Our pet pick of the week is Sorry, a beautiful female gray cat. Sorry? How did she get the name Sorry, you might ask? Well, Sorry was left in a box and anonymously dropped off at the home of one of our foster families with a note that said, “sorry I can’t take care of her”. We understand that times are tough and situations change, forcing people to make difficult decisions about their pets. We encourage people who find themselves in this situation to bring their pet to a shelter rather than leaving it with a stranger and hoping for the best. This last act of kindness will enable us to find an appropriate adoptive family much sooner. After spending some time with Sorry we know she is a very affectionate cat who enjoys attention, so much so she seeks it out. She gets along with other cats and seems to be fine around dogs. If you are looking for a lap cat, Sorry will fit that bill. Sorry doesn’t mind what you call her she just wants someone to say “Sorry, she’s mine!”

During the month of November, you can adopt Sorry or any adult cat for 50 percent off the regular adoption fee. That’s just $25. And, in keeping with a holiday tradition of sorts, we will be offering our own Black Friday Special. Every Friday in November, the adoption fee for any black or black and white cat will be waived. All adoption policies apply. As always, every cat will be spayed/neutered, given age appropriate shots, tested, de-wormed, flea treated and receive a free first vet exam.

It’s costly to feed the multitudes at the shelter so we are very pleased to announce that our friends at Rockland Hannaford are offering, for the third year in a row, a Holiday Pet Package full of items from our wish list. For under $10 you can put food in the bowls of our animals and other necessities to help us help the animals. We appreciate your support.

Don’t forget, this Saturday, Nov. 13 we will be sponsoring a low cost rabies clinic at the Warren Fire Department on Western Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Craig Underhill from Warren Animal Hospital will be in attendance. The cost is only $10, cash only. Please bring your cats in a proper pet carrier and your dogs on a leash and last record of rabies shot if applicable.

Save the date and make plans to join us on Friday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. for “3 Dog Night” at the 3 Dogs Café in Rockport. Thanks to the generosity of café owners Steve Watts and Keith Stone, along with Machias Savings Bank, it will be a night of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and festivities to benefit the homeless animals at the Humane Society of Knox County. Join us in celebrating the holiday season and supporting the homeless animals in our community. Tickets are $20 per person and will be available for purchase at the shelter facility, 3 Dogs Café, and Machias Savings Bank by Wednesday, Nov. 17th. One-hundred percent of the ticket sales will go directly to help the animals.

Stop by the Thomaston Town Office and purchase a raffle ticket for the Christmas Village, donated by Judy Feyler, being displayed in their window. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5, all proceeds to benefit the shelter. The raffle will be drawn on Nov. 30, just in time to decorate for the holidays.

Thank you to Loyal Biscuit, Holly Vanorse of Ados Photography, Santa and his helpers, aka Neal and Royan Bartley and Nancie Burton and all the people who participated in our Pet Portraits with Santa event.

Wish List: laundry detergent, Ziploc bags (1 quart and 1 gallon), Garbage bags, clay cat litter (non-clumping), raw hide bones/chews, cat and dog collars, canned dog/cat food. We are located at 17 Buttermilk Lane off Route 1 in Thomaston. Contact us at 594-2200. P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. We’re open every day from 11 a.m to 5 p.m, closed Sundays.