Midcoast Humane campuses in Brunswick and Edgecomb — formerly Coastal Humane Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter — will offer half-price adoptions on adult animals one year or older all month long in October to help find homes for high numbers of animals in their facilities, and to create space for animals displaced by Hurricane Florence. The special is called “Fall in Love.”
Midcoast Humane has taken in several animals displaced from Hurricane Florence and will continue to take in more throughout the month of October, space permitting.
So far, the shelter has taken in 20 kittens as part of a hurricane relief effort. The kittens are currently receiving medical care and will be available for adoption sometime during the week of Oct. 8.
Southern shelters in the Carolinas continue to grapple with a surge in homeless animals and are turning to rescue groups in other parts of the United States for relief.
Midcoast Humane is committed to maximizing kennel space to assist other rescue groups in crisis. In addition to the 20 kittens, the organization plans to take in several Hurricane Florence dogs in the coming weeks as well. With an already high number of local stray and surrendered animals from 40 contracted communities, the “Fall In Love” adoption campaign will create much-needed space for animals in need.
“We believe that all animals’ lives are important. We are proud that we can partner with shelters and rescues outside of New England to help give dogs and cats a home in Maine, where adopters and loving families await them,” said Trendy Stanchfield, executive director of Midcoast Humane.
“Overpopulation is a national issue, and we will do whatever we can to help rehome animals from high-population regions of our country. During a natural disaster like Florence, we make ourselves available to help out as much as we can,” said Stanchfield.
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and Midcoast Humane has also teamed up with the ASPCA for the adoption campaign Find Your Fido in the hope that more people will adopt this October.
“Our animals are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. They really are a steal, and they’ll steal your heart,” Stanchfield said. “It’s a great time to save a life!”
Adoptable animals at Midcoast Humane’s Brunswick and Edgecomb campuses can be viewed at midcoasthumane.org. Call 725-5051 (Brunswick) or 882-9677 (Edgecomb) for more information.
Midcoast Humane is one of Maine’s largest animal shelters, caring and finding homes for 3,500 animals every year and assisting thousands more through its programming. It is the contracted animal shelter of 40 towns along Maine’s Midcoast across 1,000 square miles from Falmouth to Washington. The organization maintains a 97 percent live-release rate.