Donations made to Talbot Humane last month during its holiday appeal and matching gift campaigns not only exceeded the agency’s goal of $30,000, it more than doubled it by receiving over $75,000. “We are so appreciative of the community’s support,” said Patty Quimby, executive director of Talbot Humane. “The St. John Foundation, an exceptionally generous friend of Talbot Humane, has again matched contributions made during the month of December, and we are thrilled. This will help many animals during the winter when a lot of them need it the most.”
The matching challenge ensures that each contribution saves twice as many animals, purchases twice as much pet food and supports twice as many veterinary services. Vernon Nily of the St. John Foundation said, “We are proud and happy to assist Talbot Humane in any way and are amazed at the number of contributions they raised in December.”
Talbot Humane receives no national funding and depends heavily on community support to fund its care for Talbot County’s animals. “We strongly encourage donors to visit the shelter and see how their contributions are being put to use,” added Quimby.
For more information, to make a contribution, or to volunteer, call Talbot Humane at 410-822-0107 or visit www.talbothumane.org.