Edgecomb animal shelter reopens on-internet site adoptions

Midcoast Humane’s Edgecomb campus has reopened on-web-site adoptions by appointment just after a few yrs of remaining a surrender and animal care-only facility. Having said that, even though intrigued people might enter the shelter for cat adoptions, the group will carry on to provide pet dogs to out of doors meetups. This choice comes soon after group interest and updated COVID-19 procedures. 

“There’s people who would like to go to their local shelter and I truly want us to be ready to do that for them,” reported Midcoast Humane Interim Government Director Jess Townsend. “When you have individuals occur in a person at a time, they have someone dedicated to them and you’re utilizing all the safeguards that you can, it really is genuinely sensible to have people appear in and satisfy the animals that they are fascinated in.”

Group Useful resource Supervisor Tammy Walsh explained given that reopening on-web site adoptions in November the shelter has gained great opinions from adopters.

In late 2018, the Edgecomb campus stopped on-web page adoption in favor of cellular situations, to make adoption additional accessible for the 40 cities Midcoast Humane serves. Stylish Stanchfield, the earlier govt director, discussed to Lincoln County News that owing to fiscal concerns the shelter experienced to pick out between increasing operation several hours or bringing animals closer to opportunity adopters. 

For the duration of this time, the Edgecomb campus also welcomed pets from the Brunswick facility who required a quieter atmosphere or 1-on-1 time with team. On the other hand, the Brunswick headquarters options to shift to a new 24,000-square-foot facility at Industrial Parkway upcoming spring. This will up the housing top quality and have place for local community products and services these types of as a general public clinic and education facility. Townsend hopes related enhancements can someday be built to the Edgecomb campus.

This additional room also suggests Midcoast Humane can reevaluate the animals it sends amongst destinations. 

“Will these canine (who want far more quiet) probably do far better (in Brunswick)? Will they go home extra speedily? Can we mail a distinct kind of dog up to Edgecomb because we think they’ll be in a position to get him to go house quickly? It’s really searching at the property to both equally spots and then operating with your animal inhabitants with these belongings in mind,” reported Townsend.

She additional, Midcoast Humane is seeking to minimize down on avoidable journey involving services as it can be annoying on the animals. Midcoast Humane is also sending veterinarians to Edgecomb as a substitute of getting animals come to the Brunswick health-related middle to further more this intention.

Apart from adoption, Townsend and Walsh emphasized the other courses to assistance folks continue to keep their pets, which includes serving to with health-related concerns, keeping rabies clinics in rural areas and maintaining a pet pantry at equally web sites. 

“I personally feel the purpose must be when we can enable keep family members alongside one another, we really should. I enjoy building new family members, we do it every single day with adoption. But if we can also keep a family collectively that is equally important,” stated Townsend. 

The shelter at 27 Atlantic Freeway, Edgecomb and is open up Monday by way of Friday from 8:30 a.m to 3: 30 p.m. Make an appointment at (207) 449-1366.