Microchipping: What is it?

All cats and dogs adopted from the SPCA of Hancock County are microchipped before going home. What is microchipping? And how is it helpful to your pet? First, we always point out what a microchip is not. It is not a GPS - it does not tell you where your pet is located. It is also not visible - people who see your pet roaming at large won’t know that they are microchipped just by looking. (Many people print "I am microchipped" on their pet's…

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Adopting Your Next Cat: Welcome Home (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third article in a series of three. The first two are here and here. So you’ve bought a new litter box, and the cutest bed you could find. You’ve got food and water dishes, picked out the best food you can fit in your budget, and maybe even a cat tree. It’s time to pick up your new cat(s) from the SPCA - how can you help them feel safe in their new home? The road to a happy cat starts before you…

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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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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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