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Talbot Humane

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve all the residents of Talbot County, Maryland.

About Our Shelter:

Talbot Humane has been helping animals in Talbot County, Maryland, since 1932. For 80 years our goals have been:

To rescue animals from neglect;
To place companion animals into loving homes;
To reunite lost pets with their owners; and
To reduce pet overpopulation through aggressive spay and neuter programs.

Talbot Humane’s compassionate staff and dedicated volunteers are making a difference every day by offering crucial services to our community. Our adoption program is highly successful, placing animals not only in new loving homes but by working with other organizations. Whether we are receiving animals from other humane organizations in need of help or a 501.c.3 rescue group is accepting one of our special need residents into their care, we continue toward our mission of placing every treatable, adoptable pet coming through our doors into a forever home.

We continue to provide low cost spay/neuter surgeries to county residents. Our Pet Pantry provides more than 2,500 pounds of pet food annually to residents in need. Our educational programs offer information on a wide variety of animal care topics.

Talbot Humane’s contract to provide animal control services to Talbot County funds only a portion of our operating budget. As a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization, we rely heavily on the support of our county residents and other friends for our year‐round fundraising efforts.

Our facility at 7894 Ocean Gateway in Easton has expanded over the years to keep up with the needs of a growing animal population in the community. Caring for an average of 1,250 animals each year requires a significant commitment of funds for services and a small staff, even with the outstanding dedication of more than 200 volunteers.

Those volunteers and staff bring a wide variety of interests, talents, and skills to our efforts. What they all share is extraordinary compassion and commitment to the welfare of the homeless animals in Talbot Humane’s care.

Come Meet our Pets:

Talbot Humane, located at 7284 Ocean Gateway in Easton, Maryland, has animal visiting hours from 11 am to 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; from 11 am to 7 pm on Thursdays; and from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. We also have pets for adoption at our local PetSmart store. In addition, we are involved in the ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Adoption Event which begins this weekend (August 2-5, 2012). All our cats are available for only $10 since we have over 200 cats in our care.

Our Adoption Process:

Fees for animals are: $90, adult dog; $125, puppy; $75, kitten; $50, adult cat; and $25, senior cat. We require that applicant has permission to have an animal where they live, all current animals are up to date on vaccines, no violence on criminal record, and no animal cruelty or surrender of pets in the last year. We also require that all dogs are indoor companions only and do recommend that cats are kept inside as well, but we do have indoor/outdoor kitties available.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.