Paws in Print
February 2019
Newsletter of Midcoast Humane formerly Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Upcoming Events

Kitten Bowl III
Saturday, February 2 | 10 - 11am Live-streamed game, adoptions beginning at noon.
Our annual kitten football game is back! @Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick

Special Adoption Event!
Saturday, February 9 | 10am - 2pm
A community adoption event with dozens of cuties looking for new homes. @Boothbay Region YMCA, 261 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor

Petco Adoption Event
Saturday, February 16 | 9am - 1pm
@Petco, 131 Topsham Fair Mall Road, Topsham

Coastal Clinic
Saturday, February 23 | 9 - 11am Low-cost rabies vaccinations and more. Learn more here.
@Midcoast Humane Administrative Building, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

Animal Camp!
Look for Animal Camp registration in mid-February!

Wouldn't it be nice if we could all enjoy winter as much as adoptable pup Cylene? Cylene is up for adoption! Read more about her below.
Cold Weather Tips from Dr. Wehr

By Dr. Wehr, Director of Shelter Operations at Midcoast Humane

As temperatures outside begin to plummet and the snow falls, it’s important to think about how to keep our pets happy and healthy throughout the winter season.

During wintertime, it’s helpful to think about your pets’ comfort the way you think about your own—there are many similar precautions and considerations to keep in mind.

Just like people, the cold weather can make some medical conditions worse for our pets! This could include arthritis and dry or itchy skin. Older pets may find it difficult to get around through the snow or navigate icy surfaces. Pets managing life with certain diseases (like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and other endocrine disorders) can have more difficulty regulating their body temperatures in the winter and may seek out warm spots to rest. Remember to keep pets well-hydrated, with constant access to fresh (non-frozen) water. They may need a little increase in their food, too, as they burn more energy trying to stay warm. Continue reading
Have You Met Amere?

By Sarah Murray
Adoption Program Manager

If you have ever visited Midcoast Humane at our Brunswick Range Road campus, then you will most likely know about Amere, the lobby cat. He has the distinction of being the only animal at Midcoast Humane that is  not  up for adoption. Amere has been with the shelter for seven years. 

He came to us in 2012, pulled from a hoarding situation where he lived with many other cats. When Amere first arrived, we could tell he’d had ear mites in his previous home that had gone untreated, causing him to scratch at his ears. This eventually made his ears fold down. Many visitors that come through our lobby guess that Amere is a Scottish fold, which isn’t the case (though he appreciates the assumption about his lineage!). Continue reading
Any of our staff or volunteers will tell you... Amere runs the place! He's the only shelter cat that is not up for adoption - just the way he wants it.
From Trendy

Hello, friends!

Our name has changed, but our commitment to the animals has not.

Over the last few months, you have read that we’ve made some big changes to our structure. We are excited about these changes and what they mean for our future, but we also know that change is hard. The way shelters are operating is changing nationwide. From coast to coast, shelters who only rely on adoption income and donations are being forced to make better business decisions. We have been talking to our peers in the sheltering world, experts at ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States, and other rescue groups to ensure that as we make decisions to our local business model, we are doing so with our first priority being the animals. 

Currently, it costs $6,000 to open our doors every day. Each animal costs us on average $20 a day to care for, and we have over 300 animals in our care on any given day. The business for caring for the animals who need us is absolutely vital, but not inexpensive. We are also focused on finding shelter animals their next family in a timely manner – this is a shelter, not their home. Bringing animals to different communities gives them broader exposure, increases accessibility for the rural parts of our 40-community service area, and lets them show their true selves in a friendly space instead of from behind galvanized fencing.

We want you to know what we are doing and why we are doing it. Don’t be afraid to call me or email me with questions. I want to ensure you have the  right  information. You can reach me at (207) 449-1366 or tstanchfield@midcoasthumane.org.
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness's Training for a Cause is now EVERY SATURDAY!
 
In January, our new friends at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness hosted a week of Training for a Cause . They offered free training sessions for an entire week, only asking those coming to train for a donation of $20 or pet supplies to support the animals of Midcoast Humane. During that week they raised $710 and collected boxes of donations!
 
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness has generously offered to continue their Training for a Cause program in support of Midcoast Humane.
They will be hosting one Training for a Cause session every Saturday at 10:15 a.m. and you can register for a session here .
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness 
Training for a Cause
EVERY SATURDAY 10:15 a.m.
275 Bath Rd, Brunswick
Quotes for Good with State Farm - all month long!
 
Midcoast Humane is excited to be sponsored by local State Farm   agent, Kyle Smith, as this month’s Quotes for Good organization. This month, for every person who completes an auto, fire, or life quote, State Farm will make a $10 donation to Midcoast Humane.

To qualify, the individual can be a new customer or a current State Farm customer that has policies with this agent (but the quote would need to be for a new type of insurance not currently held).

When calling or stopping in for your State Farm quotes, be sure to mention Quotes for Good and Midcoast Humane .

If you are interested in meeting with Kyle Smith for a quote, you can stop by his office at 21 Mason Street in Brunswick, call him at (207) 729-0000, or send him an email at  kyle@ksmithsf.com .
We are excited about the opportunity to generate donations and create awareness about our cause!
Celebrate a Special Day by Supporting Midcoast Humane

Have you considered celebrating a birthday or special event by asking for donations in lieu of gifts for your favorite non-profit? We were thrilled to recently receive gifts in this way thanks to a special anniversary party, and from a big-hearted eight-year-old as she celebrated her birthday. These gifts were a purr-fect reminder that some of you may want to do something similar to benefit Midcoast Humane as you celebrate special days in 2019. 

Additionally, if you are on Facebook, hosting a fundraiser is simple, free, and requires no paperwork. The service, Facebook Fundraiser, has become a popular way for individuals to publicly celebrate their birthday or anniversary, and every dollar raised goes back to your favorite non-profit. We are pleased that Midcoast Humane has recently been added to Facebook’s list of non-profits.

Here’s how to host a Facebook Fundraiser for Midcoast Humane:

Step 1 . Create a fundraiser by going to:  https://www.facebook.com/fund/midcoasthumane/ .

Step 2 . Follow the instructions to choose your fundraising goal and write your post. Please note that we will still receive donations even if you do not reach your goal…every dollar matters!

Step 3 . Once you have set up your fundraiser, Facebook will provide a post for you to share with your Facebook friends. Friends will see your post in their Facebook newsfeed.

Step 4 . To make a donation, friends will click the donation link in your post and follow the instructions. It takes just a few simple steps to make a secure donation.

Step 5 . Thank your friends for their donation. If we see that you are hosting a Facebook Fundraiser, we will do our best to write a thank you post each time a donation has been made.

Notes about Facebook Fundraisers: Midcoast Humane will receive donations directly from Facebook, generally the following month after the fundraiser has completed. We do not receive mailing addresses or phone numbers of friends who participate in your fundraiser, so their information will not go into our donor database. If friends would like a donation receipt, they should print or save the donation confirmation they receive once they have made the donation on Facebook.

Whether it’s a birthday party or Facebook Fundraiser, Midcoast Humane would be honored to be a part of your special celebration. If you have any questions, please contact us at (207) 449-1366 or  development@midcoasthumane.org .

As always, thank you for your continued support as we help make life better for animals and people in our community.
TOTES ADORBS
Where Are They Now?
POP FOUND HER PEOPLE!
Pop's new family wrote in to us recently, and she's snug as a bug. "I wanted to share pictures of Pop, who we now call Frannie Jo. She is just a delight and a little snuggle bug. She still has some issues with some men and meeting new people but she is getting better every day. We are so happy she was brought into our lives."
PHYLLIS HAS A COZY WINTER SWEATER
Phyllis is now Romee, and we're told she's doing amazing - and that she's only getting fluffier! She's a spoiled kitty (music to our ears!) and only gets her favorite food - seafood-flavored. Check out her stylin' look!
Adopt Me!
CYLENE: Part Pit Bull, Part...Snow Bunny?
Rub my belly and I’ll love you forever! I’m a 3-year-old American Pit bull/terrier mix who came to Midcoast Humane from Georgia to find my forever home! I’m a sweet girl and know many commands such as sit, stay, lay down and sometimes I’ll even roll over for you! I’m very food motivated and am eager to learn new commands, even though I'm already a smartypants. See how smart I am!

If you’re reading this and I sound like the goofy, fun-loving girl for you, please call us at (207) 725-5051 to set up a time to meet.

I’ve been at the shelter for OVER A YEAR! I would love to find a home soon! Could you help me? Share this with a friend... It just might help me reach my forever home.

Brunswick Campus
Adoption Center
30 Range Road, Brunswick
(207) 725-5051
Edgecomb Campus
Animal Care Facility
27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb
(207) 882-9677
Administrative Office
190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
(207) 449-1366