Paws in Print
April 2018
Official Newsletter of Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 7
Spring Fling Adoption Event
Puppies? Where!? Keep reading for more details...

Saturday, April 14, 1-2p
Feline Foster Orientation
Everything you need to know to become a foster parent to a cat in need.190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick; r.s.v.p. here

Saturday, April 14, 2:30-3:30p
Canine Foster Orientation
Learn about opening your home to a foster dog. 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick; r.s.v.p. here

Saturday, May 19, 8a-2p
Annual Plant Sale
One day only! 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

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.
From Trendy
Spring has finally sprung!

I don't know about you, but I'm thrilled that warmer weather and drier grounds are (nearly) here! This is the time of year that friends and neighbors emerge from hibernation and catch up on what's happening in our lives. We thought you might appreciate seeing what we've been up to at Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

We are always looking for ways to keep you informed about what is happening at our Brunswick and Edgecomb locations. This e-newsletter will share stories of our animal friends' successes, volunteer opportunities throughout our agency and helpful hints for you as a pet owner.

We'd like to hear from you! Do you have suggestions or information that you need? We want to do our best to keep you informed with content you want to see. Don't be shy!

I've loved the emails and phone calls that I've been getting over the past few months. It's clear to me that you - our adopters, supporters, volunteers, and friends - are invested in our future just as much as we are. Thank you for the warm welcomes and great suggestions... and keep them coming! Send me a note at

Henry Ford
In December, Bowdoin's Animal Control Officer brought us a cat that was in rough shape. The poor guy, a 3-year-old gray shorthair, had been hit by a car and was nursing a broken jaw.

We made him comfortable and gave him something for the pain. We picked a rather cheeky name for him because of his experience, "Henry Ford." After reviewing X-rays, Dr. Wehr inserted a wire in his jaw to help it heal, and he started recovering in our clinic. As his condition improved, Henry became a much happier cat! In no time he was charming shelter visitors on our adoption floor. We're happy to report that this month he found his forever home!
RIGHT: Sarah Murray, our Shelter Manager at Range Road, snuggles a much happier, completely healed Henry Ford on our adoption floor.
Spring Fling Adoption Event
Over Easter weekend, two team members made the long drive to Magee, Mississippi. Their mission: to rescue nearly 60 puppies and adult dogs in collaboration with one of our partner rescue organizations, Wolf Pond Animal Sanctuary, a wonderful group that we have been working with for three years in our Transport and Rescue program.

In less than a week, we've examined them, photographed them, given them their spay/neuter surgeries, and updated all of their vaccinations. They go up for adoption on Saturday, April 7th during our Spring Fling Mega Adoption Event taking place at both our Brunswick and Edgecomb locations.

Spring Fling Mega Adoption Event
Saturday, April 7
12p - 6p @ Coastal Humane Society
11a - 4p @ Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Want to see photos of our Spring Fling pups? Click on Lady's photo!
National Volunteer Appreciation Week
National Volunteer Week is April 15-21! Throughout the week, we'll provide fun surprises and snacks for our hardworking volunteers. We'll also host our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 19, a fun event with door prizes, awards, and lots of delicious food! It's a small way of showing our volunteers how much they mean to us and our animals.

We want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our 300 active volunteers. We appreciate each and every one of you! No matter how you help, you truly make a difference in the lives of the animals that pass through our doors. We couldn't do it without you, and, not to mince words... we love you!
Our volunteers help with everything from filing paperwork to cleaning kennels, and our foster families provide round-the-clock care to animals who are too sick or too young to be on our adoption floor. It takes many hands to save lives!
Thank You, Idexx!
We frequently encounter cats that have problems using the litterbox. The question is whether the problem is behavioral or medical. Finding out just became a lot easier, thanks to a donation of a Sedivue urinalysis machine from our friends at Idexx Laboratories.

Urinalysis is a common diagnostic tool that lets us examine kidney function and urinary systems in our feline (and canine!) friends, and identify certain metabolic disorders that might be causing kitty to think outside the box a little too much.

Until now, we've relied on a more time-consuming and labor-intensive method to test urine for infections and abnormalities, but this machine allows us to test more accurately and in much less time! Catnip all around... this is great news!
The Sedivue has all kinds of bells and whistles and can analyze urine in 3 minutes! Adoptable kitty Dexter is in the dark about this wonderful medical upgrade, but we know he appreciates it on some level... Photo courtesy Leon Vanella Photography
There are still a few spots available in this summer's Animal Camp – the fun, educational camp for kids who love animals! Campers spend time each day interacting with shelter animals, hearing from shelter professionals, and taking part in fun activities that help animals and raise awareness about sheltering and other animal-related issues.   This year, we're adding MORE interactive time with animals!
Week-long sessions begin June 25 for kids entering grades 1 - 6. Sign up the animal lover in your household for a week of fun, learning, and ANIMALS!   Animal Camp sells out every year,   so sign up today!
Campers enjoy hands-on time with animals learning about dogs, cats, and small animals, but also wildlife, farm animals, and even exotic animals!
16th Annual Plant Sale
Are you getting ready to primp your garden? Join us for our 16th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 19th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 190 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. We'll be selling a wide variety of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, and trees to support our critters... everything you need for a beautiful garden this year!

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Skillins Greenhouses and Maine Bay Canvas.

Rain date: May 20
Dig, Divide, Donate!
If you are looking to downsize or clean up your garden, we would love to add your spare plants to our sale! Drop off your labeled and separated plants at 190 Pleasant Street in Brunswick the week before the sale. We may even be able to help you dig! For more information, please contact Kadie Glynn at or at 449-1366 ext. 5.
The Save a Stray 5K
Join us on Saturday, August 25th for the 13 th  annual  Save a Stray 5K!   Take part in the 5K run or one-mile walk with your friends, family, and, of course, your dog! After crossing the finish line, stick around for a fun-filled day at L.L.Bean -- our 2018 event promises new fun-filled events as well as some returning favorites.  Sign up by May 15, 2018 to take advantage of our early bird rate of just $20 per person! Register now!
Where Are They Now?
HE'S TAKEN THEIR HEARTS BY STORM Alfie the cat has a new person... and a new name: "Storm."
Rials, now known as Riley, is having a blast with his big brother Tucker! Says his family, "They have bonded so well!" Music to our ears.
Says his family: "We’d like to share some photos of our recent rescue pup, Cooper, formerly known as Trent! He is settling in great in his new home! He loves playing with this big brother, Brody, as well as giving us so many snuggles. He’s so smart and is already learning tricks! Thank you for bringing us to this sweet boy!"
Volunteer(s) of the Month: Linda Herling and dog Grace!
Congratulations to Linda Herling and her dog, Grace, April’s Volunteer(s) of the Month! Through our Pet Assisted Therapy program, this pair goes out in our community to spread the joy that only animals can provide. They regularly visit Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick Junior High, Pathways in Brunswick, and helps kids learn to read in Woofs & Books. They have also visited University of Maine campuses and Colby and Bowdoin Colleges, brightening the days of every person they come across.

In her own words: “I like that Grace goes into volunteering with her head held high, a skip in her step, and her tail wagging. I like that when most people meet Grace, they smile and often say things like 'This made my day!' and, 'Oh, I am so happy to see you, Grace!' or, “I really needed this today!” ...They not only seem happier but they seem more relaxed, and have opened up about their own experiences with dogs, animals, and pets."

We are so grateful to have Linda and Grace representing CHS/LCAS in our community and providing such an important service! Thank you so much Linda and Grace! 
Adopt Me!
Meet Spooky 
This lovable, albeit bedraggled gentleman is Spooky, who has many fans at our Range Road facility in Brunswick where he is waiting for a new home. He is 16 years old. Since he was just a tiny kitten, Spooky has lived with just one loving couple, who doted on him and loved him tremendously. In January, the family of three had to separate when Spooky's parents entered an assisted living community. Spooky's world was upended when he came to us. We would love to see him go to a comfortable, quiet home like the one he used to have. How about yours?
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  11a - 4p
Tuesday  11a - 4p
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday  11a - 4p
Friday 11a - 4p
Saturday 11a - 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