Pets

Kennebec Valley Humane Society begins a busy summer season with “Adopt A Cat Month”

AUGUSTA, ME. (May 31, 2011) — Summer is the busiest time of year for the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, which serves 21 area towns and over 3,000 local animals in need every year. During this time the local shelter sees an increase in the number of cats and kittens that are in need of a forever home. To help meet the need for these animals, the shelter will waiving the adoption fee for all cats over 6 months of age. These cats are all spayed/neutered, up to date our routine vaccinations, and waiting for their loving home today.

“While cats and kittens are available for adoption anytime of year, June is one of the busiest months in terms of the number of cats and kittens arriving out our local shelter” says Hillary Roberts, KVHS Executive Director.

Kennebec Valley Humane Society rescues 3 dogs from shelter in Alabama after devastating Tornadoes

On Saturday, May 7th the Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) will be welcoming in three new dogs to their local shelter. These three dogs are part of a large scale rescue from a shelter in Alabama very crowded with dogs in the aftermath of the recent Tornados in the south.

“When we heard about the overcrowding as an effect of the many dogs displaced in the south because of the Tornados, we knew wanted to help” said KVHS Executive Director Hillary Roberts.

KVHS Art Contest- Deadline APPROACHING

Kennebec Valley Humane Society to hold art contest for adults and youth with cash prizes to support local animals in need- deadline approaching!

The Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) is looking for submissions for an art contest in conjunction with the Paws in the Park and the 18th annual Mutt Strut, to be held on May 21st. The art contest is a new endeavor launched by KVHS to promote the family friendly event in May and also to encourage local artists to help support animals in need through their art.

“This contest is a very exciting addition to our KVHS fundraising efforts” says Hillary Roberts, KVHS Executive Director. “The art submissions have an entry fee which will benefit our cause, but the top three winners in both our adult and youth categories will receive generous cash prizes.

Pit Bull Seminar

Kennebec Valley Humane Society to hold Pit Bull 101 free to the public on Saturday, March 12th

 On Saturday, March 12th f4om 11am-12pm the Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) will be hosting a seminar called Pit Bull 101 conducted by a group called SOME Pit from Portland. SOME Pit is a small group of dedicated pit bull advocates working to improve the lives of pit bull type dogs in Maine.  Through education, adoption assistance, training, and events, SOME Pit is working within our local community to aid in responsible dog ownership. The goal of this one hour workshop will be to help educate interested community members about pit bull type dogs, encourage responsible dog ownership, and help break down some of the barriers and myths about pit bulls.

“KVHS is very excited to be partnering with SOME Pit on this event for the public” said Hillary Roberts, KVHS Executive Director.

Kennebec Valley Humane Society to hold art contest for adults and youth with cash prizes to support

Kennebec Valley Humane Society to hold art contest for adults and youth with cash prizes to support

The Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) is announcing an art contest in conjunction with the Paws in the Park and the 18th annual Mutt Strut, to be held on May 21st. The art contest is a new endeavor launched by KVHS to promote the family friendly event in May and also to encourage local artists to help support animals in need through their art.

“This contest is a very exciting addition to our KVHS fundraising efforts” says Hillary Roberts, KVHS Executive Director. “The art submissions have an entry fee which will benefit our cause, but the top three winners in both our adult and youth categories will receive generous cash prizes. Our donors who are excited about this contest donated the money for the prizes, so we’re hoping that we receive many unique and interesting submissions that reflect our mission and passion for animals”.

During cold temperatures KVHS encourages people to keep pets safe and warm!

During cold temperatures KVHS encourages people to keep pets safe and warm!

AUGUSTA, ME. (January 25, 2011) — As the temperatures continue to stay very low, the staff of the Kennebec Valley Humane Society (KVHS) encourages community members to take precautionary steps to keep their pets safe from severe winter weather.
“The most important advice we can give to pet owners it to keep their cats inside and let their dogs out only for short times with supervision.” Says Hillary Roberts, KVHS Executive Director. “This will help to keep your pets protected from not only the frigid temperatures, but also keep them safe from being lost, stolen, or any other unsafe situation that would only be made worse by the cold”.
Roberts says that by following these simple tips, courtesy of the ASPCA, pet owners can help to ensure the safety and comfort of their animals:

Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed.