Charlie’s Happy Ending

Charlie’s Happy Ending

Gloria J. Towle

Board Member

Well most of you have probably heard the story of how a beautiful, scared and skinny German Shepherd was found living under the deck of the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club for over a month. No one was missing him!!! Two kind gentlemen took it upon themselves to bring him food and water and tried for weeks without much success to approach him. Patience and persistence paid off and he was eventually caught and brought to the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

After weeks of being in the loving, caring hands of Betsy, Sharon, Crystal and Dez, this young pup was slowly starting to trust again. The beginning of his journey that was shared on Facebook was followed by thousands of animal lovers! Hundreds of families reached out and wanted to adopt this dog…but first he needed his own identity. A Facebook campaign started to find just the right name….there were literally over 700 suggestions, but ultimately “Charlie” was named after the kind gentleman that gained his trust and saved him. The search for a new home and family for Charlie was decided after careful consideration. After a trip to the vet to be neutered, Charlie finally was adopted into a beautiful new family on February 4th. Keith and Maria from Madawaska were the truly lucky ones to be selected to adopt Charlie. Maria, a Physical Therapist Assistant with Valley Home Health Care, is highly involved with dog rescue and her husband was a K9 handler for the US Border Patrol. With their two teenage children Ian and Raleigh, there was plenty of love and attention to go around. Charlie also has two canine siblings to romp and play with, CJ is a 12 year old Golden Retriever and Sophie is a 7 year old Rescue from Afghanistan who was adopted through the Puppy Rescue Mission. He also gets along quite wonderfully with a recently adopted kitten and a 13 year old cat that rounds out his new family. Maria says “Charlie is adapting well and actually spent his first night home sleeping in between my husband and I on our queen sized bed. We are so very happy to welcome Charlie into our home…he will be loved beyond measure”!!!

There truly are no words to express the gratitude we feel to everyone who had a part in making this story, have such a beautiful and happy ending. We are thankful to the men who found Charlie, the shelter employees who went above and beyond to love and care for him and especially the hundreds of concerned and caring people who wanted to open their hearts and home to him! This is without a doubt one of the happiest and most rewarding “happy ending” stories that we have ever had! Welcome Home, Charlie!!!

We have had people asking us what is something easy and needed at the shelter to donate. Aroostook Milling on Parsons Road in Presque Isle has the Crabbe Pellets Brand which is soy, wheat and glue free pellets. They can be mixed with the regular non scoop able litter and it eliminates much of the dust and mess with just plain litter. Being nontoxic and so much lighter in weight, our expense for waste removal is considerably less. Just mention the shelter and they will gladly show you which product to purchase.

If you are looking for a special four legged family member, please stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society at 26 Cross Street in Presque Isle. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch 12-12:30. You can also check us out on Facebook. Please be responsible, spay or neuter your pets!

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Long Time Supporter, Helen Palmer, Passes Away

Long Time Supporter Passes Away

Gloria J. Towle, Board Member

For anyone that has ever brought their pet to the Central Aroostook Humane Society for “Photos with Santa Paws”, you knew Helen Palmer. Helen was always there with her camera taking numerous photos of each beloved pet while her late husband Tony was “Santa” posing each pet on his lap, no matter what the size. Helen was a generous soul, always donating all of the many canisters of film and developing them. She loved her constant companion “Charlie”, a beautiful collie that never left her side…..he even went to church with Helen every Sunday and was always front row center for the popular service at the Episcopal Churches, The Blessing of the Animals. We will miss this special lady and will be always grateful for the support and kindness she and Tony gave over the many years to all the shelter pets and employees of the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

It seems like the past few weeks we have seen everything from wind, hail, downpours, many thunderstorms and even a tornado touched down in the Woodland and Perham area. Even though here in Aroostook County we have experienced a beautiful summer, we have also seen many warnings come through for severe storms.

Please be mindful of the weather alerts that are sent, warning of severe storms in the areas. Thunderstorms can strike fear in the heart of even the most normally laidback dog or cat. And what many pet parents don’t know is that it’s not just the loud clap of thunder that generates a fear response in phobic pets. Lightning, wind, rain, dark skies, changes in barometric pressure, and even odors can trigger a panicked reaction in susceptible dogs and cats.

Create a Safe Place Where Your Pet Can Go to Avoid the Storm; if your companion is a cat, observe where she goes to “hide out” when she feels the need, and if possible, turn the area into a cozy little safe spot for her. For example, if she heads for a corner of your bedroom closet, considering placing a cat bed on one of those plastic storage tubs most of us have. This will turn her closet hideout into a warm, slightly elevated safe spot.

For dogs, your basement may be just the ticket, or alternatively, a room with sound-proofing wallboard and heavy window coverings. Your dog’s safe place should ideally have small covered windows or no windows so he can’t see the storm. In the space you set aside, add a solid-sided crate, and leave the door open. The crate should contain food, water, treats, and toys. When you know a storm is approaching, turn on the lights in the room so lightning flashes will be less obvious.

Stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross Street, in Presque Isle. Our hours are from 10:00 to 4:00 Tuesday through Saturday, closing 12 to 12:30 for lunch. You can also check us out at petfinders.com or on Facebook. Please be responsible, spay/neuter your pets!!!

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Summer Tips & Fun for Dogs

Summer Tips & Fun for Dogs

by Carolyn Cheney, Board of Directors

It’s that time of year when we want to be outside to enjoy sunny warm weather and do activities like swimming, boating, going to baseball games, picnics and many more summer events. Of course, our four legged family members want to join in so it is important to keep in mind their safety and health. Never leave a dog in a warm car is probably the most important thing for us to remember even if we are going to be in a store for just a few minutes. A car that has closed windows on a warm day can turn deadly in a very short time. It is very important to check a dog for tick and bug bites. Also, we get thirsty in hot weather so do our dogs, so always keep the dogs hydrated. I add ice cubes to my dog’s water, and he has a great time chasing them in his bowl while drinking. Personally, I do not like to see dogs at crowded hot events. I feel they are much better off at home where it is cooler.

Dogs can suffer from sunstroke so please watch your four legged pal closely. Try to keep him out of the sun. Dogs cool themselves by panting, but if it is extremely hot the dog cannot keep up. Many dogs love to swim, but don’t leave them unattended because there are dogs that can’t swim. Be careful when walking your dog and try to stay away from blacktop as it can become very hot and the dog’s pads can become very painful.

Now that I have discussed some preventive health measures for dogs during hot weather, I would like to suggest some fun things for the pet owner and his dog. Walk your dog either early morning or later in the evening to protect him from the sun and heat. Play fetch, Frisbee or throw him a ball, but don’t overdo it for him. Some dogs just don’t know when to stop. Go swimming with you dog in a lake if he likes water. I had a dog once who loved to swim but unfortunately she liked to chase the ducks in the lake. We were finally able to get her to shore, but on her next swimming venture she had a long lead attached to her collar. Kiddie pools work for some dogs. My dog likes to haul the garden hose around, and he gets very protective of it. We have it turned on full blast, and of course he tries to drink the water. Anyone who walks by my house may get a shower when Henry is with his hose.

Most importantly enjoy your dog or dogs in the beautiful summer, and just heed a few health tips. Please visit us at the Central Aroostook Humane Society. We have many beautiful residents (dogs and cats) who would like to have a great summer in a forever home. Our hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch 12 – 12:30. . Check us out at petfinders.com and Facebook. Please remember to be responsible, spay and neuter your pets!!!

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Paws for the Cause Walk – A Dog Gone Good Time.

Paws for the Cause Walk – A Dog Gone Good Time…

By Allen Salo, Board Member (6/8/2016)

On June 4th the Central Aroostook Humane Society held our Annual Paws for the Cause fundraiser! This event brings pet owners and their pets from all over the County and beyond to enjoy a two mile walk, some tasty snacks and the great camaraderie with other four-legged fans. Many dogs that show up are pets that started their journey at the Central Aroostook Humane Society and come back every year with their families to support the shelter. Although clouds threatened, rain held off until after the event. Pledge sheets were made available well in advance of the event, as well as the day of the Walk. This year over 50 walkers with dogs of every size, color, age and shape covered the course with various “awards” being given out the end based on category. Walkers from as far as Hermon and Hamlin made their way to the event. Additionally, Gayla Shaw raised the most money in pledges this year totaling $265. Total proceeds were $1,594 for the event which is AWESOME and will help out greatly with the everyday care of the animals. A number of businesses and individuals donated food and drink items for the event including Ashley Jackson of “Maddy Cakes” who provided wonderfully decorated animal themed cupcakes and even a chocolate Dachshund! Fruits and healthy snacks were also provided by the Shelter Board Members. Historically, this fundraiser was always our largest fundraiser of the year, although in recent years our “Toast to the Animals” has typically exceeded this amount. Our Wine & Beer Tasting has become such a popular event that we all look forward to raising awareness and much needed funds for the animals. The toast will be held in November, so stay tuned for announcements of the exact date. We were so pleased to have WAGM’s Joey Prechtl arrive to interview Board President Chris Robinson and to cover the different aspects of the event. Unbelievably, the shelter has been doing the Paws for the Cause Walk for close to 20 years! We can’t express enough how grateful we are to have the continued support of not only the generous folks, but all the wonderful four-legged fans of the Central Aroostook Humane Society!

All in all, it was a dog-gone good time! Thanks so much for all the support.

Feel free to check out all the great Walk photos on our Facebook page.

The Central Aroostook Humane Society is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch from 12 to 12:30. You can also see what pets are available for adoption at Petfinders.com and Facebook. We have cats, kittens and dogs just waiting for their “Forever Home”! Please be responsible, spay and neuter your pets!

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Annual Paws for the Cause Walk Coming Up

Annual Paws for the Cause Walk Coming Up

Carolyn L. Cheney, Board of Directors

Just a quick reminder that our Annual Paws for the Cause Walk will be June 4th at 10:00! You can print a pledge sheet right from our Facebook page and come out for some great fun!!! Rain or shine…hope to see you there!!!

The Board of Directors of the Central Aroostook Humane Society is a wonderful team that works very hard to provide for the daily care of their animals. It seems that it is always an on-going struggle for us to make ends meet. Some of the sources of our income are: small state reimbursement for dogs, financial support from the various towns with which we contract, annual fundraisers and the generous donations from the general public. We are so thankful for the wonderful people, civic groups, and businesses who help support us. A very special thank you to the children, who in lieu of receiving gifts, ask their party guests, to bring needed shelter items to the birthday party. These children are learning some very valuable lessons at a very young age, and we are so appreciative of them. We are proud of the children and applaud their parents for encouraging them to give at an early age.

Every year we do our budget and hope we can keep out expenses within the budget; however, like everyone else, generally something which is beyond our control happens and the money situation becomes extremely difficult. The utility costs and medical costs for the animals are two areas which are very difficult for us to control. There is a misconception among some that volunteers manage our shelter. Thankfully, we have some wonderful volunteers who provide a great deal of help and work at socializing the animals. However, it is necessary that we have a paid staff. We have three full-time employees and one part-time employee who manage the shelter. These folks are professional and well trained, and most importantly they have an outstanding attitude and understanding of animal welfare. These four employees do wonderful work, and sometimes the circumstances under which they work are very sad and disturbing. We salute our employees, and if our finances allowed we would like to be able to do more for our employees. Again, regarding our financial situation, our budget must cover wages and the limited benefits we are able to give them. In addition to employee wages, we have the usual expenses that other businesses have including, utilities, medical care for the animals, insurances, office supplies, pet food, and kitty litter which is a huge expense.

How can you help us keep our financial situation in the black? If you wish to donate supplies, cleaning products, cat food, and non-clumping kitty litter is most welcome.

There are numerous ways to donate financially, and I will list a few: (1) general donation, (2) in honor of someone, (3) in memory of a friend or relative, (4) in honor of someone’s birthday. A cage sponsorship is a wonderful way to donate and it can be ongoing. To do a cage sponsorship, you give $10.00 a month, and it can be paid monthly, quarterly or annually. A plaque is affixed to either a cat or dog cage (you specify). The plaque will have your name on it if you wish or it can be in honor of someone or in memory of someone (a person or an animal). Planned giving is a wonderful means to helping an organization. Naming the Central Aroostook Humane Society as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), retirement plan, or adding the Central Aroostook Humane Society to your will would ensure on-going support to the Shelter in years to come. If interested in planned giving and you want further information, call the shelter at 764-3441, and they will put you in touch with a board member.

Thank you again to all who donate to us. Please know financial donations are used very wisely and for items we need to maintain the shelter and for necessary supplies for our four legged friends. Please visit us at the shelter at 26 Cross Street, Presque Isle Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 4:00 with the shelter closed 12:00 -12:30 for lunch. We know you will find a friend for life there which is really the most important way you can help the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

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Interview with the Dog

Interview with the Dog

Gloria J. Towle

Board Member

We would like to thank all those who stopped by our booth at the Home & Small Business Trade Show at the Forum recently. Even though the weather was beautiful and many were home raking their yards, we still had many folks who stopped by to chat, purchase merchandise, buy one of our new t-shirt designs, pick up doggie treats and we especially sold lots of “Human Treats” as well. Our Bake Sale was a huge success thanks to the many board members and friends who took the time to create some wonderful treats. We have a beautiful Quilt that was made and donated by Jeannie Wilcox. We will be selling raffle tickets during our future fundraisers and you can also purchase tickets at the Shelter for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Our next event is our popular Paws for the Cause Walk. Mark the date on your calendars for June 4th at 10:00. We will have the Pledge Forms that can be printed from our Facebook page….so be sure to start collecting pledges early and get all your friends involved as well. All proceeds go to benefit the shelter animals!

We asked a dog to pull aside the shroud of secrecy and be interviewed. He asked that his name not be used, but for the good of all dogs he agreed to share these ten insights with humans.

  1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you adopt me.
  2. Give me some time to understand what you want from me.
  3. Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being.
  4. Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t isolate me as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.
  5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words – I understand your voice.
  6. Be aware that however you treat me; I will not be able to forget it.
  7. Remember before you hit me that I have powerful teeth, but I choose not to use them.
  8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food or I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting older and weaker.
  9. Take care of me when I get old. You’ll be old one day.
  10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I can’t watch-it’s too painful. Everything is easier when you are with me.

And through it all: Remember that I love you!

Stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society and check out what animals are up for adoption. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch 12 to 12:30. You can always check us out on petfinders.com and Facebook! Please be responsible, spay and neuter your pets.

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Common Sense for Winter Pet Care

Common Sense for Winter Pet Care

Gloria Towle – Board Member

One thing that I am grateful for is the wonderfully mild winter we have been having! I’m sad for the lack of snow for those that enjoy sledding and skiing, but when the temperatures are a brutal 10 and 20 below zero, all I can think about are the animals (and yes “humans”) that have to endure being out in the cold. Please be the voice of those pets that are left out in the harsh elements and neglected…..a simple phone call to your towns Animal Control Officer to alert them of any situations that may need to be checked out. Remember to always provide adequate shelter. The cold weather is often accompanied by strong winds, so it is vitally important that a dog kennel provides adequate shelter. A well-insulated dog house should be sturdy, dry, and draft-free. The flooring should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The shelter should be large enough for your pet to turn around, but small enough to retain your pets body heat. Shield the doorway with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

Even with their fur coats, dogs are vulnerable to frostbite. Severe tissue damage will occur with prolonged exposure to the cold and happens most commonly in the extremities such as the ear tips, paws, or tail. The most danger occurs when the temperature or wind chill are near or below 0°F.

With all the rain and ice that we have had this winter, please watch out for your dog’s pads and feet. According to the ASPCA, some of the rock salt used as an ice melter can be irritating to your dog’s feet. Other dangers, such as puddles of the extremely dangerous toxin, antifreeze, can also end up on your dog’s feet and fur. Wipe your pet’s feet an underside off with a warm and wet towel after he comes back inside from the snow. Ice balls can accumulate on the fur of the feet and can become painful. The snow can also mask dangers such as sharp ice or metal. Lacerations of the feet and pads are more common in the winter months and should prompt a veterinary visit.

Hypothermia is also a danger and occurs when a dog’s core body temperature drops below the normal range. Numerous factors determine the temperature at which your pet is at risk of hypothermia. Temperatures below freezing are the most dangerous. Having a wet coat will also increase the risk. Some dogs can even develop hypothermia at temperatures above freezing if they are small breeds, have little fur, or are outdoors for a prolonged amount of time. Hypothermia is life-threatening if unrecognized and untreated. Signs of hypothermia can include: Shivering or trembling, lethargy, muscle stiffness or stumbling and loss of coordination, pale or gray gums, fixed and dilated pupils, low heart rate and respiratory rate & collapse or coma.

First aid can be provided if you are concerned that your dog is suffering from hypothermia. Gradual rewarming with a blanket or hot water bottles is safest. Seek veterinary care if you believe that your dog is suffering from severe hypothermia, or if your pet is showing symptoms other than shivering or mild lethargy.

Please stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society or check us out on Facebook or petfinders.com. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch 12-12:30. Please be responsible, spay and neuter your pets!

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

By Gail Wieder – Board Member

Have you ever rescued a dog? To me, this is the best dog to have. They need a home and have so much love to give. I have rescued several dogs over the years and every one of them has been a great addition to our family. I prefer an older dog, they are usually potty trained, less active and looking for a comfy couch to lie on.

You don’t have to adopt or rescue dogs to help them. Sometimes our lives and schedules don’t allow for dog ownership or individual rescue efforts. But there are many other ways you can contribute to the well-being of dog kind.

Spread the word about responsible dog ownership. Friendly conversation can be an effective way of improving attitudes towards dogs and the serious problems they face. Preach what you practice, hearing trusted friends or relatives talk about their own experiences with dog rescue can really change ways of thinking. It might not happen overnight, but remember that you can gently plant seeds in other people’s hearts and minds.

One of the best things you can do for dogs right now is to encourage others to spay and neuter their dogs. There are so many unwanted pets in the world, we need to educate everyone. Spay and neutering does not change dog’s basic temperaments. They might become less combative with other dogs, but if they were protective before, they will remain protective. Did you know that having litters of puppies to care for, can be far more expensive than spaying a female dog, and that the health risks to unaltered male and female dogs can add up to a whopping vet bill.

Volunteer, brighten a dogs day, volunteer work offers many benefits, and for dog lovers it has the added attraction of putting us in the company of canines. We make new friends of both the four-pawed and two-footed varieties, learn new skills. Sign up at an animal shelter to pet and play with dogs waiting for adoption. Your attention and TLC can reduce their fear and insecurity and help them stay healthy and perky, making them more adoptable. You can also train with a rescue group to speak in schools about spay and neutering and dog care. Join a pet therapy program to take your dog into hospitals or nursing homes. This is some of the most gratifying volunteer work you will ever do.

Central Aroostook Humane Society welcomes anyone who would like to volunteer their time; you can socialize the dogs and cats waiting for their forever home. Take a dog for a walk, it benefits both of you. Stop by our shelter and volunteer, you will be happy you did. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm., closed for lunch 12 to 12:30pm. You can also check us out on Facebook and petfinders.com.

Please be responsible pet owners, spay and neuter your pets.

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World Spay Day Coloring Contest

World Spay Day Coloring Contest

Gloria Towle – Board Member

In honor of World Spay Day which is February 23rd, we have a fun challenge for the kids. A Coloring Contest is taking place right now and all entries must be dropped off or mailed to the shelter at 26 Cross St. Presque Isle by February 26th. The coloring forms can be picked up Central Aroostook Humane Society, Tractor Supply (PI), Bread of Life, Dead River, Presque Isle Save A Lot, Caribou Public Library, Critter Hill Kennel, Clippity Do Dog and the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Children’s Section. And also can be downloaded from our shelter Facebook page and website at centralaroostookhumanesociety.org. One winner will be chosen from ages 0 – 7 and ages 8 + to win a very special activity prize package. So kids get coloring and join in the fun!

Created as a Spay Day USA by the Doris Day Animal League in 1995, World Spay Day takes place each year on the last Tuesday of February. World Spay Day is the first and only international day of action to promote the spaying or neutering of pets, community cats and street dogs to save animals’ lives. On World Spay Day and throughout the month of February—Spay/Neuter Awareness Month—veterinary and animal welfare professionals, business owners and concerned individuals join forces to shine a spotlight on spay/neuter as the most effective and humane means of decreasing the number of homeless animals put down in shelters or living on the street.

Spay Day was created to educate the world that the only permanent and 100% effective method of birth control for cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets is to spay and neuter our pets. While most pet owners who do not spay or neuter their pets have good intentions and think that their animals will not contribute to the growing pet population, it is likely that at some point pet owners will be faced with this problem.

Pets that have been altered live happier, healthier, longer lives. Males that have been neutered fight less, roam less, and are less territorial. Females that have been spayed are at a reduced risk of getting reproductive cancers. They do not go in and out of heat or give birth to unwanted litters. Pets that have been altered are more attentive to their human families. Nationwide, 87% of cats and dogs kept as pets in the U.S. are spayed or neutered. Here at the Central Aroostook Humane Society we have seen our intake of cats continue to drop each year, and we can only attribute that to the success of having as many of our pets already altered before they are adopted.

While the problem of pet overpopulation will likely never completely go away, you can do your part by having your pet spayed or neutered and by supporting your local animal shelter.

Stop by and visit our available pets at 26 Cross Street, Presque Isle. Our hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch 12:00 to 12:30. You can also check us out on Facebook and petfinders.com. The Central Aroostook Humane Society encourages all pet owners to be responsible by having their pets spayed or neutered.

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Thank You

Thank You

Carolyn L. Cheney – Board of Directors

The purpose of this article is to thank all who assist us in keeping the Central Aroostook Humane Society shelter going and taking the best care of the animals for which we are entrusted. Although we do receive funds from towns and townships that contract with us, it is never enough therefore the donations play a big part in our budget. Although we can never budget exactly the amount of donations that will come in we are always very thankful for each and every one of them.

There are not sufficient words to say thanks to all the individuals, service groups, businesses and school groups who help us with monetary donations and donations of goods (animal food, cleaning supplies, and animal treats. The past holiday season the monetary donations were so appreciated as were the donations of supplies. The week before Christmas our lobby was overflowing with cat and dog food, toys and treats. Donations are welcome year round, but this time of year with heating costs, medical care and all other expenses the donations are really appreciated. We try to thank everyone individually for his/her donation, but if we miss anyone, please accept my apology.

Children’s donations have increased greatly in the last few years. They love to bring cat and dog food and especially treats and toys to the animals. Also, many children lately have decided not to receive toys, etc. at their birthday parties, but have asked their guests to bring donations for the animals. I have a lot of admiration for these kids to be thinking of the animals and giving up their presents. Our shelter staff often hosts school groups to educate them about animals, and perhaps that is making the children more aware of the needs of the shelter animals and their own animals.

Other ways of giving include giving a donation in honor of someone’s birthday. A number of folks do this. Many of our donations come in the form of memorials. When someone passes away, especially if the person was an animal lover, there is no better way to honor that person. We always let the family know of the people who donate. A number of folks make donations in memory of a beloved pet. We have one person who adopted an animal from us a number of years ago. The pet has since passed away, but since the pet’s adoption we have received a donation from them in honor and now in memory of the beloved pet.

Again, we are truly grateful to those who contribute; this in turn enables us at the shelter to care for every animal that comes through our door. Donations are welcome year round, and monetary donations can be sent to 26 Cross Street, Presque Isle, Me. 04769. Shelter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch 12:00 to 12:30. Keep your pets safe and inside when the weather is bitter cold! Just a friendly reminder, please have your four legged critters spayed/neutered.

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