The Truth About Stainless Steel

Let’s Face It, We Love Stainless Steel We’ve been making a conscious effort to move toward stainless steel products instead of plastic here at the SPCA, and with the goal of the Happy Cat Auction being to raise enough money to finish replacing our litter pans and scoops with stainless steel, now seems like a […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]