Our pet pick of the week is Lily, an 8-year-old spayed female feline with a beautiful Calico coat. Lily is a stereotypical Calico, sweet when she wants to be, turning on the charm but also has some Calico Catitude to keep life interesting. She enjoys being an indoor/outdoor cat. If you like sweet girls with a dash of sass then Lily may be your match.

For all of our friends on Vinalhaven or those looking for a ferry ride and some fun, head on over to Vinalhaven this weekend, Saturday Aug. 9 for the annual Pet Show to benefit PMHSKC. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and goes until noon. There's plenty to do: silent auction, lawn sale, pet portraits, baked goods and more. We'll be there with an adoptable animal or two, PMHSKC logo apparel, quilt raffle etc. We appreciate the support of this kind and generous community.

Has your pet left a lasting impression on your carpet? Throughout the month of August, pet owners can help the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County by simply having their rugs cleaned. Rite-Way Cleaning of Waldoboro will donate 10 percent of proceeds from each pet stain or pet urine-related rug cleaning order and 5 percent of proceeds from any pet owner’s rug cleaning order to PMHSKC. To schedule a rug cleaning, call Mike Fairfield at 542-4231. Pet owners need only mention the words “Humane Society," and Rite Way will donate the 5 or 10 percent proceeds to PMHSKC.

Save the date: Our Whisker Walk and Family Fun Day is just around the corner on Sept. 13. Back by popular demand is the 5K run, with our without a dog. Visit hskcme.org to learn more and to register for the event. To receive updates like our event Facebook page WhiskerWalkFamilyFunDay. Register now and start helping us save more lives by collecting pledges from friends, families and coworkers. The money raised helps us provide medical food, shelter and medical care to the nearly 1500 animals that come through our doors each year.

Visit us at 17 Buttermilk Lane off Route 1 in Thomaston. We are open daily from 11a.m to 5p.m, closed on Sundays.

Wish list: Laundry detergent, canned cat food, KMR (kitten milk replacement), large garbage bags, Swiffer pads, stamps, Ziploc bags (gallon and quart), 6-inch paper plates.