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SPCA of Hancock County

141 Bar Harbor Rd , Trenton, ME, 04605

Shelter Description

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County (SPCA) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare, to the protection, sheltering, and placement of companion animals into responsible, loving homes, to humane education in the community, and to local, state and national animal advocacy. We are a life-saving shelter serving, first and foremost, local animal populations and pet owners.

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Pets in this Shelter

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Acht

Domestic Shorthair

Oh wow, you're so big, it's a little bit scary! I might need to protect my sister, Fünf, from you. But if you're a good person, maybe we... show more

Oh wow, you're so big, it's a little bit scary! I might need to protect my sister, Fünf, from you. But if you're a good person, maybe we can be friends. It just takes a little to win my trust. My name is Acht, and I'm a nice kitten, just quite shy. I do love my sister a lot, but I also have come to just love other cats. Still, it would be nice if someone wanted to adopt both of us! I would do best in a quiet household that has enough patience to let me take my time to open up and settle in. I am much happier when I have a high place to hide on, so a cat tree would be perfect for me! But I'll also enjoy climbing shelves, if you'll have some just for kitties like me. I LOVE other cats. So much so that I can't imagine being in a home without cats. I would make a great young friend to a lonely kitty. And having a friend that trusts humans and is more outgoing might help me open up more too. I would likely be fine with dogs that give me plenty of time and space to get used to them - but an energetic dog that runs in my face is bound to scare me. But little kids that haven't learned how to respect an animal's space or keep indoor voices would like frighten my sister and me, so we would do best in a quiet home with no children or older children only. If you're looking to adopt a less-adoptable pet but still want a kitten, then maybe Fünf and me are for you! People are still less likely to adopt black cats like us, sadly, and because we're still working on being socialized and are skittish, people often pass us up for the more snuggly and outgoing kittens. Hopefully someone loving and patient sees us and decides to give us a good home too, though! Can't adopt but want to help out? Consider sponsoring instead! When you become a Pet Pal and give monthly on behalf of our shelter animals, you are ensuring they receive the best care possible during their stay with the SPCA on their journey to a forever home. You not only are their sponsor, you're their truest friend! show less

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Funf

Domestic Shorthair

Oh my. You're so big! I'm Fünf. I'm quite a shy little girl and am still getting used to people. I find a lot of comfort in snuggling wi... show more

Oh my. You're so big! I'm Fünf. I'm quite a shy little girl and am still getting used to people. I find a lot of comfort in snuggling with my brother, Acht, so it would make me a lot happier to be adopted with him, but I would also be happy if I could just go to a home with another kitty. Despite being skittish, I'm a nice kitten, I just need someone who will be patient and give me time to open up in a quiet home. It is hard to tell how my brother and I would be with dogs, but I would probably be fine with an older, cat-friendly dog that gives me time and space to get used to them. If the dog is in my face and energetic, then that will likely scare me. Little kids scare me, to be honest. They have to be really good with kitties and understand that I don't want to be grabbed or forced to snuggle. So a home without kids or with kids that are respectful of my space would be ideal. Like I said, I LOVE other cats. I can't imagine going to a home without a cat in it. If my brother and I aren't adopted together, I still hope I'm with another cat. They're the best! I would make a wonderful young companion for a cat that is getting on in years or that is lonely and needs a playmate - I am both a massive snuggler and love to play with other cats. If you're looking to adopt a less-adoptable pet but still want a kitten, then maybe Acht and me are for you! People are still less likely to adopt black cats like us, sadly, and because we're still working on being socialized and are skittish, people often pass us up for the more snuggly and outgoing kittens. Hopefully someone loving and patient sees us and decides to give us a good home too, though! Can't adopt but want to help out? Consider sponsoring instead! When you become a Pet Pal and give monthly on behalf of our shelter animals, you are ensuring they receive the best care possible during their stay with the SPCA on their journey to a forever home. You not only are their sponsor, you're their truest friend! show less

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Gracie

Domestic Short Hair

If you're looking for a lap cat, have I got news for you - I love laps! I'm quite the snuggler and love cuddle time. Oh, I suppose I sho... show more

If you're looking for a lap cat, have I got news for you - I love laps! I'm quite the snuggler and love cuddle time. Oh, I suppose I should introduce myself before I just snuggle up on you, huh? My name is Gracie. I'm a 10-year-old senior kitty who has QUITE the story to tell, and a lot of it is left to be told. So let's sit down, and I'll tell you all about me while you hold me, okay? I came to the SPCA feeling VERY sick. There was even a scare of how long I would last, since it was looking like I was in kidney failure. I was extremely thin and had a hard time putting on weight, and not feeling well made me grumpy. I just did not want people touching me so much, you know? I was so miserable! Then after so long on a special diet and trying some medicine, I started to feel more like my old self, and now I'm back to my lap cat lovebug self. I still need to put on more weight, and I'm being reassessed by a vet to check how my kidney levels are doing, since they clearly had been in some distress. Whether that was due to the neglect I experienced before coming here or something more, we have to find out. I would love more visitors but most of all, I would love to be in a home surrounded by people to love, so I hope my wish comes true, whether that means some wonderful person adopts me or decides to foster me! show less

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Hermes

American Staffordshire Terrier

Hello! Are you my new best friend? Let me give you kisses! MWAH! My name is Hermes. I guess I should've started with that, sorry! I'm a... show more

Hello! Are you my new best friend? Let me give you kisses! MWAH! My name is Hermes. I guess I should've started with that, sorry! I'm a bit awkward, but I really am excited to meet you. I'm a super sweet dog and generally a staff and volunteer favorite here at the SPCA because I love everybody. Sometimes I love you all too much! It can be hard for me to deal with the idea of being separated from my favorite people, so I hope my future family is dog-savvy and ready to be my security and rock. My health concerns and the fact I've been in and out of shelters and homes have made me a bit of an anxious guy, so you might notice I get obsessive and overly eager to please. I would LOVE to be with someone who already has some experience with dogs and is at a point in their life where they're settled enough that they can take some time to establish a good friendship with me, then follow up with being my mentor. No doubt, I'll be a super good boy for them! So about those health concerns ... I was born wtih this thing called hypospadias, which was surgically corrected when I was younger so it means I pee from my back end, below my anus. As one volunteer puts it, I pee backwards! This causes a bit of dribbling, especially on my own legs, so I need humans to use baby wipes on me after I go, just to prevent a painful skin condition called urine scalding. Ouch! That was NOT fun! On top of that, I need my daily thyroid medication, along with an antidepressant which helps a lot with my separation anxiety, and I eat a special prescription food because of my thyroid and sensitive skin. Sorry if this makes me sound like a high-maintenance dog! Maybe if I give you more kisses, it will make it better? I am incredibly affectionate and love humans of all sizes. And although cats are terrifying, terrible creatures to me, I love little human children. I can't go home with other dogs because I was brought to the SPCA after a dogfight. Hard to walk away from a history like that! But I do love every person I meet, so I hope a family gives me a chance soon! Can't adopt but want to help out? Consider sponsoring instead! When you become a Pet Pal and give monthly on behalf of our shelter animals, you are ensuring they receive the best care possible during their stay with the SPCA on their journey to a forever home. You not only are their sponsor, you're their truest friend! show less

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Midnight Snack

Domestic Shorthair

Hello! My name is Midnight Snack because I'm deliciously adorable, just like that purrfect midnight snack to make your night better! I c... show more

Hello! My name is Midnight Snack because I'm deliciously adorable, just like that purrfect midnight snack to make your night better! I came to the SPCA at the beginning of the year in 2021, and so far, I'm claiming the title as the longest-staying feline resident. I am currently in foster with one of our favorite partners, Old Dogs New Digs, so I can have a taste of home life while waiting for my REAL forever home. But how amazing would it be if I was actually ADOPTED?? I was brought to the SPCA when my owner passed away and my family couldn't take care of me. See, I have teensy problem - I have chronic diarrhea. I've been in and out of the vet to try and resolve it and have tried multiple foods and medications to get to the root of the problem. So far, the best solution has been a steroid and daily medication to help my tummy. People often overlook black cats, then they also pass over senior cats, but when you're a black senior cat with poopy problems, it's like NO ONE wants to adopt you. Despite that, I have the biggest purr and love to cuddle. I adore my people and love having a warm spot to nap with them! I may not always be crazy about other dogs and cats at first but I've learned how to cope with senior dogs and sometimes even get along okay with them. I've been here since January of 2021 so I'm really hopeful that the next time someone looks for a cat to adopt from our shelter, they look at me and think, "She's beautiful. I want this perfect girl. I don't mind that she has a couple of 'quirks'. I will take care of her and she will feel better." I would love to go home forever! show less

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Spark

Domestic Shorthair

Here is the story of a girl who maybe had a spark of cattitude and a ton of purrsonality. I became a tripod kitty in my first home when... show more

Here is the story of a girl who maybe had a spark of cattitude and a ton of purrsonality. I became a tripod kitty in my first home when I needed emergency surgery and my family asked the SPCA for some help. But in the end, I just really didn't like living with other cats, and it was only worse now that I had three legs, so I was brought to the SPCA to find a new home. Once there, I kept people on their toes by being super sweet and friendly sometimes and a hissy little spitfire other times. Needless to say, Spark suits me very much! Then I was adopted and stayed in a home for almost a year, but when I developed a UTI, I got defensive and my family worried I was being aggressive to the kids. I was actually trying to tell them I really didn't feel good so don't annoy me, but anyway, now I'm here again. I'm feeling better now and still like to keep staff on their toes! I choose when and by whom I will be loved, but I can be great with kids when I want to be. I just need them to listen to me when I have something to say, that's all! On the other hand, I do not like other animals - they should go elsewhere! Part of why I get moody at the shelter is because there are so many stinky animals all around. Ugh! I would much rather be an only-cat, pampered by a family that appreciates my sass and spunk along with my love. Visitors and noises don't bother me too much, as I still have a lot of confidence and am a great judge of character, if I do say so myself, which I will. So if you think you would like a cat that talks back and lets you know what she wants, a kitty that will love you as much as she will train you, and if you think you can be a good human, I would love to be yours, if you will be mine. show less