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Behavioral Helpline at Talbot Humane

“We couldn’t get the dog to stop chewing the carpet, so we just chained him outside.  Now he’s barking and digging holes.”

                        “Our 8 year old cat has recently stopped using the litter pan…”

                                                                   “I am here to give you my puppy,  he keeps going to the bathroom in the house.”

Statements like these are things we hear often at Talbot Humane.  The thing is,with a little guidance, a visit to the veterinarian or trainer, and a little work on the part of the family many of the issues pet owners face can be corrected!

destructive dogsWhile our mission speaks to preventing pet overpopulation, preventing acts of cruelty and neglect and providing a safe haven for animals of our community, another important goal is pet retention. All too often pet owners do not reach out to their local shelters, trainers or veterinarians until the problem is either unmanageable or they simply no longer want to deal with the issues. Talbot Humane wishes to be a resource for pet owners having problems. In cooperation with our local veterinarians, trainers and other animal related resources in our area, our hope is to offer solutions to pet problems such as litter box issues, inappropriate barking, destructive behavior, socialization and so on. The ultimate goal- pets stay in the home and reduce the number of animals entering shelters in our area.

If you are a pet owner experiencing problems and are in need of guidance, please contact us today. Please email Dayniese Hurley at Dayniese@talbothumane.org or call (410)822-0107 and state that you are calling regarding the behavioral helpline. We want to help keep the 2 and 4 legged members of your family together!

Oxford Day

OX Day 2013Each year the historic town of Oxford Maryland celebrates their heritage with a fabulous day of fun for the community.  Once again this year Talbot Humane will be raising funds for the animals at the days events.  The Dog Walk will go from the causeway to the ferry dock.  Following this beautiful walk through town, the Fun Dog Show will allow your pup to show off their talents! Talbot Humane will have pets for adoption in the annual parade as well.  For more information on this event go to www.oxfordday.org.

Want to make a difference? Foster a pet!

babycatMany people don’t realize just how important our foster program is to the animals of Talbot Humane. It is a lifeline for animals which simply would not have a second chance without the love and attention given by these friends who open their homes to the homeless. There are many reasons why people foster. Maybe they do not have the lifestyle for a “full-time” pet. Maybe they are at the max number of pets as far as the expense but still have lots of love to give. Often these are people who simply want to find a special way to help the animals of Talbot Humane!

There are many ways to be a part of our foster program. Here are but a few:
  • Kitten season is approaching fast. We will be in need of foster homes for abandoned bottle babies.
  • Kittens eating on their own but too young to be adopted are often in need of TLC.  This is a great option for people who work during the day as are mommas with babies.
  • Dogs are you thing? We often have young pups in need of some training and TLC.
  • Dogs in need of a quiet home after special surgeries or heart worm treatment.
  • Dogs that are just not thriving in the shelter.
  • A really cool program is our Bedtime with Benji program which allows you to have the joy of a dog in your home evenings and weekends, and they come back to Talbot Humane during adoption hours to find a forever home!

Many people are concerned that they will want to keep all the animals, that they will become too attached.  Well, it’s true, you do love these sweet animals as your own, joyce and pupsand, there are often a few tears when it is time to say goodbye.  That heavy heart when they leave your care is quickly replaced with the happiness in knowing YOU saved a life and were the reason for a happy new beginning for that pet.

Our foster program IS the reason we have not had to euthanize a treatable, adoptable pet in over 5 years- Last year well over 350 animals benefited from our foster program- that is more than 26% of the animals that entered our facility!!! Interested in learning more on how you can be a life saver? Simply download the application now or contact us today at info@talbothumane.org or (410)822-0107. 

If we all do a little, together we truly make a huge difference for the animals of our community.

Canine Foster Care Application

Feline Foster Care Application

$10 Pet Microchip Special in April

What a deal- our microchip service fee has been cut IN HALF for a limited time! 

id saves livesAccording to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2 percent of cats and only 15 to 20 percent of dogs are returned to their owners. This is a sad statistic, but it’s true! Your dog and cat cannot tell us their name, address or phone number- that is without your help!

Talbot Humane wants to increase the chances of reunited lost pets and owners.  One safe and effective way to provide identification is through having your pet microchipped.  In recognition of Pet Identification Week April 20-26, Talbot Humane will be offering microchipping of your dog, cat or ferret for only $10 for the entire month of April. This includes the registration of your chip with HomeAgain, a new collar and an identification tag.  Now when was the last time you even purchased a collar for $10?

For more information or to schedule an appointment call (410)822-0107 today.

ROCK ON Talbot Humane

Talbot Humane Rocks On This Spring!

 

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This year Talbot Humane has a new fabulous event planned. Rock On Talbot Humane’s Live Auction, Sunday, May 4 , 2014 at The Milestone Event Center, Easton. Doors open at 2 pm, Auction begins at 3 pm. Thirty, one-of-a-kind rocking Adirondack chairs, hand painted by local artists will be auctioned to benefit the animals at Talbot Humane.

Chairs will be on display throughout Easton, St. Michaels and Oxford during the month of April for the public to view. The Milestone is a partner with Talbot Humane in hosting the event. Local businesses are sponsoring the chairs.

For more information on the event, artists, sponsors or to see and bid on the chairs, visit www.talbothumaneevents.org today!

 

Try it & Like it UNLEASHED Day

UnleashedThis is a great opportunity for you to come out and see what our program is all about.   We will have UNLEASHED team members there to show you how we work as a group, getting each of us to our individual goals.  You will have the opportunity to hit the trail and see the equipment we use, meet our water stop volunteers and talk to the coaches about your questions or concerns.  A fun, hands on way to see what we are all about!  If you have any questions, simply call or email us ASAP!  We really hope to see you Saturday February 15th at Idlewild Park!

The Star Democrat Gives Back!

stardem.online.logoThe Star Democrat is making a difference for the animals of Talbot Humane for the month of February!  For EVERY 6 month subscription $10 is donated to Talbot Humane, for each 1 year subscription  a $20 donation will be made.  RENEWALS COUNT TOO- EVEN EARLY RENEWALS! What a fabulous way to support our efforts at Talbot Humane. Download the stardem fundraiser form here, pick up a form at Talbot Humane or contact the Star Democrat today (410)770-4005.

Maryland Humane Lobby Day

Reserve your spot for Humane Lobby Day 2014 here: http://action.humanesociety.org/site/Calendar?id=111321&view=Detail

Maryland’s animal advocates will soon fill the halls of the Maryland State House in Annapolis for Humane Lobby Day 2014. You can be in on this exciting action, too! Join your HSUS state director Tami Santelli for one day that can make all the difference for animals.

Don’t worry if you’re new to lobbying or are unfamiliar with the issues. What’s important is that you’re there. We’ll be there with you every step of the way.

What is Humane Lobby Day? It’s a one-day event in your state organized by The HSUS where you can meet with your elected officials and their staff about animal protection issues in Maryland.

Why is your participation in Lobby Day so critical? We know legislators are most motivated when their constituents take time to meet face-to-face. It’s your chance to show how much animals mean to you.

Tami Santelli is happy to help with additional questions: tsantelli@humanesociety.org.

Hair O’ The Dog Chili Cook-Off

Hair o the dog“The Dog” is at it again! The Kool Kats at Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits annual Chili Cook-Off is once again, going to the dogs (and cats too!) Friday January 31st from 5-7PM you will have the chance to taste not 3 but 8 delish chili dishes paired with wine or beer. You see, this year it’s a battle of the Dogs- Talbot Humane staff verses “The Dog” staff in an effort to raise funds for the animals! You vote with your dollars to see which team wins! The generous folks at HOTD are also donating a 10% of the sale of featured wine and beer to Talbot Humane during this event. These folks really are AMAZING friends to the animals!

 

The funds we raise from this event will help us purchase a new washer and dryer at Talbot Humane. Only 2 weeks into the new year our washing machine died- for the last time. The dryer has also been on it’s last tumble for some dog laundrytime and staff has been nursing the machine along. It is quite an expense- for purchase, removal of the old machines and installation of the new ones we are looking at an unexpected expense of $10,000- so you can see every dollar makes a difference!

 

Not into chili so much? Well, you will still want to stop by and meet our pets for adoption, enter your name in a raffle drawing and just join in the fun! Questions? Contact us today! We just KNOW it’s gonna be fun for everyone, and the big winners- the animals thanks to the generosity of Hair O’ the Dog and YOU!

Matching Gifts for the Animals- Will Double Your Donation Today!

matching gift to the animals Talbot Humane has just received an amazing gift to the animals- a MATCHING donation up to $12,500 through December 31, 2013! Thanks to a generous donor, our ability to make a difference for the animals of our community has doubled. Beginning today, December 11, 2013, any donation received which states “matching gift” in the memo will be counted toward this total!

Our goal for this year’s holiday and end of year giving campaign is to raise $50,000. The money raised goes directly to keeping the doors of our open admission shelter open in 2014. When you give local, you see your money used in your community. Saving the lives of animals on your street. Spaying and neutering animals in your neighborhood. Filling the bellies of animals in your town. This is what your donation does everyday at Talbot Humane.

For more information on how you can make a difference for the animals contact our office today at (410) 822-0107 or info@talbothumane.org.

 

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