
  • Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Reduced stress
  • Instills a sense of purpose
  • Healthier heart rates
For more information on these specials, adoption, or volunteering, contact us today at (410)822-0107 or info@talbothumane.org.

Hair O’ The Dog Cook-Off for Talbot Humane!

Hair o the dogYup! Those Crazy Cats at Hair O’ the Dog are at it AGAIN! They are challenging Talbot Humane staff and volunteers to a cook-off for the animals! This time the required ingredient is BEER. Any brand, any flavor.

How do you get involved?
You vote with your dollar bills to help the animals and fill the needs at Talbot Humane!

We are currently in need of a number of big ticket items. Things like a new front door, a new water main, repairs to our roof and we want to be able to work on a project to bring natural light into our cat condos. All of these cost a chunk of $$, so your support counts!

When: Friday October 30th 5-7P
Where: Hair O’ the Dog
Come ready to taste and vote!

 

bonbon and bijoux    winifred

Have a Plan for your Pets!

Talbot Humane and Talbot County Animal Control would like to remind citizens during the times of high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding to PLEASE bring your pets indoors. Talbot Humane will lend crates to those in need during this time. Do not leave dogs tethered out or in confined areas such as kennels, sheds or any other structure which may flood or collapse. Please keep cats indoors during and after the event. Animals suffer from stress just as humans during extremes and may behave erratically, or not recognize their surroundings. If you see a problem within Talbot County, please contact our office at (410)822-0107.

If you are in a danger zone, please plan to leave well in advance of the impending weather event.

You will want to contact friends or family outside of the immediate danger area to stay. Contact local hotels to see if they are pet friendly, or will waive their policy during an emergency. In Easton the following hotels will accommodate pet owners- Tidewater Inn, Days Inn, Comfort Inn and Inn at 202 Dover. These businesses ask that owners call in advance to find out their requirements.

In the event the Social Services Shelter at Easton High School is opened, the Talbot Animal Disaster Services shelter will also open to house pets for those residing in the shelter. Please be advised this shelter IS NOT a drop off for your pets- it is only for those residents living in the shelter. This shelter should also be used as a means of last resort- it will be stressful for you and your pets.

When evacuating your home with pets, owners should bring the following items:

  • A crate or carrier for each pet

  • Medical records, a photo, veterinarians name and number, and any medication for each pet

  • Food for 3 days for each pet

  • Bedding, litter, cleaning supplies for each pet

  • Sturdy leashes, toys and any special items needed for your pet

Pets suffer from stress during these times just like you and me. The best way to protect you and your pets is to be prepared. Have a plan, and do not wait until the last minute to act.

Talbot Humane Welcomes Amy Eutsey as Volunteer Coordinator

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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.”

Interested in joining the volunteer family at Talbot Humane? Stop by to meet Amy, or email her at talbothumanevolunteer@gmail.com

Numbers are in… YOU were a life saver in 2014!

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.Travis (2)
  • 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! 

Local Production of “Annie” to Help the Animals of Talbot Humane

annieEASTON 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.

Pit bull spay & neuter – FOR FREE!

PittiePupsGirlsYes, 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! 

UNLEASHED is Taking on 2015!

original unleashedCan 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.

 

Join Talbot Humane and Make a Difference for the Animals on #GivingTuesday

giving tuesday 14We 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.
  • Commit to a monthly gift to the animals. Even $10 a month can change an animal’s life!
  • Be sure to post your #unselfie on your social media pages and show the world how you are giving back!

We hope you join Talbot Humane in making a difference for our community on #GivingTuesday.  When we all do our part, we make an amazing difference together.

 

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