Be a superhero: Adopt a shelter pet
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? You can be. Be a hero by adopting a shelter pet. Its never been easier to save a life. Now, through the end of the month, we are offering a super deal on all cats, aged 1 year and older. Adopt an adult cat for only a $15 adoption fee. Help us fight pet homelessness — adopt, foster, donate or volunteer.
Many of the more than 1,200 animals we get in the shelter each year are brought to us as strays from the 20 towns we serve. Others are relinquished by residents who can no longer keep their animals for a variety of reasons: an unexpected move, allergies, a death in the family, a loss of a job, an illness, etc. And when there is a need and we have room in our kennels, we will help our fellow Maine shelters and relieve their overflow by taking some of their dogs. Boo, our pet pick of the week, is one of three dogs who just arrived from a neighboring Maine shelter.
Boo is a darling 4-year-old poodle, Pekingese mix. In his previous home he lived with kids and cats. Boo also gets along with most dogs. He already knows some basic obedience commands, is house-trained and is good on a leash. This little dog is a real people pleaser and he loves getting attention.
Have you entered our “Pets Make A Difference” raffle yet to win awesome prizes? It's easy. Entering is free and open to all. Tell us why your pet is special to you along with a photograph of the two of you. Entry forms are available at the shelter and at various local business and at our website hskcme.org. Winners will receive one of three fabulous prizes: a $500 gift card from Maritime Energy, a one-year family membership from Penobscot Bay YMCA, or a romantic overnight stay for two at Point Lookout Resort. All entries must be in by Oct. 31. We can't wait to hear your stories.
Wish list: large black garbage bags, paper towels, canned cat food, laundry detergent, bleach, dog/cat treats.