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.
Our Latest 4 Paw Posts
Francine is a spunky girl with a voracious appetite and a lot to say. We think she’s about 2 or 3 years old. She’s pretty vocal and loves attention, but she’s not too keen on being picked up. She loves being petted on her head though, and she sometimes makes cute little “sigh” noises. She might follow you around meowing for food. We only let her have dry food in small portions to make sure she doesn’t eat too quickly and get sick. We think she’d eat the whole shelter if she could!
Francine wasn’t spayed when she came to us, and it turned out she had pyometra. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus which, if left untreated, can be fatal. She received an immediate antibiotic injection and was scheduled for a spay as soon as possible. Spay surgeries for pyometra usually cost more (an extra $125 or more) and are more invasive than a standard spay surgery because the uterus is enlarged. But Francine got the care she needed and healed well! Now she’s ready to come home with you where she can eat even more snacks!
TEST POST FOR PET of the WEEK Spark is a 4-year-old short-haired tortie just crackling with life. She may only have three legs after losing one to infection years ago, but she makes up for it with extra toes on her other feet. Some of our longtime supporters might recognize this green-eyed beauty, as she was Pet of the Week in 2019. She had a brief stint in a home since then but has come back to the shelter to look for her forever home, after recovering from a UTI. Spark wasn’t the easiest patient for her family, and so they opted to give her a chance to find a home that matched her in patience and determination. Now she’s feeling much better and is ready for love! She is good with kids and humans of all kinds and is particularly great at letting you know when she loves you. This clever girl is full of “tortitude” and loves it when someone will read her signals, which she readily communicates to anyone who is cat-savvy. She does not want to live with other cats or dogs but would gladly keep someone company or would do well with a working family as long as she gets some time for pets and play with the people she loves.