Are Pets Family?

Pets are an integral part of our lives, at least for the 57% of the populace that have them. When we stop and look at how they enrich our lives, it is no surprise that so many people claim creatures with fur, feathers and scales as family members. Our ultimate goal is to place cats and dogs in their furever home with a family that loves them, so this is a topic dear to our hearts. We advocate for responsible pet ownership, where the law…

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Bangor Savings Bank: Community Matters More

The Bangor Savings Bank believes in giving back to the communities, and they feel the best way to do that this February is by letting you, the people of the community, decide which nonprofits are most deserving of a grant from them. We think you know where we’re going with this! The homeless cats and dogs of the SPCA of Hancock County would so appreciate that sort of money coming in to maintain their high quality of care and allow us to continue to seek…

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Looking back, looking forward
Jimmy, adopted

Looking back, looking forward

It is the time of year that we reflect on what we accomplished in the 12 months past and our goals for the coming year. In 2019, we saved the lives of more than 700 homeless dogs and cats. We have our generous supporters, volunteers and advocates in the community to thank for that and we are grateful. Last year, the shelter took in 150 more animals than in 2018 and we know there are many more that need help. As a “no-kill” shelter, the…

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Volunteer Orientation and Training – Join In!

Have you ever thought about volunteering at the SPCA? We'd love to have you join our volunteer family! There are so many opportunities -- from helping to clean the shelter, walking dogs, or helping out at the front desk -- just to name a few.   Volunteer Orientation is currently available online or over the phone To arrange for online or over the phone training, please contact Cole at 207-667-8088, or email her at Cole.M@SPCAHancockCounty.org And don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

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Making a Difference

People who come to the shelter, particularly at this time of year, ask how they can help. It is a simple question with a complex answer. There are indeed many ways that people in the community can help homeless animals and we are grateful for their compassion. We are fortunate that people in our community are concerned about homeless animals. The reality is that homeless animals are a community problem and it is a problem that must be solved by the community within the community.…

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