Paws in Print

Newsletter of Midcoast Humane formerly Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Upcoming Events

Black Friday Adoption Event
Friday, Nov. 23 - Sunday, Nov. 25 (during open hours)
Any adoptable animal with any black on its fur is 50% off! (Open hours: Fri. & Sat. 12-6pm; Sun. 12-4pm) @ Brunswick Campus, 30 Range Road

All for Holiday Homes Mega Adoption Event with PETCO
Saturday, Dec. 1 | 9 am - 3 pm
Sunday, Dec. 2 | 10 am - 2 pm
Save two lives this weekend! Adopt a puppy, kitten or other furry friend at PETCO and the Petco Foundation will make an additional donation to support Midcoast Humane. @ Petco Topsham, 131 Topsham Fair Mall Road, Topsham

12 Days of Giving Drive
Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Sunday, Dec. 23
Our annual holiday supply drive is back! Will you put something under our tree for our animals? Each day we're collecting something different! See the list here. Donations can be brought to our Brunswick or Edgecomb Campus. Thank you!

Photo by Derek Davis, Portland Press Herald

Happy Endings for River Road Dogs
Our "River Road Dogs" are home at last! After a successful adoption weekend (with a line spanning the parking lot, no less) they have found the forever families they've been waiting for.

After being seized from a home in August, they spent three months in our care while the investigation was underway. They needed extensive medical care and time to heal - but heal they did.

There were many smiling faces and wagging tails - thank you to everyone that came out in the cold to give these special dogs a loving home.

See Portland Press Herald 's coverage of Pocahontas's adoption on Saturday, November 10.
Trendy's Corner

Happy fall (or winter, it seems!)

As I put the final touches on 2019’s plans and begin to reflect on 2018, I am humbled by all the support that Midcoast Humane has received this year. I want to thank each of you for your time, your donations and your voices as we’ve tried to improve our business and find better ways to fulfill our mission. We will continue to make improvements to our business that helps make us a stronger more sustainable agency and a more robust community resource. In the coming weeks and months, you will see plans and hear about small steps that we are making today to ensure that we have a stronger impact in the future.

Change is not easy, but it’s necessary. We have challenges that need addressing today so that we ensure we are here for you and the animals in the right ways. There are issues like our aging infrastructure and diversifying our income portfolio that have to become top priorities in order to solidify our plans. Some of you have been a part of those conversations and I’d love others to be!

As always, if you have questions or concerns please let me know at 449-1366 or .

Giving Tuesday is November 27

Giving Tuesday is November 27, but you don't have to wait until then to make a donation to support Midcoast Humane!

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities around the globe. On Giving Tuesday, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in.

We have two days for getting deals–Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a day for giving back, the opening day of the giving season. We thank you for thinking of our animals as we usher in the holiday season!
We're Going Mobile!

We are excited to announce the expansion of our adoption program to bring more adoptable pets home!

Our adopters come from all over, but Midcoast Humane holds contracts with 40 towns across 1,000 miles. We want to bring adoptable animals to people in every community we serve, whether they’re in Falmouth or Washington.
Did you know it’s a 40-minute drive from Washington to our Edgecomb Campus? To allow those in more remote areas to have the opportunity to adopt a shelter pet, we are teaming up with businesses and organizations spanning the Midcoast to hold adoption events. We’ll use our Edgecomb Campus at 27 Atlantic Highway as an intake-only facility, continuing to accept stray animals and surrendered pets (by appointment). Animal Control Officers will have access to the building at all times of course, and staff and volunteers on site will continue to offer comfort, care and medical attention to our residents that aren’t yet ready for adoption.

This is not only a way for our animals to get closer to home, but a way for our community to play a part in adoption as well. Area businesses and organizations are keen to do their part to help shelter pets – and hosting adoption events with us is a very important way they can help out.

We’ll list our upcoming events on our website. Animals are available for adoption six days a week at our Brunswick Campus on 30 Range Road, which will be continue to be our primary adoption center. (Pssst…. you can see all of our adoptable animals  here. )

Animal care staff at the Edgecomb Campus can be reached at 882-9677.

Want to host an adoption event? Contact Kate Griffith at 449-1366 (at Midcoast Humane’s Administrative Office) or via email at
Our First Annual Shelter-bration Was a Huge Success!

We had such a wonderful time at our 1st annual Shelter-bration on November 8th. We sold 150 tickets and raised over $15,000! Thank you to all who came out in support of Midcoast Humane at this brand new event.

We owe a special thank you to our guest host, Don Carrigan, for sharing his stories and experiences with shelter pets with us. And to all of our amazing sponsors: Mechanics Savings Bank, Medomak Veterinary Services, Mid-Coast Energy Systems, Inc., Maine Event Design & Decor, and Flight Deck Brewing.
Thank you to Jeff Kirlin of The Thing of the Moment for capturing Shelter-bration for us!
Where Are They Now?
"We're finally able to report that "Stitch" (now known as Dorothy/Dot) has settled in nicely. We were warned that she like heights, just didn't expect to find her on top of the kitchen cabinets! Such a sweet little bug, and a mighty mouser! Thanks for helping us find her."
Where Are They Now? (Cont.)
Auggie is getting his fill of the outdoors with his new family! He has a new doggy sibling, too, whom he reportedly "is obsessed with." His family tells us he is doing well and fitting right in.
Adopt Me!
Can you help? Sherman has been in our care for 467 days.
Sherman needs some help from us animal loving folks! He has been in our care for a whopping 467 days - which is much too long. He is very loved at our shelter, but a shelter is not a home. Six-year-old Sherman is a smarty pants, and knows sit, down, and shake (both paws!). He LOVES treats, and takes them gently. Our dog volunteers tell us he is a great walking partner. He just likes to get outside, be in nature, lay in a sunny spot, fetch a little, and play a bit with his human.

He is a "lovey smoosh" to the people he knows and trusts. Loud noises and lots of activity make him nervous, so he'd be most at ease in an adult-only home. His family should be patient and give him plenty of time to adjust and feel safe. But we promise - it will be well worth it!

To meet Sherman, you should call our Edgecomb Campus at 882-9677 to make an appointment. If you can't adopt, please help us spread the word about this wonderful pup, and forward to a friend!