Paws in Print
June 2018
Official Newsletter of Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Jack is one paw-some guy. Read all about him!
One of the little lovemuffins up for adoption on Saturday, June 16th during Puppy Riot
Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 16, 12-4/6p
PUPPY RIOT Mega Adoption Event
Join us as 50 puppies and dogs go up for adoption at both our shelters! Details here .

Saturday, June 16, 9:30-10:30a
Puppy Kindergarten
Class for puppies 2 months-8 months; details, more classes and registration here

Saturday, June 16, 1:30-2:30p
Dog Manners II
Class for dogs with some experience; details, more classes, and registration here

Saturday, June 16, 9-11a
Coastal Clinic!
Low-cost nail-trimming, ear cleaning, and microchipping at 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

Saturday, June 23, 10-11a
Volunteer Orientation
Learn about volunteering at our shelters! Register here .

Wednesday, June 27, 7-8p
Dog Manners I
Basic obedience for beginners; details, more classes, and registration here

Monday, July 16
FREE Feline Wellness Clinic Feline spay/neuters for qualifying individuals. Call 882-9677 FMI or to make an appointment.

Saturday, August 25, 8a-2p
Save a Stray 5K & Festival
Join us for our annual 5K and Festival with L.L.Bean in Freeport to raise money for animals in need.

See our Event Calendar for all of our upcoming events, including volunteer orientations and low-cost clinics.
We are more than just a shelter!

Hello, friend!

If you're reading this, you already believe in our mission, but do you know about all of the services we provide?

We are a safe place to bring that thin, scraggly cat or dog that suddenly appears at your doorstep, and a place to shelter your pet if she goes missing. We are here to give comfort and care for animals in your community whose owners can no longer keep them, right up until a great family comes in to take them home. Resources such as our Pet Food Pantry and our low-cost vaccination and microchipping clinics support members of our community who are on a fixed income or struggling financially, and need a little help to be able to keep their animal companions.

We also offer humane education classes and camps to teach kids about empathy for all creatures, programming and clinical internships for our next generation of animal care providers, dog obedience classes and access to knowledgeable professionals to answer your dog behavior concerns and spay/neuter assistance to low-income cat owners and caretakers of feral cat colonies. 

We are proud of the lifesaving work we do for animals and want to do more of it. Please consider getting involved, adopting, volunteering, spreading the word, and making a gift to help us support the animals and community members when they need us the most!

All my best, and thank you for caring about our work,

Have you met JACK?
Have you seen Jack? Have you seen him... IN PJ's? Two-year-old Jack was on  WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 's Good Day Maine on Tuesday morning, sporting the cutest pajamas you've ever seen. Why his dressed-down look? He wants to have a slumber party at your house!

Jack has been with us for a while - and we think it's because he doesn't "show" all that well on our adoption floor. (There's an awful lot of commotion, and other critters stress him out, poor guy.) So he gets overlooked by our visitors, because he's having *a time* in his kennel. He will be an awesome dog in the right home (one with no other pets, and no small children because of his energy level). If you tuned in Tuesday morning, you could see much he SHINES when he's away from the shelter. He is a smart boy, and knows "sit," and "down," and he's also making huge progress on his leash walking. We hope someone reading this will adopt him, or take him home for a super-fun sleepover "trial run" to see how he could fit in your home and family. If it doesn't work out, then he'll still have gotten a break from shelter life and the chance to spend some quality time with you! 
Please help us spread the word about this special dog... and call 725-5051 to learn more about Mr. Jack or our Sleepover Program. And of course, come visit him at our Range Road facility!
Why will YOU run?
Julie Nakadai
"This will be the second time I have run the Save a Stray 5K with my dog, Rain. The festival is wonderful! I think it's great that this event welcomes your fur family member to participate. I think incorporating physical fitness and family time is a great thing!

I believe in CHS's mission of saving animals. We adopted our deaf Catahoula Leopard dog, Rain, from Coastal, and took obedience classes with Mike.

I believe all animals deserve a second chance and a good home. I am an animal lover and support my local animal shelters. I encourage others to consider adopting. I found my best friend and you can too!"        
Save a Stray 5k is August 25 at L.L.Bean in Freeport. Sign up now! Free T-shirt for all registrants!
Julie with Rain, adopted from CHS in June 2017
We <3 our Summer Interns!
We are thrilled to welcome three clinical interns for the summer, who will work alongside Dr. Wehr and Dr. Pare and the rest of our clinical team. They join us from different points in their lives, but they were drawn to shelter work because of a shared love for animals and curiosity about careers in shelter medicine.

Jennifer Curit is in training to be a veterinary assistant. She is a dog groomer and owns her own local grooming business. Madeline Payne just graduated from Columbia. She is hoping to apply to Vet School someday. Ellie Wiener has experience in doggy daycares and birding facilities. She is interested in learning more in the animal field, especially animal sheltering, as she tries to navigate potential future opportunities. We are looking forward to saving many lives with these talented new team members!

The work can be a handful.... a handful of cute. Here's our intern, Jen, mid puppy attack.
We're never really sure who will walk through our doors...
A visitor stopped by our Pleasant Street building with an unexpected little friend - a baby raccoon! We directed the pair to a wildlife center, as we do not have a license to care for wildlife, but some of us (okay, maybe all of us) would have loved to take in this sweet little guy! He stole our hearts!
Where Are They Now?
" She is a sweetheart and is as smart as a whip! She already goes outside to use the bathroom, can sit, knows her name, goes for short walks on a leash and loves to chase the other dogs around. They were a little disgruntled that I brought her home at first, but they are becoming play friends... We love her and are so happy we have her. Thanks for checking on her!"
Looks like Riley is on the hunt for a nap... or ready to pounce on a stuffed animal. According to her new mom, Riley is doing great!
" We adopted Boston on May 12. He is the best dog I have ever had. I love this dog so much and he’s filled a big gap in my heart. He’s happy and goofy and loves everyone. He definitely has a forever home here! He loves to sleep under the covers in bed and loves to run and play in the fenced-in yard. He also loved opening his first bark box, and he now knows what a  CHEWY.COM  box looks like! Thank you so much for all the great work that you do! I love my new best friend. He loves to sit in my husband‘s lap in the chair. LOL! He’s amazing, really!!!"
Volunteer of the Month: Amanda Lovejoy
Amanda is one of the amazing volunteers who runs our Pet Assisted Therapy Program. This program could not exist without her, and it’s an amazing program that we are so happy to offer. Pet Assisted Therapy is the perfect placement for Amanda because she is so friendly and calming. Amanda found out about our Pet Assisted Therapy program when she worked with our staff during her final year of graduate school. She loves spending time with her pets (she has a dog named Louis and a cat named Sophie) and animals in general, so she wanted to give people in the community the opportunity to spend time with animals, particularly those who otherwise would not have regular access to animal company. We could not ask for a better representative for our organization.

What is Amanda’s favorite part of coordinating PAT? “I’m amazed that the program has grown so large! I get very excited when volunteers contact me because they have heard about our program from others and are excited to participate. I love the positive feedback that we receive from facilities who share the positive impact that the dogs have had on their residents. I also LOVE meeting all of the dogs getting ready to enter the program. They are all different colors, sizes, ages, and temperaments. Some are energetic and others are calm and comforting. They all bring a unique element to pet therapy!”

What is Amanda’s favorite Coastal/PAT memory? “A few years ago, I volunteered with PAT’s program by bringing shelter cats and bunnies into a residential educational facility for teens. I loved how excited the students and staff became when I brought animals into the school.

Thank you, Amanda, for all your wonderful work! You are truly enhancing the human-animal bond!
Where Are They Now? (Cont.)
Lupita (now Gracie) is doing "just wonderfully" according to her new owner! Gracie's older sister is like a mother to her, and the pair are very much attached at the hip. We don't know about you, but it was hard for us to tell where one cat ends and the kitten begins in the picture above!
Adopt Me!
Meet Beck 
SUPER BEEECK! Beck came to us all the way from Puerto Rico, so we don't know a ton about his past - just that in addition to being a super hero, he is super sweet! Beck is very motivated by food (who isn't?) so working with him on basic obedience will work well if there is a tasty treat involved!

Beck can be goofy and playful but does need to work on his impulsive nature. Beck is waiting for a family that will address his challenges with him patiently, yet consistently, to turn him into the dynamite dog we know he can be. Are you that someone?

Thank you for the photo, Jill Piper!
30 Range Road 
Brunswick, ME 04011
207 725 5051

Open for Adoptions:
Monday  Noon - 4p
Tuesday  Noon - 4p
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday  Noon - 4p
Friday Noon - 6p
Saturday Noon - 6p
Sunday Noon - 4p
27 Atlantic Highway / P.O. Box 7 
Edgecomb, ME 04556
207 882 9677

Open for Adoptions:
Monday  Noon - 4p
Tuesday  Noon - 4p
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday  Noon - 4p
Friday Noon - 4p
Saturday Noon - 4p
190 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
207 449 1366

Monday - Friday 9a-5p
153 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207 633 9754

Monday – Friday  10a – 4p
Saturday & Sunday 10a – 3p