Shearer the Jeweler is making the hearts of Talbot Humane pets warm this Valentine’s Day! On Saturday February 8th, from 10A-3P they will be supporting Talbot Humane by donating 20% of all sales to the animals! Light refreshments and a multitude of beautiful gifts for loved ones will be on display. Talbot Humane will be present with pets for adoption (weather permitting) from 11A-1P as well.
We hope you come out and support local businesses making a difference in the community- Shop Local- Donate Local!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through December 31, 2013 ALL animals at Talbot Humane will have their adoption fees CUT IN HALF! The adoption fee is a donation toward the care of the animals while residing at Talbot Humane. Our goal, to find FOREVER LOVING homes for these wonderful animals in need.
Kittens 5 months and younger: $37.50
Cats 6 months – 7 years: $25
Cats over 7 yrs: $12.50
Puppies 6 months and younger: $62.50
Dogs 7 months and older: $45
Your new best friend will leave Talbot Humane having received the following:
Rabies and Distemper vaccines (dogs, cats), kennel cough vaccine (dogs)
FeLV/FIV testing (cats), Heartworm testing and preventative (dogs)
Worming and flea/tick preventative
Microchip and registration of chip
Spay/neuter (dogs, cats, rabbits)
What a wonderful holiday it would be to have all of our pets in new forever homes. We hope you choose to stop by, or, share this opportunity with friends and family. When we each do a little, together we make an amazing difference for the animals.
Local friends know, Hair O’ The Dog in Easton is always doing something to give back to the community. As major supporters of our efforts at Talbot Humane they once again are selling Talbot Humane wine to help the animals! “The Petro’s are great friends to the animals- we are blessed to have Joe as a volunteer board member and supporter at Talbot Humane,” shares Patty Quimby, Talbot Humane Executive Director. The wines, reasonably priced at $13.49 for “Top Dogs” give $1 per bottle back to the animals.
Pinot Grigio – A full bodied Pinot Grigio with lots of pizazz and tropical fruit notes. Great for that holiday party.
Chardonnay – A charming sipper, this Chardonnay is loaded with notes of vanilla and butter. Perfect for that New Year’s Eve lobster dinner.
Red Blend – Smooth Bordeaux style red blend from California with rich black fruit with well integrated tannins. Just the ticket for that leg of lamb or pork roast for Christmas dinner.
Cabernet Sauvignon – A big & bold Cabernet Sauvignon from California that has complex fruit notes with hints of cocoa. Having prime rib roast for holiday dinner then look no further.
For more information or to purchase these wines, visit Hair O’ The Dog at 219 Marlboro Avenue, Easton across from the Kohls parking lot.
Pictured here with Patty Quimby, Executive Director of Talbot Humane are Georgianna Hock, Hannah Hock, Emily Hock, Sydney Wilson, and Parker Wilson.
Fred Wilson was a very special man. I feel blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing him. His gentle nature and smile were always present. This was so clear in his love for animals and his grandchildren. Mr. Fred lost his battle with cancer in August of this year, but, his love for animals will now live on thanks to the generosity of his family.
The granddaughters of Frederick Wilson presented me with a donation in memory of their grandfather to kick off a “Fred’s Fight” Memorial Fund. When their grandmother Rebecca Wilson asked what they would like the money to do, they all said “feed the homeless animals.” Their hope- for friends of Mr. Fred’s and friends to the animals to make donations to ensure the animals sheltered at Talbot Humane are always fed, warm and cared for.
We thank the Wilson Family for there support, and know their generosity and love will make a lasting difference in the lives of the animals of Talbot Humane.
We all have it. Loose change on the floor of our cars. Random coins buried between sofa cushions. Jars full of change we empty nightly from our pockets. These scattered coins may not seem like much, but when pooled together, loose change could mean the difference between life and death for a shelter animal at Talbot Humane.
Pawsitive Change, a community service project organized and managed by a group of 35 students from Easton High and St. Michaels High schools, will give students in all five TCPS elementary schools a place to bring spare change that will greatly benefit shelter animals. They also will be collecting canned cat and dog food. It will kick-off on Monday, Dec. 2 and run through Wednesday, Dec. 18. The Pawsitive Change project will benefit the Shiloh Fund at Talbot Humane, which allows the shelter to provide emergency medical treatment to animals that arrive at the shelter in desperate need of care above and beyond what shelters are usually able to provide. Supporting the Shiloh Fund is a great start to the holiday season of caring for and giving to others.
The Pawsitive Change project is spearheaded by EHS Sophomore Emma Langfitt, a Talbot Humane volunteer who was looking for a way to do more for the shelter animals. Emma researched and developed the program, proposed it to interim TCPS Superintendent Kelly Griffith, and when the project was approved, she solicited the help of other TCPS high school students. Alumni from Chapel, Easton, St. Michaels, Tilghman and White Marsh elementary schools will return to their old stomping grounds to talk to the younger students about what Talbot Humane does for homeless and unwanted animals in our community, and to encourage them to bring in spare change, if they can, to support the shelter. Collection cans will be placed in each elementary school classroom from Dec. 2-18. High school students will visit each classroom twice to talk to elementary students about exactly what they are raising money for and to explain that the canned food they collect will fill Talbot Humane’s pet pantry, which provides cat and dog food to people who can no longer afford to feed their animals.
The classroom that collects the most money for the Shiloh Fund will win a visit from Talbot Humane and Pawsitive Change t-shirts for the whole class.
The Shiloh Fund has helped Talbot Humane save the lives of animals such as Justice, a puppy who arrived at the shelter last winter with a leg so badly broken it needed amputation. It also helped Lily, a beautiful black lab, who came in with puncture wounds to her face and neck that needed to be drained in order to heal, and Black Pearl, a 4-month-old kitten who came to Talbot Humane with a ruptured eye that needed to be removed. The cost of these treatments is not in the normal operating budget, but because of the Shiloh Fund, their lives were saved. All of these animals are now living happy and healthy lives with their adoptive families.
EHS students returning to Chapel Elementary include: Lauren Hellman (lead), Sarah Baynard, Amelia Gunn, Sarah Fauver, Cameron Larrimore, Annie Lentz, Cassie Midcap, and Tori Weems.
EHS students returning to Easton Elementary include: Mitchell Oertel (lead), Shelby Barnes, Terra Caple, Graham Gearhart, Kathryn Gearhart, Mina Griffion, Maddie Langfitt, Max McKewen, Molly Oertel, Jon Ruiz, Emma Schumann, Jessica Thomas, Carlos Vasquez, and Luke Van Trieste.
EHS students returning to White Marsh Elementary include: Faith Stiffler (lead), Katie Claggett, Joy Coleman, Spencer Kessinger, Seaghan Lambert, Teresa Mason, Maria McCulley, and Megan McCulley.
SMMHS students returning to St. Michaels Elementary include: Grace Coughlan (lead), Kelsey Abbott, Kallie Dulley, Helen Fegan, Hannah Gill, and Julie Swaine.
SMMHS students returning to Tilghman Elementary include: Cassidy Stewart and Rebecca Weisman.
We have all heard of Black Friday & Cyber Monday- well now there is Giving Tuesday! This nation wide initiative is to encourage our communities to give back! On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.
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. Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity. We hope you choose to Give of your time or resources on Tuesday December 3rd to Talbot Humane! For more information on Giving Tuesday visit www.givingtuesday.org or contact us today on what you can do to give back to the animals!
Talbot Humane is thrilled to be partnering with Lacaze Meredith Realty at 17 N. Harrison St. to open our Pawsitively Fabulous Boutique in downtown Easton. The shop will be open Friday- Sunday beginning on Waterfowl Weekend and will open every weekend through December 22nd.
The boutique is filled with fresh ideas and gifts for everyone, not only animal lovers. Even if you are not a pet owner, you will want to visit our shop for gifts and goodies for yourself, friends and loved ones. Candles, clothing, home decor, pet toys and more will be filling the shop, all to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane.
The idea for the store came from Talbot Humane volunteer Melinda Sebastian. Melinda is the brains behind our wonderful boutique each year at Bark in the Park and helps manage our gift corner at Talbot Humane. With a background in retail, purchasing, and design, this was a perfect fit. “I wanted to find a unique and fun way to help raise funds for the shelter. My mother works at LollyPop Farms, a shelter in upstate New York. Their boutique raises thousands of dollars each year for the animals.” Melinda was ecstatic when Lacaze Meredith offered part of their office space. “This partnership will benefit both businesses,” shares Melinda. “Their location is perfect. The staff at Lacaze Meredith has been so helpful, we are all excited to see this become a success!”
Melinda and her volunteers will be greeting shoppers Fridays and Saturdays 10AM-4PM and Sundays noon-4PM through December 22nd. Once you’ve visited our boutique we hope you support the other downtown businesses as the too give back to the community in so many ways.
We are pleased to announce our participation in the 2013 Maryland Charity Campaign. This campaign allows Maryland state employees to donate directly from their paychecks to one of many charities within the state. “We are so happy to be involved with this program once again,” states Patty Quimby executive director of Talbot Humane. “Being chosen as a charity partner gives our supporters one more way to donate and make a difference for the animals of our community.”
Talbot Humane is happy to visit state offices in Talbot County and share information about Talbot Humane. Simply call Patty Quimby at (410)822-0107 to set up a presentation. For those state employees interested in supporting Talbot Humane, our designation code is 1280.