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 […]

Ever Consider Fostering?

Ahh, spring, when love is in the air and shelters become overrun with kittens. While an unspayed cat can have about three litters of kittens a year (that’s well over a dozen new cats!), it seems shelters are always overrun with pregnant cats and newborn kittens from March to September. That is a long kitten […]

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 […]