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

Puppy Palooza
Saturday, March 9 | see below for hours
Dozens of puppies go up for adoption at our Brunswick Campus on Range Road and at Stars Jewelry in Damariscotta! @Stars Fine Jewelry, 65 Main Street, Damariscotta, and Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick

Supply Drive
Saturday, March 9 | 11am - 3pm
Bring supplies for our shelter residents! @ The Animal House, 15 Coastal Marketplace, Damariscotta

Wilcox Training for a Cause
EVERY SATURDAY | 10:15 - 11:05 am
Join a super-fun training session and support shelter pets. Details below. @WIlcox Wellness & Fitness, 275 Bath Road, Suite 3 in Brunswick

First Friday Kitten Yoga
Friday, April 5 | 6 - 7 pm
Watch our Facebook page for sign-up information! @Jai Yoga, Fort Andross, 14 Main Street, Brunswick

Spring Fling Adoption Event
Saturday, April 13 | noon - 6 pm and 10 am- 2 pm
Save the date for this mega adoption event at two locations! @Midcoast Humane, 30 Range Road, Brunswick (noon - 6 pm) and Agway, 467 Main Street, Richmond (10 am - 2 pm)

Stopped in our Tracks

As we all know too well, the most essential, and expensive, items to fix seem to break at the most inconvenient times. In February alone, Midcoast Humane’s heat stopped working, septic failed, washing machines broke, and transporter vans reached their final legs. Money certainly isn’t plentiful around the shelter, so we had to dig deep into our resourceful Maine roots to get creative and keep moving forward.

Here’s where you, our community of supporters and partners, step in.

A purrfect example of how this community stepped up to make a tough month a little easier is when our Sprinter Van, used to rescue out-of-state animals, broke down in Maryland while we were transporting dogs and cats from our Georgia rescue partner  Castoff Pet Rescue . Thankfully, everyone made it safely back to Maine in the Castoff van because of the quick thinking of Midcoast Humane staff and Castoff Pet Rescue volunteers.

Unfortunately, the $7,000 bill that came with the repair of the van was way more than we could afford (and due to the nature of the repairs, our only option was to work with the dealership that repairs Mercedes Sprinters.) So, we crossed our fingers and hoped that we could raise the money we needed to get back on the road as soon as possible as lives were depending on our ability to get to get back to our rescue partners.

Andrea Shaw, rescue mom of  Adventures of Columbo and creator of  The Columbo Fund , volunteered to take action with her 18,000 Facebook followers (a.k.a. “Beeps”). Within days, 229 of Columbo’s supporters, many of whom live outside of Midcoast Humane’s territory, had raised $5,971.86! We are beyond amazed by their outpouring of support. Along with Columbo’s campaign, Midcoast got the word out about the van on our Facebook page, and were incredibly grateful that local donors were able to help us reach our goal.

In total, the campaign raised $7,254.36! We are so grateful.

As you can imagine, maintenance doesn’t come cheap for this 60-plus-animal capacity van. So we are also relieved to have a few extra dollars set aside for future maintenance.

As we enter March, we see glimmers of light…you.

We cannot serve our 40-community territory without your support. Thank you for considering how you can help us continue to make life better for animals, and people, in our community.  Make a donation online , call us at 207-449-1366, or mail a gift to Midcoast Humane, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. 

P.S. We are looking to replace our current minivan that we use for transporting animals between shelters, delivering donations, food, and other shelter essentials around our 40-community territory. Our wish is for a "gently used" minivan with less than 100k miles that is in working order and will pass state inspection. We are happy to pay for licensing/title transfer. Thank you in advance for any leads. Please contact Trendy at 207-449-1366 or email

P.P.S. A huge thank you to Michael Carrington, Carrie Kipfer, Connie Amnott Parks, and Christina Roman, who each donated a used washing machine. You would never imagine how much laundry we go through in a day!
Puppy Palooza!
Join us for a very special, two-location adoption event on Saturday, March 9th!

Puppy Palooza will take place at Midcoast Humane’s Brunswick campus and at  Stars Fine Jewelry  in Damariscotta where we will have many animals looking for their forever homes! Get a sneak peek of the animals going up for adoption a few days before the event on our Facebook page!

65 Main Street, Damariscotta   
Event hours: 10 am - 2 pm      

Midcoast Humane           
30 Range Road, Brunswick
Event hours: 12 - 6 pm

In conjunction with the adoption events, we will be holding a supply drive at the Animal House  in Damariscotta from 11 am - 3pm. To see our most-needed items,  click here
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness's Training for a Cause is now EVERY SATURDAY!
When Wilcox Wellness & Fitness opened just over a month ago in Brunswick, they reached out to Midcoast Humane about Training for a Cause, where they offer FREE group training sessions in return for either a $20 donation or a donation of pet supplies to Midcoast Humane. So far Training for a Cause has raised $835 dollars and boxes of much-needed supplies!
We are happy to announce that Wilcox Wellness will be continuing Training for a Cause throughout the month of March!
Training for a cause classes will be every Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m.
here . Wilcox Wellness is located at 275 Bath Road, Suite 3 in Brunswick.
In January, Jai Yoga welcomed Midcoast Humane (and our cute little kittens) into their studio for our first ever Kitten Yoga classes. They were extremely generous, donating 100% of the proceeds to Midcoast Humane, a grand total of $880! It was a huge success and Jai Yoga will be hosting Kitten Yoga classes on the first Friday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
Jai Yoga is asking for a suggested donation of $25 to participate in Kitten Yoga. If you would like to join us, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for links to register!
Photo courtesy Michele Stapleton.
Jai Yoga
First Friday of every month, 6 - 7 pm
14 Maine Street, Suite 314, Brunswick
Animal Camp... returning this summer!
Registration for the 2019 session of Animal Camp is now open! 

Animal Camp is a fun, educational camp experience 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.  Week-long sessions begin July 8 for kids entering grades 1 - 6. Sign up the animal lover in your household for a week of fun, learning, and ANIMALS by clicking the button below.
Quotes for Good with State Farm - all month long!
Midcoast Humane is excited to be chosen by our local State Farm® agent for the second month in a row as this month’s Quotes for Good organization. During the entire month of March, for every person we send their way and who completes an auto, fire, or life quote, they’ll make a $10 donation to our organization.
For the quote to qualify, the individual can be a new customer or a current State Farm customer that has policies with this agent. If the individual currently has policies with the agent, they will need to quote business they do not already have with the agent.
When calling in/stopping by for a quote, be sure to mention Quotes for Good and our organization’s name for the quote to qualify. We are excited about the opportunity to generate donations and create awareness about our cause. Thank you for supporting us through Quotes for Good. Together, we can make a difference in our community.
Our local agent is:
Kyle Smith, State Farm Agent
21 Mason St
Brunswick, ME 04011
We are excited about the opportunity to generate donations and create awareness about our cause!
Where Are They Now?
"Here is Liza playing in the snow! I hope you all are doing well and thank you so much for being amazing people. Liza is training to also become a service dog. Best wishes!"
"He is doing great, growing, jumping, sleeping under the bedcovers, sunbathing in windows, teasing the dog, clawing the furniture.... He likes playing soccer with anything he finds.  He is very handsome (even though he bites us occasionally!). Thanks for all your good work."
"We have officially decided that there is no way we could ever bring JoJo back to the shelter. He is doing amazingly well with us and seems to be extremely happy to finally be home. He is completely a different dog than the one we had first met. The fears he had the first day he got here are almost non-existent. We are working on training him how to touch things that scare him and it seems to be working. We could not have asked for a better addition to our family and so thankful to have him! We truly want to have him as a part of our family. We are also beyond grateful for all of your amazing volunteers and of the love and support our sweet boy received while in your care. They made a whole world’s of difference on how he was prepared to meet us and come home to his furever home. We worked with a few different shelters looking for our new fur baby, yours was by far one of the best!"
Adopt Me!
Meet Tyson!
Boxer mix Tyson is two-and-a-half years old, and he loves his walks! Before he leaves, he must stop by the bin of toys we have by the door and pick one out. He will dig through with his nose until he finds the BEST toy .

Tyson LOVES to run, so larger yards are a plus! He has lots of energy, and sometimes doesn't know his own strength, so we recommend no small children at home. He's lived with cats in the past, but we recommend he meet any doggy siblings before going home. Questions? Call us at (207) 449-1366.

(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