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Coastal Humane Society teaches fostering

Do you love animals and want to learn about fostering cats and kittens? The Coastal Humane Society, in conjunction with the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, is inviting those interested in learning about fostering to a Kitten Shower and Foster Open House, at 190 Pleasant St. in Brunswick, on Sunday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As you are probably aware, spring is the season when multitudes of new kittens are born, and unfortunately,…

Portland Trails' 25th anniversary at East End Beach

You may be under the assumption that dogs and cats just don’t get along. Well, in the case of Two Fat Cats and Planet Dog, they do! The two animal-loving businesses have gotten together with Portland Trails, who is sponsoring a fun-filled Pop-Up Puppy Party at the East End Beach, on Friday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. But wait! Before you go down to the beach with your canine(s), stop by Two Fat Cats between…

Screen to stage, cats Included

Don’t you love it when you are vastly entertained, and still helping people or animals? "Kitty Critic Live 2" at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St.) on Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. is going to be one of those times. Kitty Critic exists mainly on the Internet. Treat yourself to a few episodes, and you’ll see a fine balance struck between musicians’ artistry and Daily Show-type satirical humor. Last year, SPACE brought the whole thing…

April vacation? Problem solved

Are you wondering what to get your 7- to 12-year-old involved in over school vacation this month, and you’re both animal lovers? Check out the Animal Welfare Society’s April Vacation Camp! The camp is a week long, April 18 through April 22. It takes place at the AWS’s facility in Kennebunk (46 Holland Rd), making use of a classroom space operated by their Humane Education Program staff. An educator chooses suitable animals from the shelter,…

The early bird gets the worm

Attention all dog walkers: Thursday, March 31 is the last day for "early bird" registration for the 11th annual Paws for a Cause 5K and Dog Walk, taking place in Freeport this fall, Aug. 27. The benefit of being an early bird is that if you’re in time, you will be entered to win either an overnight for two with Maine Huts & Trails, or a $50 LL Bean gift certificate. Pre-cutoff registration for either…

Animal sounds: Maine POPS Concert Band concert helps refuge league

The Maine POPS Concert Band presents “All Creatures Great and Small,” a musical tribute to our furry (and not so furry) animal friends, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Falmouth High School Theater (74 Woodville Rd, Falmouth). The concert will feature favorites like "Peter and the Wolf,” "Jurassic Park,” "The Waltzing Cat," and "All the Pretty Little Horses,” among others. Maine POPS has teamed up with the Animal Refuge League of Greater…

Farmer for the Morning teaches stewardship

Have you considered raising farm animals in place of traditional pets? If you live in a rural suburb and  have children, it’s a great alternative. Raise your own chickens or sheep, while keeping the kids busy without video games. But consider checking out some working farms together first. Most kids are big fans of animals, and Easter Weekend is a great time to start. One option is Farmer for the Morning, at Wolfe’s Neck Farm…
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Eye On Pets

Does your pet have mysterious issues? If so, consider bringing them to see psychic, Reiki practitioner, and Animal Communicator, Sara Moore, at the Planet Dog company store on Marginal Way on Sunday, March 20 between 2 and 4 p.m. Moore claims that animals of all types react positively to Reiki, a form of energy transfer, in this case, between human and animal. She asks the pet, either out loud or in her head, what they…

Tips to to minimize shedding as the seasons change

The season is upon us, and for breeds of dogs that grow winter coats, spring is extra shedding time. This is because certain hormones in dogs’ blood will stimulate or delay hair growth, depending on the length of the day. So naturally, as the days grow longer, your black clothes get more unpresentable. What can you do to reduce the number of fur balls accumulating in your home? Here are a few ideas from various…

Foundation grant boosts campaign for ARLGP facility

The residents of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s Westbrook shelter have something new to wag their tails about: The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has awarded a $300,000 matching grant to the ARLGP to be used towards completion of a new, state-of-the-art facility. The ARLGP has raised $5.9 million of its $6.5 million campaign goal. With the recent matching grant, and contributions from the public, the League hopes to close the remaining $600,000 gap…
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