Lost, Found and Looking

Hilo and Flower would love to share your turkey this Thanksgiving

Pope Memorial Humane Society
Nov 26, 2019
Photo by: Pope Memorial Humane Society Hilo's mismatched eyes are so soulful that he'll steal anyone's heart.

From the desk of PMHS Shelter Manager, Theresa Gargan,

As the holiday season kicks off, food appears everywhere we go. The tendency to equate food with love can sometimes become a real problem when it involves our four-legged family members. Although Aunt Ethel's fruitcake may be delicious, it isn't the best choice for Fluffy and Fido. If you enjoy including your pets in the festivities, consider making them a special meal; it's quite simple. A treat of white turkey meat, carrots and mashed potatoes (before you have buttered and added salt and pepper) and a tablespoon of pumpkin (either fresh or canned) will make a great, healthy meal. Do not give them garlic, mushrooms, onions, scallions or bones. Keep it plain and simple to avoid upset tummies and midnight potty calls. Check online recipes for natural, healthy treats to share with your pet while you enjoy dessert. Everyone will have happier holidays and have been included in the bounty.

Here are two of our residents who would love to spend their holidays in a home of their own. Flower is a two-year old, medium-haired female kitty. She is grey and white and has big double paws. She came as a stray that had been found after being sprayed by a skunk. She has been so cooperative and patient throughout our efforts at making her smell more like a rose and will be ready for her debut next week.

Hilo is a handsome, three-and-a-half-year old American Bulldog/Terrier/Husky mix. This guy loves to talk and will tell stories all day long. He is a super star in our dog play groups and would love a home with a canine friend. Long walks and a fenced in area to play would make for a perfect life for this pup. He would do best with older children.

Join us this Saturday, Nov. 30 for the annual Festival of Lights Craft Fair at the Rockland Elks Club. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the fair goes until 3 p.m. With over thirty vendors participating, you are sure to find something for everyone on your holiday list.

We have two great events coming up Saturday, Dec. 7 that you will not want to miss. From 4 to 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Camden the Penobscot Bay Ringers will be Ringing in the Season. After, you can join the laughs and get your groove on at the annual Ugly Sweater Contest and Dance at the American Legion Hall in Rockland, thanks to the folks at Southend Grocery. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the auction followed by the judging for the best ugly sweater at 6:30 p.m. and dancing to the live band, Shiny Objects until 11 p.m.

Don't forget, we have Flagship Movie Books for sale at the shelter. They make great Christmas gifts and one size fits all.

Our wish list this week is for everyone to have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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