Founded in 1911, the SPCA of Hancock County, Maine, is a life-saving organization committed to providing shelter and care for abandoned, stray and surrendered animals. Since opening the doors of our expanded facility in Trenton in October 2010, our organization has found homes for thousands of dogs and cats.
We are also focused on community outreach and education on proper and humane animal care.

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Howl-O-Run is Coming!

Come support the animals of Hancock County by taking part in our Fifth Annual Howl-O-Run 5k Run / Walk! The event will be held at beautiful Marlboro Beach in Lamoine, Maine on Sunday, October 22nd at 11:00 am.

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Responsibility Saves Lives

Endless benefits come with owning a pet, especially for children! In fact, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry states that pet ownership positively affects children’s physical, mental, and social-emotional health. Of course, the benefits can only shine through when responsible pet ownership is a top priority. While talking about the wonderful parts of having a fuzzy friend is more fun, it’s important to discuss the consequences of ignoring prevention, recommendations, and warning signs.

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Happy Tails!!

Some of the many stories of pets who have found their forever homes

Gadget & Gus

Today’s Happy Tails is brought to you by Gadget and Gus! Their new family says they are inseparable and Gadget and can’t get enough of each other!

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Vex

Just as we shelter folks were pondering how in the world sweet Vex hadn’t been adopted yet, it happened! Vex found her furever home and her new owner found an amazing companion. We were beyond happy to read this endearing update from Vex’s new home.

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Pax

We received a wonderful message from Pax’s new furever home that put big ole’ smiles on our faces!

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Cody

Cody is a sweet older boy (16 years old!) in need of a quiet and calm home.

We don’t usually see much of him during the day. He prefers to hide in a dark, cozy spot in his cage. We know he comes out at night to explore and have a snack, though!

Cody is just in shock. He was in his last home for most (if not all) of his life, and he suddenly found himself here at the shelter. We’ve given him some time to come out of his shell, but at this point, he may only truly relax once he’s in a real home environment. He doesn’t mind being held, but he gets a bit anxious in a new room with lots of space. Fair enough, Cody! Wide open spaces can be scary. Sometimes you just want to curl up under a blanket on the couch, and Cody prefers to do this every day.

If this gentle older boy is your speed (or lack thereof!), send in an application for Cody. Senior cats like Cody have discounted adoption fees because they’re often overlooked for kittens or younger cats. But Cody needs a cozy home for his golden years, too!

Thank you to our community partners!

Stanley Subaru
The Maine Community Foundation
Red Empress Foundation
Robert & Carol Calder
Charles Butt
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Tuesday, July 18th
5:30 pm

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