Save Our Shelter Bottle Drive
Kittens on CLYNK bags

Save Our Shelter Bottle Drive

Save Our Shelter Bottle Drive Saturday, June 27,  9am - 12pm Drop your refundables off at these locations and learn from our volunteers about how participating in our CLYNK program saves animals' lives: Franklin Veterans Club at 4 Cards Crossing, Franklin The Surry Store at 1305 Surry Rd, Surry SPCA of Hancock County at 141 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton Otter Cove Lane on Route 15 in Sedgwick (just south of Strong Brewery) Additional information: There will be two volunteers at each station, wearing masks and…

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Is It Fair to Keep Cats Inside?

Years ago, nearly every cat was an outdoors-cat. Having indoors-only cats is a relatively new thing. Many people now feel that pets are like family, so some reason of course they stay inside where it is safe. But others wonder about the wild origins of their cats and think, “Is it even fair to the cats? Why should I keep them indoors?” Let’s consider a few facts about what sort of life expectancy and quality of life outdoor cats can anticipate versus indoor cats. Outdoor…

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Chip-Chip-Hooray!

Have you ever wondered why animal care experts like veterinarians and shelters stress the importance of microchipping your pets? Sure, most of us love chips, but not those kind. Is it really so important that it was necessary to make May National Chip Your Pet Month? You may have legitimate questions about the process, like does it hurt my pet? Are there any risks involved? What does a microchip even do? Because we offer public microchip services (yes, you can make an appointment to get…

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Mainers helping Mainers
Look at all these community-minded young artists! Simon says, "Thank MEW for the beautiful art!"

Mainers helping Mainers

As COVID-19 and coronavirus become household words, no one seems to escape the impact of this global pandemic, and yet our shelter continues to go on thanks to the efforts of our wonderful staff, volunteers, and community. In March, even as social distancing became more strict, we still saved over 40 animals, and we had a record-breaking month of volunteer hours donated to the cause. That is thanks to you, our neighbors and friends. When we saw that we would need to move more of…

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SPCA operates under COVID 19 restrictions

The Hancock County SPCA has a new way of operating while we comply with COVID 19 restrictions. Visits to the Shelter: The shelter is currently closed to the public. Rest assured that our staff continues to care for animals in our care. Adoptions:  Adoptions are still happening! Please fill out the cat adoption application or the dog adoption application and send it to us as an email attachment or in the mail.  Volunteers:  Yes, we are still in need of volunteers who can help us with…

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