2018 in Review

It's the end of one year and the beginning of another. We'd like to share this review of 2018 with you. As with every year, there have been ups and downs. Look at what we've accomplished, thanks to the support of our wonderful community: -We adopted out over 470 cats and over 100 dogs. -Every stray dog that came into our facility went home again with their original owner within 24 hours. -We intalled and opened the All-Paws Pet Wash to help you clean your…

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F.A. Peabody Company Supports Maine Animal Shelters

F.A. Peabody Company is holding their 6th annual Christmas Pet Photo Contest from today, December 3, 2018  through Friday, December 21, 2018. This annual event provides funds to shelters all over the state of Maine, including the SPCA of Hancock County! To participate and support your favorite Maine shelter (the SPCA HC is your favorite, of course!), you'll need to Like F. A. Peabody Company's Facebook page, and PM them your entry photo with a message saying which shelter you'd like to support. Full contest details are…

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Adoptable Cat Blueberry by T & Z Pawtraits

Adoptable cat Blueberry posted on our Facebook page, "What do you mean, the people who walked by my cage today all decided not to adopt me? That's awfully silly of them! Don't they know what a nice cat I am? That's humans for you, I guess." It's true, Blueberry, not everyone is ready to adopt when they come to visit the shelter! There are other ways to show support for our adoptable animals, though. T & Z Pawtraits saw Blueberry's plight, and created this pawtrait just…

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Petfinder Sponsor a Pet

You may have heard of Petfinder, one of the most popular online databases for finding an adoptable pet. The SPCA of Hancock County lists our available cats and dogs on Petfinder to help find them homes, but there's another great benefit that Petfinder offers us! They have a program called Sponsor a Pet. Through this program you can sponsor an SPCA HC available animal right from your home.  This is a great way to help the shelter animals even if you aren't ready to adopt right now!…

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Questions From You: What’s the difference between “shelter staff” and “shelter volunteers?”

This article is part of our series, "Questions From You," where you send us questions about the shelter, and we post the answers! Have a question? Send it to us at spcahc.development@gmail.com. “When you say you “work at the SPCA,” do you mean you’re a volunteer? Paid staff? What are the differences between what a volunteer does and what a staff member does?” It takes a whole community to keep the SPCA of Hancock County running. We have both paid staff and volunteers, and both…

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