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

Upcoming Events

February 3, 10-11:00a
Kitten Bowl II
The Kitten Bowl returns!
Location: Facebook !

February 10, 10a-12p
Coastal Clinic!
Low-cost rabies vaccinations, microchipping, nail-trimming and ear cleaning. Location: 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

February 10
At both our Lincoln County and Coastal Humane locations, MEET YOUR TRUE LOVE, just in time for Valentine's Day, with discounted adoption fees on some very cool animals! Details below.

February 24, 1-2p
Foster Orientation
Join our Foster Program! Register now for orientation. Location: 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

March 3
Puppy Palooza
And adoption event unlike any we've ever had... 3 locations, close to 60 puppies... Bow WOW. Watch our Facebook page for more details!

See Event Calendar for all of our upcoming events!
WELCOME, Trendy Stanchfield!
We are pleased to welcome Trendy Stanchfield as the new Executive Director of Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter!

Trendy comes to us from northern Minnesota, where she spent 14 years working as the Regional Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the Minneapolis area. She moved to Maine six years ago, joining Goodwill Northern New England as their Senior Director of Mission Investment.

In her work for nonprofits throughout her career, Trendy has helped create programming, raise funds to support mission services, and develop teams across multi-campus organizations. (Sound familiar?)
Trendy lives in Brunswick with her husband and their three sons (two human, one feline). Last fall, Trendy and family welcomed a lovable 9-year-old tuxedo cat named Ermie into their home, adopted from Coastal Humane Society.

We hope you'll join us in welcoming Trendy!
Want to catch up? She'd love to meet you! Email her at or call her at 449-1366 extension 4.
Colin Kaepurrnick in last year's KITTEN BOWL. He's thinking seriously about doing something with the football. Maybe.
Kitten Bowl II
STUNNING FELINE ATHLETICISM! Catnip-filled footballs! Interceptions! Touchdowns! Floofing! Skitter-scatters, pouncies and prances! Kitten Bowl is BACK in a Facebook Live event in collaboration with the Hallmark Channel. Tune in to our Facebook page on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 at 10 a.m. The players go up for adoption at noon! (Oh, and the halftime show features five roly-poly 3-week-old puppies!)
Obedience Classes - Drop In Puppy Playtime, Too!
We offer drop-in Puppy Playtime every Saturday from 3 - 4 p.m. at 190 Pleasant Street in Brunswick! Puppies form their social skills at a young age, and it’s important to get off on the right paw in order to lay the foundation for safe and fun interaction with other dogs. Our weekly drop-in Puppy Playtime is an opportunity for puppies (and their owners) to learn how to behave around other dogs. Puppies 2-8 months old willinteract with each other off-leash under close supervision, while learning things like how to greet other dogs politely, how to be gentle with their teeth during play, and how to read social cues to determine whether another dog wants to play or not.

Without these vital socialization skills, puppies can grow up to have difficulty communicating normally with other dogs, putting them at high risk for anxiety or aggression in social situations.

Our instructor Mike will also help you , as a pet owner, identify what is safe. You'll learn how to recognize normal play vs. bullying, when and how to intervene if things become too rough, and how to identify good playmates for your puppy based on his/her play style.  Each drop-in session is $10, paid at the door; cash or check only. 
Start Off on the Right Paw
We're thrilled to be offering 6-week obedience instruction starting in January for dogs and owners with any amount of experience! Prices are competitive - just $100 for six classes - and classes are taught by our own dog whisperer and Dog Program Coordinator, Mike Gould. CHS and LCAS alumni receive 10% off, too! All proceeds from our classes benefit shelter pets. Read more about our upcoming classes Puppy Playtime, Manners I and Manners II here.
Will You Be My Valentine?
FIND YOUR SOULMATE - A Special Adoption Event with a Valentine's Theme! Puppies, adult dogs, cats and kittens will be looking for their someone special on February 10th, but we'll be featuring some amazing pets that have waited longer than most for the loves of their lives! These special pets will have discounted adoption fees, PLUS adopters of these special pets will also go home with a free CHS/LCAS reusable tote or car magnet while supplies last.
Saturday, February 10
Event Hours:
Coastal Humane Society | 12p-6p
Lincoln County Animal Shelter | 11a-4p
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates about our featured pets on February 10!
Registration is OPEN for Summer ANIMAL CAMP!
Summer seems so far away.... But registration is now OPEN for our 2018 summer sessions of ANIMAL CAMP! Animal Camp is a whole week full of all things animal for critter lovers entering grades 1-6. Together we'll learn about animal sheltering, pet care, veterinary medicine and animal behavior, as well as wildlife, farm animals, and even reptiles!  Content and activities are formatted to be age-appropriate so every camper learns A TON while having lots of fun with animals! 

Sessions meet 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily, with extended care offered. 
Camp Dates:
June 25 – June 29 (Grades 1-2)
July 9 – 13 (Grades 3-4)
July 16 – 20 (Grades 5-6)
July 23 – 27 (Grades 1-2)
July 30 – Aug 3 (Grades 3-4)
Aug 6 – 10 (Grades 5-6)
Aug 13 -17 (Grades 3-4)
Time to Break Out the Catio Furniture
Lincoln County Animal Shelter has been awarded funding to build an outdoor cat enclosure off of our adoptable cats room! The generous support comes from the Norman N. and Gale R. Hochgraf Charitable Foundation. The "catio" will give our LCAS cats safe access to fresh air and additional space, which helps to keep kitties happy and healthy. We'll be breaking ground on the catio later this spring!
Roxy, an adoptable senior kitty at LCAS, is tremendously happy about the catio. She will find the perfect cushions for the chaise, and enjoy her catnip in the sun.
Where Are They Now?
A BIG BROTHER FOR ELF! Elf, now Rico, has an older sibling "Dill" that he's already super close with! His humans are rather fond of him, too!
PEAS IN A POD It's hard to tell where one cat ends and the other begins! Kinsey, formerly known as Calvin, snuggles up to his new brother Sigmund.

Jackie Perfetto
With great sadness, we share the news of the passing of a very special volunteer, Jackie Perfetto. She was an incredibly kind, passionate, and endlessly witty woman who gave her time and energy to the animals of Coastal Humane for the last 6 years. Her passing is a great loss to us all.

She was a strong and persistent advocate for those without a voice. We were so lucky to have her support and her friendship. The shelter isn't the same without her.

In honor of Jackie's many years of service and friendship, we are awarding her Volunteer of the Month for January. You'll be in our hearts always, Jackie!
Adopt Me!
He's got his, er, eye on you...
Meet Speck 
Speck came to Coastal Humane Society in July as a local surrender, because he wasn't getting along with the other dogs in his "pack." You might notice he's missing one key facial feature, his right eye. He lost it as a young puppy when a littermate scratched it. He doesn't let that stop him from being playful, adventurous, and lovable! He would be best suited to be an only pet-child at home, without other dogs and no cats. He LOVES to be outside, as he's spent most of his life outdoors and is most comfortable there. This means he could improve his manners inside the house, but we can give you some tips on how to work with him on that.

He's been with us since July, and is a favorite among staff and volunteers. One kind lady has even already paid his adoption fee to help him go home sooner!
Can you give this lovable goof a loving home? 
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, Maine 04538
207 633 9754

Monday – Friday 10a – 4p
Saturday & Sunday 10a – 3p