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Talbot Humane is opening an upscale thrift and vintage store, to serve as a sustainable source of funding for the work we do for shelter animals. We are counting on the generous support of community members like you to donate those gently used treasures you no longer need, which we can turn into much needed revenue!

CONTINUALLY SEEKING DONATIONS OF:

ART WORK, JEWELRY, CLEAN, HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES, HANDBAGS, HOUSEWARES, FURNITURE, PET SUPPLIES

 

 

Donate those things you know you don’t need to a local shelter instead of a BIG BOX second-hand retailer. Keep your money in your community, where it can do the MOST GOOD!
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10a-5p
Thursday 11a-7p
Saturday 10a-4p
Closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays

 

Across Rt. 50 from Talbot Humane, Westbound side
7871 Ocean Gateway
Easton, Maryland 21601
Contact: susan@talbothumane.org today!

Bark in the Park- Goes to the… POMS!

They are described by the American Kennel Club as intelligent, inquisitive, cocky, commanding and animated.

Let’s add resilient.

sweetboyRescued Pomeranians will be the star of the show at Talbot Humane’s 7th Annual Bark in the Park festival on October 8th, when many of the more than 300 “Poms” who were saved from abuse and neglect this past spring in Wicomico County will reunite for POMapalooza! The Pomeranian Reunion, sponsored by Kevertin Pet Resort, is Talbot Humane’s chance to honor the Humane Society of Wicomico County for its outstanding rescue work and to thank the eight other animal welfare organizations that took in some of the Pomeranians, gave them medical care, grooming, socialization opportunities and then found them loving, new homes.

Through the cooperation of local animal welfare groups, over 250 of the rescued Pomeranians and dozens of their puppies who were born in the shelters that took them in, have been adopted. The remaining dogs are still under medical care at the Humane Society of Wicomico, and will likely be held pending criminal charges filed against the former owners of the dogs.

“The public was so engaged in this story and in the welfare of these Pomeranians, and so many animal welfare groups banded together to help, that we thought it would be fun to see them all back together healthy and happy with their new families,” said Patty Quimby, Talbot Humane Executive Director. Everyone who adopted one of the rescued Pomeranians from any of the shelters has been invited to join us for the reunion in the dog show ring. “They also will lead our annual Dog Parade, sponsored by Hair O’ The Dog Wine& Spirits,” Quimby said.

DSC_1485While many people gave the rescued Pomeranians a place to call home, many others across the Shore donated thousands of dollars in dog food and toys, cleaning supplies and monetary contributions. Groomers donated their time and resources, shaving and bathing the terribly matted and filthy dogs, clipping nails that were much too long, and cleaning ears and eyes. In addition, many veterinarians donated much-needed medical care for the dogs, including sorely needed dental work.

Everyone who supported the rescue the rescue of the dogs should come out to see Pomeranian Reunion. “It was a true community effort to help these Pomeranians,” Quimby said. “Now it’s time for us to celebrate and see these resilient little dogs living happily with their new families.”

Although Pomeranians are our special guests this year, all dogs are encouraged to bring their people out to Bark in the Park. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for people to spend some quality time with their “best friends” and help raise much needed funds for Talbot Humane. Join in the annual Dog Parade, 5K Run/Walk, and fun Dog Show, with classes like Tallest Dog, Smallest Dog, Fluffiest Dog and more. Register for all events here: 7th Annual Bark in the Park

Also new this year is Talbot Humane’s commitment to serving food that is humanely raised and sustainability grown. Featured food vendors include the Sprout Food Truck, Rise Up Coffee, Jamie’s Catering serving pulled pork from Pop’s Old Place, Highland Creamery, and more. Talbot Humane will launch new efforts at Bark in the Park to promote local food producers who are humanely raising animals. Please plan to try what’s new on our menu this year for breakfast and/or lunch!

Other festival features are: the day starts with a 5K fun run on Easton’s beautiful Rails to Trails sponsored by Tricycle and Run; the Pawrade of Adoptable Dogs from many area animal welfare organizations; The Pet Boutique, sponsored by St. Michaels Pet Supplies,  featuring their stores must-have pet items; agility and other canine demonstrations; groomers from Kevertin Pet Resort; veterinarians and animal welfare groups; business and craft vendors; live music from Three Penny Opera; and a kid’s agility course. All dogs must be leashed.

Admission is free to Bark in the Park, held at Idlewild Park in Easton, October 8th from 8 am-noon. The public can register for the Dog Parade, 5K Fun Run/Walk  and the Fun Dog Show online here: 7th Annual Bark in the Park. All proceeds benefit the animals and programs at Talbot Humane.

Thank You Sponsors

Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits

Kevertin Pet Resort

WCEI Radio

The Star Democrat

TriCycle and Run

Delmarva UNLEASHED

St. Michaels Pet Supplies

Foxy’s Harbor Grille

Easton Utilities

Preston Auto Group

Weaver Mavity and Short

Tidewater Rotary

The NewsCenter

Miles Away

 

Friday Night Fighters

GailBuchalter_FridayNightFighters4A Fascinating Read for a Great Cause!

Author Gail Buchalter has written a page turner,  “Friday Nigh Fighters” is a fictional tale about a forensic veterinarian and her fight for justice for those without a voice, set right here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

A portion of the ongoing sale of this book is being donated back to Talbot Humane! You can visit her website here:  http://fridaynightfightersmystery.com/

Gail Buchalter is an award-winning journalist who was a staff writer for People magazine and a contributing editor at Parade magazine for 20 years, and arguably one of the longest surviving freelancers at Forbes magazine. She wrote about film, television and recording artists, sports figures and her true love – animals. Gail was born and raised in Manhattan, lived in Nashville, Los Angeles and Southampton, NY, before moving to rural Maryland, where she opened a yoga studio in 2002. A board member of the local humane society, she was also instrumental in helping create a low-cost feral cat spay/neuter organization. She has adopted and fostered numerous cats and dogs, and today lives with her three dogs and two cats on several acres in the woods.

Reviews:

“I could not conceptualize how someone could write a fictional book about pit bull fighting that people would want to read, but Gail Buchalter nailed it! She accurately portrays the medical, forensic and legal aspects of the work through characters that are fantastic and funny – I found myself laughing out loud at times – and could not wait to learn more about them. She has created an intriguing, gritty mystery with a heartwarming story about animals and the people who work to protect them. An outstanding accomplishment!”  — Melinda Merck, DVM, Owner of Veterinary Forensics Consulting, LLC, Austin, TX, who assisted with the prosecution of NFL quarterback Michael Vick.

“This is a great read told from the perspective of the forensic veterinarian who has seen it all. Her voice grabs you immediately, from the description of when the doctor first meets Ella, an abused pit bull she adopts, to the emotions involved in investigating these horrid acts of cruelty and violence. There are many factual pieces woven into this gripping story. It has all the elements of a fascinating read: love, hate, crime, animals, and a heroine working for the greater good!” — Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, Executive Director Talbot Humane; President, Professional Animal Workers of Maryland, Inc.

Talbot Humane Launches Shoe Collection for Shiloh Fund

Talbot Humane Launches Shoe Collection Drive to Raise Money for Shiloh Fund

Shoe donations will benefit shelter animals and micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills

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Volunteers from St. Vincent De Paul have already begun delivering shoes for this project. Talbot Humane is proud of our community partnerships to improve the lives of not only animals but the citizens of our community!

Easton, MD, March 10, 2016:  Talbot Humane is conducting a shoe collection drive from March 15-May 15 to raise money for the Shiloh Fund, an emergency fund the shelter maintains to pay for unexpected medical expenses, such as surgeries, lengthy vet stays or costly medicines. The Shiloh Fund is central to Talbot Humane’s ability to save the lives of injured and sick animals that many open admission shelters would have to euthanize and No Kill shelters may turn away. Talbot Humane will earn funds based on the number of pairs of shoes collected. If we fill 100 bags with 25 pair of shoes each, we will raise $1,000 for the Shiloh Fund. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Talbot Humane on Rt. 50 in Easton.

All donated shoes will be purchased by Funds2Orgs and then redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations.  Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people start, maintain and grow businesses in countries such as Haiti, Honduras and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.

“We are excited about our shoe drive,” said Patty Quimby, Executive Director at Talbot Humane. “We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us to help our shelter animals and to help those less fortunate become self-sufficient.  It’s a win-win for everyone.”

If you have a group or organization that  would like to collect 25 pairs of shoes to fill one of our bags, please contact Susan Langfitt, Fundraising Coordinator at Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107 or susan@talbothumane.org.

2nd Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant

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Twelve high school boys will be competing in a Womanless Beauty Pageant to raise money for Talbot Humane! It’s formatted just like a traditional beauty pageant with fashion and talent portions, but the contests are men dressing as women. Don’t miss out on this hilarious event that is fun for all ages! Tickets are available in advance at Rise Up Coffee, Little Rascals Consignment Shop, and Talbot Humane.

Friday, March 18th at 7pm
Easton High School Auditorium
$5 for Students, $10 for Adults

The Annual Dawg VS Talbot Humane Chili Cook-Off is HERE!

All for the Animals!

Friday February 12th

5-7PM!

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The Coveted “Chili Bowl” is on the line once again! The Kool Kats at Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits Annual Chili Cook-Off is going to the dogs (and cats too!) Friday February 12 from 5-7PM you will have the chance to taste  chili dishes paired with wine or beer. Once again it’s a battle of the Dogs- Talbot Humane staff & volunteers 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!

Nana’s Pantry Supports Talbot Humane

peter panEaston Middle School’s Presentation of “Peter Pan” Supports the Mission of Talbot Humane Once Again!

Stage and Screen Star to Appear in Easton Middle School’s Production of Peter Pan

This year Easton Middle School will be presenting the musical Peter Pan under the direction of Richard A. Vitanovec. Vitanovec, who has a BA in Acting, a BA in Directing, and his teaching certificate from Lycoming College and his Master’s Degree in Theatre Production from Central Washington University, has always strived to give the students at Easton Middle School the most professional, top-notch theatre experience possible. He has created a theatre community where not only middle school students can participate, but also elementary and high school students. This production of Peter Pan includes over 40 students as well as Talbot County Public School faculty.

Last year, NBC aired a production of PETER PAN LIVE that starred Allison Williams as Pan and Christopher Walkin as Hook. For the first time ever, a real dog was used to play the role of “Nana”, the Darling’s dog-nurse. Typically, this role is played by an actor in a dog costume. Bill Berloni, known for being one of the best dog trainers for Broadway and Hollywood, trained his rescue dog, Bowdie to play the role. Wanting his students to have as much of a professional experience as possible, Vitanovec contacted Mr. Berloni in hopes that he could help him with “Nana” for the Easton Middle School production. Berloni has trained dogs for years for Broadway and Hollywood. He provided one of his canine actors, Mikey, for last year’s EMS production of Annie. Mr. Berloni graciously agreed to bring Bowdie to reprise his role as “Nana Darling” in Easton Middle School’s production at the end of January. Although only the second time a real dog has played Nana in the musical, this will be the first time that a real dog has done it live on stage for an audience.

Bill Berloni found Bowdie in 2014 when his family could no longer keep this smart, energetic dog. He began training to be Winn Dixie in a production of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE THE MUSICAL at the Delaware Theatre Company in the spring of 2015. Along the way, he was cast as the first dog to ever play “Nana” in PETER PAN LIVE on NBC. After performing in Delaware, Bowdie was cast in a music video and several television shows.

Mr. Berloni is a 2011 Tony Honoree for Excellence in Theatre and 2014 Outer Critics Circle award for Special Achievement. Broadway: THE AUDIENCE with Dame Helen Mirren; LIVING ON LOVE; BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, LADY DAY AT THE EMERSON BAR AND GRILL; ANNIE (original and all revivals), A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, LEGALLY BLONDE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, CAMELOT, FRANKENSTEIN, THE FIRST, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, OLIVER!, ANYTHING GOES, NICK AND NORA, THE WIZ, (20th Anniversary revival and City Center 2009) THE WIZARD OF OZ, DINNER AT EIGHT, DOUBLE FEATURE (NYCB), THE WOMAN IN WHITE, AWAKE AND SING and THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE.

Mr. Berloni is the Animal Director of the new musical BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. He has trained animals for hundreds of Off-Broadway, regional theatre, tours, television and movies. Recent films include Sandy in the new movie of ANNIE starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Other television includes POWER, BILLIONS and MR ROBOT. Mr. Berloni and his family are the subjects of a new docu-series entitled WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI on the Discovery Family Channel that premiered in August 2015. He is the author of BROADWAY TAILS, DOGA and SANDY THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STAR. He is also Director of Animal Behavior at the Humane Society of New York.

It is an amazing opportunity and experience these students will have working with someone so highly accredited in the professional theatrical world. Sharing the stage with an experienced canine theatre star is something these students won’t forget for a long time.

Come see stage and screen star Bowdie as “Nana” in Easton Middle School’s production of Peter Pan. Performances are January 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:00 pm and January 24 at 2:00 pm.

“NANA’S PANTRY”- Bring 4+ cans of cat or dog food or a bag of cat or 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 rescued animals that find their way there.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Easton Middle School, Crackerjacks, Little Rascals Consignment Shop, Reesers’ Pharmacy, and Rise Up Coffee Roasters on Dover St.

Bark in the Park 2015- Success Because of YOU!

DSC_0872On October 10th, for the 6th year in a row we had beautiful weather and a full Idlewild Park in Easton to celebrate our love for our pets! More than 1,000 visitors joined us in the 5K fun run, Dog Walk Homecoming Parade, Fun Dog Show and so much more. The day was full of fun, fellowship and fundraising for the animals of Talbot Humane!  Raising more than $47,000 for the animals, YOU made the day a success for animals in need. The day would not happen without the support of our community partners, volunteers and visitors. Thank you all!

Here are the many  photos for this year’s Bark in the Park! We will simply say, they were worth the wait! Our wonderful photographers out did themselves this year! Thank you Cal Jackson, John Barron and Randy Bachand for the capturing the wonderful day.  https://talbothumanesbarkinthepark2015.shutterfly.com/4

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Thank You to Our Sponsors
Attractions Magazine
Bay Country Security
Bay Imprint
Bayleigh Chase
Best Friends K-9 Academy
Bill Davenport
C. Albert Matthews
Captains Ketch
Comcast Spotlight
Community Animal Hospital
Delmarva Unleashed Magazine
Doc’s Downtown Grille
Easton Police Department
Easton Utilities
Easton Veterinary Clinic
Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home
Foxy’s Harbor Grille
General Rental
Hair O The Dog
International Money Management Group
Jen’s Soda Fountain
Kevertin Pet Resort
Maryland Environmental Services
Merck Pharma
Oxford Lawn and Landscape
Pet Health Clinic
Pierson’s Comfort Group
Preppy Paws Pet Care
Preston Automotive
Provident State Bank
Queenstown Bank
Salisbury Gift and Garden
Silver Linings
St. Michaels Pet Supply
The News Center
The Star Democrat
The Talbot Bank
The Town of Easton
Top of the Bay Pet Lodge
Tri Cycle And Run
Tri Crown Inn for Pets
Veterinary Medical Center
VFW Memorial Post 5118
Visitors TV Network
WCEI Radio
West & Callahan
What’s Up? Magazine

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.

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