Coastal Humane Society Appeal

October 1, 2008 at 8:46 am 1 comment

Coastal Humane Society has had an extremely difficult month.  After alerting the state that they had found 3 cases of a fungal infection, ringworm (not a parasite, though it sounds like one), they were quarantined.  For a functioning low-kill shelter this is pretty devastating.  The animals, 23 dogs and 99 cats, are in quarantine, and some of their sick/weak animals had to be euthanized rather than put them through the disinfection.  The shelter facility has been disinfected, a huge job, and has passed one inspection but needs to pass two more, two weeks apart to reopen and resume accepting animals.  It’s been extremely difficult for their caring staff, and they still need volunteers to help with the ongoing disinfection, and they still need of course donations…CASH, which of course is primary, but also cat toys, cat treats, and especially delicious cat foods…these 99 cats are used to roaming in an open area and are depressed.  See our events page for our fundraiser this Saturday, October 4th.  You can also drop donations at Fetch, and we’ll bring them to CHS for you.


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  • 1. Coastal Humane Society  |  November 14, 2008 at 2:55 pm


    Coastal Humane Society
    Grand Re-Opening
    Thursday, November 20
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    The Coastal Humane Society, which has been closed to the public since September 9th, is thrilled to announce that they will be re-opening their doors with a festive celebration this coming Thursday, November 20. All animals and humans are encouraged to attend.

    In addition to refreshments and door prizes, staff and volunteers will be on hand to lead tours through our fabulous, newly renovated facility. The tours will take place each hour, beginning at noon.

    “The past two months have given us a wonderful opportunity to reorganize and reinvent ourselves to better serve our communities and its animals.” says Spencer Jones, Board Trustee. “We are so proud of our staff and volunteers who have worked so hard and we’re looking forward to showing the public the improvements first hand.”

    We also invite everyone to come and give big hugs to our resilient animals who have weathered the closure and all the inconveniences associated with it. Though they love their new “digs”, they can’t wait to find a forever home. These adorable companions have been spay/neutered and have all of their shots. As a tribute to our beloved animals and a thank you to the community for their patience and support, we are waiving the adoption fee for all of our animals that have been with us through the quarantine. “If ever you’ve thought about adopting a shelter animal, now is the time.” says Karen Stimpson, Executive Director. “We have perfectly healthy, loveable dogs, cats, and ferrets that deserve homes…come see for yourself.”

    The Coastal Humane Society is a private, non-profit charitable organization which exists to help prevent cruelty to animals, to provide temporary shelter, care, and protection for the area’s abandoned, stray and abused animals, and to place these animals in wonderful, forever homes.

    Interview Source: Karen Stimpson (207-232-6338)
    Press Contact: Leslie Hunter (207-725-5051)

    For more information or directions, please visit
    or call 725-5051.

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