Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:23

Dogs have their day with ‘Paws on Parade’

BANGOR - Wagging tails and strutting mutts will gather with their people on the Bangor Waterfront this Saturday, Sept. 30, for the 24th annual edition of Paws on Parade, the largest fundraiser of the year for Bangor Humane Society.

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BANGOR - Taking a proactive approach to the greater Bangor area’s animal overpopulation problem and finding new ways to connect homeless animals with caring adopters are just two ways that the Bangor Humane Society continues to fulfill their mission, according to Stacey Coventry, Director of Development and Public Relations.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:35

A tale of Bangor Humane Society gratitude

BANGOR - I met my match eight years ago and it's all because of the Bangor Humane Society.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:24

The waggiest walk in town

Bangor Humane Society's Paws on Parade fundraiser is back

BANGOR - The Bangor Waterfront will be the setting for Paws on Parade, the Bangor Humane Society's largest fundraiser of the year, on Sept. 24. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 11:42

Foster parenting for pets

Animals get second chance thanks to Bangor Humane Society's foster homes



BANGOR - There are more foster homes in the state of Maine than you think. That's because when many people imagine foster parenting, they immediately think of caring for a child, minor or ward of the state. But there is actually a large group of people out there that are foster parents to another group of children in need - fur babies. The Bangor Humane Society relies on these foster "pet" parents to care for the cats and dogs that come through its doors that aren't quite ready to be placed in forever homes.

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BANGOR - It's been a busy fall for the Bangor Humane Society, which competed in this year's ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge. As part of the competition, the shelter and its staff were given the challenge of finding forever homes for 300 or more animals than the amount of animals they adopted out from Aug. through Oct. 31, 2011. And during the last month of the competition, the Bangor Humane Society discovered it was one of three shelters in the running for the challenge's $25,000 Community Engagement Award.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012 22:51

Bangor Humane Society vying for $25K award

Shelter needs Facebook votes to win

BANGOR - The Bangor Humane Society has just one more week to try and win the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge. Since Aug. 1, the staff at the Bangor shelter have been feverishly working to find forever homes for 300 or more animals than the amount of animals they adopted out from August through October, 2011. They're just one of 50 shelters across the country in the competition.

"We've already saved 142 more lives than last year," said Stacey Coventry, Bangor Humane Society public relations manager. "Our numbers have slowed a bit, but we are hoping things will pick up as we get close to the end."

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:28

Unwanted K-9s turned into Frisbee catching stars

BLUE HILL - I love dogs. I adopted my black lab mix, Lindy, from the Bangor Humane Society almost four years ago. She's made me smile, laugh, shout and cry over and over again. I'm sure all you dog owners (especially those training puppies) can certainly relate. That being said, I don't regret bringing her home. She's a goofy girl that is always happy to see me and steal any crumb that falls from my dinner plate.

However, I know there is a stigma attached to 'pound puppies' or 'shelter dogs.' People assume they're problematic, damaged, unwanted or even untrainable. But a couple from Florida is proving those assumptions wrong. Lawrence and Jodi Frederick have turned these abandoned and unwanted pooches into Frisbee-catching show dogs. I recently had the pleasure of watching their 'Disc Connected' K9 show at this year's Blue Hill Fair. The duo began rescuing dogs in 1992. With a little bit of love, attention, countless vet bills and a whole lot of obedience training they've been able to turn these homeless, sheltered, rescued or abandoned dogs into talented, four-legged, Frisbee-catching superstars.

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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 16:26

Bike ride for wet noses

Brewer student raises over $1K for Bangor Humane Society

BREWER - Do you remember what you did the summer before entering 5th grade? Brewer Community School student Matthew Gross won't be able to forget it. This dog lover set a goal in August of riding his bike and raising $300 for the Bangor Humane Society. Three weeks later, he completed that bike ride and raised just over $1,000 for the dogs at the shelter.

"I was watching this dog competition show and the winner's dog was from a pound. When he gave his prize money to that pound, more people starting adopting dogs," explained Matthew Gross. "That's when I got a piece of paper and wrote down I wanted to raise $300 for the Bangor Humane Society."

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BANGOR - Instead of waiting for potential pet owners to come to them, the Bangor Humane Society is now taking their adoptive cats on the road in hopes of increasing these feline's chances of finding a forever home. This mobile adoptive service is called Cats on Tour, and it's been successful in its first couple of weeks on the road.

"Our van is pretty big, it's air conditioned and we can fill it with three dozen cats," explained Stacey Coventry, volunteer and Bangor Humane Society public relations manager. "We started at the KahBang Festival with just five cats; four were adopted. We then went to Tractor Supply [in Dover-Foxcroft], where half of them got adopted. We're thinking maybe a dozen is a good number [to have on board]."

This Cats on Tour mobile is just another tool to help the Bangor shelter reach its goal of adopting out 1,200 animals in the next three months. The Bangor Humane Society is one of just 50 shelters currently competing in the ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge. Shelters that are able to successfully find homes for 300 or more animals from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, 2012 than they did during the same three-month period last year will be entered to win $10, $20, $25 or even $100,000.

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