Paws in Print
October 2019
Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday in October (starting 10/1)
Resurrection Golf Gives Back
Highland Greens Golf Course and the Bath Golf Club will donate 10% of all greens fees and 10% of all food sales to Midcoast Humane. Tee times can be reserved here @ Highland Green Golf Course, 114 Village Dr, Topsham; The Bath Golf Club, 387 Whiskeag Rd, Bath

Saturday, Oct. 5 | 8 am - 5 pm
Coastal Crop Fur Critters
Join crafters Deb Meservier and Sharon Brown for a fun day of crafting, a "50/50", and raffles all day. Proceeds from this event will benefit the animals of Midcoast Humane. Snacks and lunch provided; Registration is $30 per person. Email dmeservier@midcoasthumane.org for a registration form. @Brunswick United Methodist Church, 320 Church Rd, Brunswick

Sunday, Oct. 6 | 11 am - 1 pm
Paws Across Freeport Scavenger Hunt Search in teams or on your own with your furry friends to discover popular and pet-themed products in local businesses. Finding these items will earn you tickets for a chance to win prizes. There is a $25 flat-fee to register (team or individual). Scavenger Hunt starts @ Visit Freeport Info Booth( by the Polo Ralph Lauren store), 76 Main St, Freeport

Sunday, Oct. 6 | 1 pm - 4 pm
Freeport Fall Festival Adoption Event
Adopt your next four-legged family member @ Veterinary Quick Care Freeport, 200 Lower Main St, Freeport

Saturday, Oct. 12 | 10 am - 2 pm Adoption Event
Adopt your next four-legged family member @C entral Lincoln County YMCA, 525 Main St, Damariscotta

Saturday, Oct. 12
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest  
We will decorate and display a giant pumpkin, participate in the parade and have an informational booth. Full Pumpkin Festival information here .

Thursday, Oct. 17 | 6 pm - 8 pm
Peter Zheutlin Book Signing Event Author, Peter Zheutlin will be at Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop for the release of his new book, "The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels With Albie: An American Journey" Sherman's will be donating 25% of sales of Peter's new book. There is no entry fee, but we ask that you bring a pet supply donation to support our shelter animals @ Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, 158 Main St, Damariscotta

Saturday, Oct. 26 | 10 am - 12 pm Vaccination Clinic
Rabies and distemper vaccinations, microchipping, and flea/tick medications available. Click here for pricing information. Please have dogs on leashes and cats in carriers @Midcoast Humane's Edgecomb Campus, 27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb

Thursday, November 7 | 6 pm - 9 pm
2nd Annual Shelter-bration
An evening of food, drinks and friends with several fun activities planned. Purchase your tickets here .
Saving Lives with Your Continued Support

Did you know that 50% of adult cats, 70% of kittens and 25% of dogs that come to Midcoast Humane have immediate medical needs?

Pictured above is Clark. Clark came to Midcoast Humane with an untreated leg wound. After six months of care and $4,000 worth of surgery, Midcoast Humane was able to declare Clark's leg as 'saved.' Clark is now living happily in his forever home and adds joy to the lives of his family members. "The very best thing about Clark is his hugs!" says Clark's mom.

Clark is an example of the many surrendered and stray animals that come to Midcoast Humane with a history of neglect or abuse. Most of these animals require a significant investment of our limited resources in order to ultimately be placed in their forever homes. Last year, our annual veterinary expenses added up to $146,000!

Midcoast Humane is addressing this challenge by working to prevent pets being surrendered in the first place, and by helping the pets in our care to find their forever homes faster. But, we need your continued financial support of our mission to make life better for pets, and people, in our communities. On behalf of the 3,500 homeless pets we care for each year, thank you for your continued support or a new monthly contribution. We are forever grateful. And so is Clark and his family.
YOU'RE INVITED. . .
All of us here at Midcoast Humane hope you will join us for our 2nd Annual Shelter-bration! We’re gearing up for a fun-filled evening of friends, food, drinks, and activities—all to support our life-saving organization and the pets that depend on our team for a new beginning.
                                                                            
Your favorite activities are back again this year:

The Wine Toss—you can win your favorite wine by tossing a ring around the neck of the bottle;

The Beer Pull—take a chance in our Beer Pull for a mystery package of beer;

The Mystery Prize Board—Choose an envelope from the mystery prize board  to win  a  gift   card   for you or a loved one. For a second chance, you can trade-in your prize and try again!

We hope you will come shelter-brate with us!
Tammy Walsh Named as One of
Coast 93.1-Hannaford’s
20 Outstanding Women of 2019

Tammy Walsh, Community Resource Coordinator, has been named as one of Coast 93.1-Hannaford’s 20 Outstanding Women of 2019.

Ms. Walsh is a tireless supporter of homeless animals and is involved with several animal welfare groups beyond her role with Midcoast Humane.

She started as a volunteer at Midcoast Humane to “help these homeless animals feel loved and less stressed” and to “ensure a healthier environment for the animals.” She became an employee eight years ago, and her passion is clear: she states, “Midcoast Humane is very important to me because of the care, shelter, medicines and love that we give to homeless animals at a time when they really need it.” She notes that Midcoast Humane helps to save and re-home nearly 4,000 pets every year from local homes, out-of-state transports from shelters in other areas of the country that still have to euthanize adoptable animals for space, puppy mills, hurricanes and other weather catastrophes, and local court cases of animal neglect or abuse. Ms. Walsh shared that she has personally adopted 15 animals from the shelter and she often fosters pets as well.

When asked by Coast 93.1 if there was a time she saw the benefit of the organization impact someone’s life in a meaningful way, she shared the story of an elderly woman who called the shelter in tears as she was going to have to surrender her cat. The new low income housing she was moving to would not accept her pet because she needed approximately $500 worth of treatments and vaccinations to be considered ‘up to date.’ As the woman’s income was only $740 per month, she was unable to cover the costs. Ms. Walsh utilized Midcoast Humane's public assistance funds to cover the costs so the elderly veteran’s widow was able to keep her furry friend.

We are proud to have Tammy Walsh on our team at Midcoast Humane and wish to congratulate her on this honor. Tammy was featured on Coast 93.1 all day on Wednesday, September 18 and will be recognized at an event on October 14.
Executive Director Update

Our search for the next Executive Director to lead Midcoast Humane continues on track in partnership with Pemberton & Associates. We’ve interviewed several highly talented, qualified candidates that excite us for the future of this organization. We look forward to finding Midcoast Humane’s next leader, who’ll bring a strong business acumen, a drive for excellence and mission, and a passion for animals to our organization and communities. Thank you for your continued support during this time.
Midcoast Humane is excited to be part of the 21st Annual Freeport Fall Festival! 
We will be joining the festivities on Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m

Paws Across Freeport Scavenger Hunt
The scavenger hunt will start at the Visit Freeport Info Booth by the Polo Ralph Lauren store, where you will pick up your scavenger hunt packet, starting at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 6. There is a $25 flat-fee to register (team or individual).

Pre-register for the scavenger hunt here .
Not sure you can make it? Register at the Visit Freeport Info Booth on the day of the event.
 
Adoption Event
We will have adoptable puppies and kittens on Sunday, October 6 looking for their forever homes from 1 - 4 pm at Veterinary Quick Care Freeport, 200 Lower Main St, Freeport. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos of our furry friends that will be looking for a home.

Festival
You will be able to find Midcoast Humane at the Freeport Town Hall on the corner of West Street and Main Street on Sunday, October 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We will have activities for the kids to enjoy and some awesome raffle prizes. This is a chance for family (including the four-legged members) and friends to support your local shelter animals while celebrating the beginning of Fall!
 
Supply Drive
Bring your donations to the corner of West Street and Main Street in Freeport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our top needs are old towels, blankets, sheets, wet dog and cat food, dye-free dry dog and cat food, unscented kitty litter, and paper towels.
See our complete wish list  here

Check out the complete festival schedule  here
Peter Zheutlin Book Release & Signing
Join us at Sherman's Maine Coast Books in Damariscotta for the release of author, Peter Zheutlin's new book "The Dog Went Over The Mountain: Travels With Albie: An American Journey," which is all about Peter's 9,200 mile road trip with his yellow lab, Albie. Come hear about their journey and get a signed copy of the book. You can even bring your furry friend along!

Sherman's Books will be donating 25% of sales of "The Dog Went Over The Mountain" to support the animals of Midcoast Humane. We will also be collecting much-needed pet supplies. See our complete wish list here.
NO PAW LEFT BEHIND: Help Us Get Them Home!
No Paw Left Behind  is a community initiative to help long-term, overlooked pets find their forever homes. Led by volunteers and staff at Midcoast Humane, the campaign ensures that every dog and cat who is ready to be adopted finds a family within 90 days. Help every animal find a home by following and sharing their stories on the No Paw Left Behind Facebook Page. Questions? Speak with an adoption counselor at (207) 449-1366 extension 206 or 207.
Cylene knows many commands such as sit, stay, lay down, shake her paw, and sometimes she'll even roll over for you! 

See her video by clicking here .
Beck is a fun-lovin' guy who loves to play with other dogs and toys. An active home would be best for him!

See his video by clicking here.
Brindi is a big, affectionate puppy-at-heart, this gorgeous girl loves toys and is treat-motivated.

Read all about her by clicking here .
Arya is intelligent, energetic and has a sweet disposition. Once she trusts you, she is very easy to handle.  

Read all about her by clicking here .
Norma is a lovable senior who can’t get enough cuddles! She enjoys being alone in the spotlight although she did live with a small dog previously.

Read all about her by clicking here .
Tessa is a beautiful tiger-tortie currently on a diet. She doesn’t like dogs but has done well living with other cats
at the shelter.

Read all about her by clicking here .
(207) 449-1366
Brunswick Campus
Adoption Center
30 Range Road, Brunswick
Edgecomb Campus
Animal Care Facility
27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb
Administrative Office
190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick