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

Upcoming Events

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.
There are a few spots left!

Please visit our website for more information about our popular summer camp for kids or call 449-1366. It's all animals all week long! For grades 1-6.
A Fresh Start for Harvey
Every animal has a story, and this is one that will definitely pull at your heartstrings. Harvey made his trip to Coastal Humane Society last week all the way from Blairsville, Georgia, where he had been in the care of our partner rescue organization, Castoff Pet Rescue.

Harvey's story was well-documented by local TV and media outlets. He was one of 107 dogs rescued from two foreclosed properties in Polk County, Georgia in August of 2017. The dogs were discovered chained to trees and car axles, and many of them were malnourished, their water bowls were "bone dry." Many of them had the telltale scarring on their faces that indicate dog fighting.

The owner of the dogs was convicted on 214 counts of dog fighting and animal cruelty, and was recently sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison and 35 years probation. 

Despite what they had been through, all of the dogs were extremely affectionate according to the police officers, fire departments, and animal welfare groups that assisted with the rescue. Many of the dogs are now in loving new homes.

Harvey, now around two years old, was most likely born on that property. He's just over 30 pounds, a total sweetheart, and we think he's already loving Maine! He will love it more when he has a family of his own! He is now up for adoption... and we are looking forward to seeing him go to a truly special new home. Could it be yours? <3

Castoff Pet Rescue took in another dog from the property, Elijah, who also came to Coastal Humane Society in the fall. He was adopted quickly and went to a great home!

Questions about Harvey or other adoptable pets? Call 207-725-5051 (CHS) or 207-882-9677 (LCAS) for more information!
Our Plant Sale is THIS SATURDAY!
Our Plant Sale is Saturday, May 19th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.! It's the perfect place to pick up your annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, and trees for your garden. All proceeds benefit our critters!

While you’re visiting, fill up on tasty treats from our bake sale and BBQ. Shop fabulous raffle and auction items that include: four yards of screened loam from Country Fare, Inc. , four tickets to Gardens Aglow, four Regular Season passes to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens , a pet portrait by local artist Cecelia Cox , and MUCH MORE!!! The sale is at our 190 Pleasant Street building in Brunswick. We can't wait to see you!

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors: Skillins Greenhouses , Maine Bay Canvas , and Sagadahock Real Estate Association .
In Her Own Words: Get to Know Dr. Pare!
We are THRILLED to welcome a new member to the team: Dr. Alison Pare!

"I am a native of Saco and earned my undergraduate degree in animal science from the University of Maine. After attending vet school at the University of Minnesota, I came home to Maine and worked in private practice for four years. I enjoyed private practice, but felt something was lacking.

I started volunteering at Coastal Humane Society in the fall of 2015 to determine if working with animals was still the path I wanted to pursue. Once it became known that I was a veterinarian, I was offered the opportunity to fill in periodically as a relief vet for Dr. Wehr. I found that I loved working at the shelter with the animals and staff. I realized that a long-term position with the shelter was exactly the job I was looking for.

Working and volunteering at Coastal Humane Society granted me the chance to help animals in the way I want to help them, and for that I will forever be grateful!"
Dr. Pare lives in Topsham with her husband and 6-month-old daughter. They have no pets at this time (their hands are plenty full with a new baby at home) but they hope to expand the family with a new pet or two soon!
We have another mega adoption event in the works, with over SIXTY puppies and adult dogs going up for adoption on Saturday, May 26 at CHS and LCAS. It's a big group - definitely qualifies as a palooza!

Coastal Humane Society
30 Range Road, Brunswick
Noon - 6 p.m.

Lincoln County Animal Shelter
27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The dogs for adoption on Saturday, May 26 at PUPPY PALOOZA: SUMMER KICK-OFF are various mixed breeds. We'll be posting a few preview photos throughout the week preceding the event on our Facebook page!
Summer Obedience Classes
We've posted our summer Obedience classes and are accepting registrations for Manners I, Manners II, and Puppy Kindergarten! Whatever your dog's level (or yours) we have the perfect class for you, taught by our Dog Program Coordinator Mike Gould. Sign up and learn more here.

Questions about class? Email Mike at or call 725-5051.
DID YOU KNOW: We offer a weekly drop-in puppy playtime every Saturday! $10 at the door, cash or check only. Learn more
Early Bird Deadline EXTENDED for the Save a Stray 5K
Have you registered for the 13 th  annual Save a Stray 5K and One-Mile Walk yet? Good news... EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 31! REGISTER NOW FOR JUST $20!   

Jo in 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 festival at L.L.Bean. Our 2018 event promises fantastic new events as well as some returning favorites. 
Is your business interested in sponsoring one of our events? Contact Kate at for more information about amazing opportunities to help animals and get some exposure for your business at the same time!
Where Are They Now?
"I adopted Anna a couple of weeks ago. 

When she first stepped foot in my apartment, she felt at home. She sniffed around a bit and then jumped right up on the coach with me and napped. She cuddles with me every night. She has never hid under the bed, and even pranced up to the cable guy! 

She loves the sun and can’t get enough of the laser pointer. Shes definitely a climber so I am working on getting her down from the counter and out of the wine cabinet!

She has the entire place to herself and loving life!"
"Violet is doing so awesome. I love her so much. She comes to work with me every day. She is such a joy! Thank you so much for giving me a special baby... She is pure joy every day! We love her so much!"
"Just wanted to share an update on Ranger (a.k.a. Greg - the couch eater!) he has progressed right in, we have been able to wean him off his meds! He has gone to Mike for training and (this is the big news) we have been able to leave him alone in the house not crated, and our couches have survived! He laid on the couch the whole time and played with his toys. He has come a LONG way and we just wanted to share! Thank you for all you do! He is definitely a great fit for us and we love how it’s all working out!"
Volunteer of the Month: Jacqueline Chadwick
Congratulations to Jacqueline Chadwick, May’s Volunteer of the Month! Jacqueline is one of our superstar youth volunteers. We are always so impressed and inspired by our young volunteers...there is something very special about a teenager who wants to spend their free time lending a hand!

While Jacqueline has only been volunteering at our Range Road facility for nine months, she's already provided over 150 hours of service! WOW! She started volunteering as a cat caretaker, but she is now trained in both cats and dogs. She is very motivated to help animals, and she would like to become a veterinarian. We think Jacqueline can do anything she sets her mind to!

In her own words: "My favorite part of volunteering would probably have to be helping all of the dogs find their forever home. It is the best feeling when a dog that has been at the shelter for a long time finally goes home.   I would tell someone who is interested in volunteering with CHS to definitely do it because it makes you feel so good inside that you are helping animals in need."

Animal sheltering is not without a good deal of messy, er, situations, which Jacqueline understands all too well.

"Yes, you do have to pick up poop and pee, but there is so much more to it. You get to interact with the dogs, help them with their manners and obedience to find them their forever home, and you get to hang out with dogs, which is so much fun. It can get messy at times, but you just have to think that you wouldn’t want to live in a kennel that is dirty and filled with poop, so really we are doing them a favor, and in return they will give you kisses, let you play with them, and pet them.

"I love working with the staff. Whenever I have a question or need something to do, they will always find something for me. They are great people and are very supportive."

Like so many of us, being at the shelter is the ultimate feel-good experience for Jacqueline.

"Volunteering at CHS is my way of getting away from all the negative things in the world. It makes me forget about bad things and helps me focus on making a difference.”

Well said, Jacqueline. THANK YOU for all that you do!
Adopt Me!
Meet Boo Boo 
My name is Boo Boo! I got that name because I had an injured paw when I arrived at Lincoln County Animal Shelter. My foster mom says I am a loving, talkative girl who is a bit scared of most new things but I do warm up after a bit. Since loud noises and fast movements tend to make me hide, my foster mom thinks I would like an adult home best. I didn't even seem to mind meeting her two little dogs - through a baby gate. Do you have the patience to bring me out of my shell and make me understand you just want to love me? Now I'm up for adoption at LOUIS DOE in Newcastle, but when I was at the shelter, I loved the company of other nice kitties. I'm still a bit on the shy side but I've really begun to come out of my shell! Please come meet me!


visiting hours at LCAS will begin at NOON (formerly 11 a.m.)
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