Adopting Your Next Cat: Things to Consider (Part 2 of 3)

This article is the second in a series of three! See the first post here. The third article is located here. Does it make sense for you to adopt a kitten, or an adult cat? Kittens are adorable... and active. Are all the members of your household ready for a bundle of chaos to join the family? Your current pets may not be so happy about being pounced on at all hours of the day and night. Humans in the household may not be delighted…

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Launching the Go Green Composting Initiative

The SPCA of Hancock County would like to announce our new Go Green Composting Initiative! Anyone who has a dog knows that the facts of life dictate that there’s waste to pick up when you have a dog. Did you know that composting it is one of the best options? Here at the SPCA of Hancock County, we adopt out nearly 100 dogs per year… that means we have a lot of waste to pick up! Not only that, we adopt out over 400 cats…

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Adopting Your Next Cat: The Adoption Process (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first article in a series of three. The next article in the series can be found here.    You’re thinking about adopting a cat from the SPCA of Hancock County, and you want to know how the adoption process works. This article is for you! Our Cat Adoption Questionnaire is a short form that helps us have a structured conversation with you about what you’re looking for in your next feline companion. These are some of the primary questions you’ll want to be…

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The Yellow Dog Project

Have you ever seen a dog with a yellow leash, harness or collar on? How about a dog with a yellow bow tied onto their leash? You might not have seen this before, but you’re more likely to in the future. Why? It’s an effort from the Yellow Dog Project to help people with dogs who need extra space. The yellow leash/harness/ribbon is a signal to others that this dog needs space, and is a polite request that you not approach. There are many reasons a…

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There’s a Cat Hanging Around, What Do I Do?

Oh look, there’s that tabby cat hanging out in the garden again! What should I do? We get questions about cats seen outdoors all the time! Here are some questions to ask yourself when you see a cat outdoors, before you take action. Please be aware that in the state of Maine, if you feed an animal for ten days, that animals is legally yours. That doesn’t mean you can’t get help if you’ve already been feeding a cat, but it does change what specific…

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