Founded in 1911, the SPCA of Hancock County, Maine, is a life-saving organization committed to providing shelter and care for abandoned, stray and surrendered animals. Since opening the doors of our expanded facility in Trenton in October 2010, our organization has found homes for thousands of dogs and cats.
We are also focused on community outreach and education on proper and humane animal care.

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Our Latest 4 Paw Post

The 3-3-3 Rule for Adopting

2023 was a wonderful year for adoptions, with hundreds of animals finding homes and starting new lives full of love and companionship! As a new year begins with new pets seeking homes, we want to share the 3-3-3 Rule for adopting pets. Before explaining further, we would like to emphasize that this is a general guideline, as there, unfortunately, isn’t a magical timeline for when all pets will acclimate to their new homes.

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Happy Tails!!

Some of the many stories of pets who have found their forever homes

Chips

This Happy Tails brings so much laughter, light, and happiness and we love seeing Chips being herself and being SO loved for it! Please let this serve as a reminder that sometimes the “purrfect” companion is hiding behind a tough exterior – they simply need you to give them a chance. 💙

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Amos/Scooby!

We had previously shared that Scooby was our current longest-cat resident at the SPCA-HC, having been here since April. We were hoping he may get an adoption application from the post, but we were hesitant to get too hopeful, as Scooby had some health needs that tend to scare people away, including being FIV+ and needing a special diet for diabetic remission.

Anyway, we posted Scooby’s lengthy stay status and asked the community to share his story in hopes that he would find a furever home, and boy, did you all deliver! His story was shared far and wide… and then, we received a message.

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Lily

For me, it was not only rewarding to see a wonderful dog find a new home but even better, I get to see Lily at work several times a week. She is a wonderful dog who has fit into both her new families both at home and at work. Every now and then when no one is looking, Lily  gives me a wink, letting me know that she remembers our first meeting at the SPCA and thanking me for the wonderful family I helped connect her with..

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Cody

Cody is a sweet older boy (16 years old!) in need of a quiet and calm home.

We don’t usually see much of him during the day. He prefers to hide in a dark, cozy spot in his cage. We know he comes out at night to explore and have a snack, though!

Cody is just in shock. He was in his last home for most (if not all) of his life, and he suddenly found himself here at the shelter. We’ve given him some time to come out of his shell, but at this point, he may only truly relax once he’s in a real home environment. He doesn’t mind being held, but he gets a bit anxious in a new room with lots of space. Fair enough, Cody! Wide open spaces can be scary. Sometimes you just want to curl up under a blanket on the couch, and Cody prefers to do this every day.

If this gentle older boy is your speed (or lack thereof!), send in an application for Cody. Senior cats like Cody have discounted adoption fees because they’re often overlooked for kittens or younger cats. But Cody needs a cozy home for his golden years, too!

Thank you to our community partners!

Stanley Subaru
The Maine Community Foundation
Red Empress Foundation
Robert & Carol Calder
Charles Butt
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