Maine Animal Welfare Accepting Donations for Rescue Effort

July 31, 2019

For more information contact: Jim Britt at (207) 287-3156

AUGUSTA, Maine - The 96 dogs, 6 cats, 3 chickens and 2 horses seized by Maine Animal Welfare last week are receiving needed medical care and behavioral evaluations. At present, all of the animals are considered evidence in the complaint and the legal process is expected to take several weeks. The urgent and immediate need is for public contributions to help finance the rescue effort.

More than 70 adult collies and Dobermans are being cared for in an emergency shelter. "Everyone is doing a great job caring for the dogs and our next hurdle is to move to an emergency shelter that is larger and better equipped," said Liam Hughes, Maine Animal Welfare Director. We are trying to give the dogs the individual care they need, but this temporary shelter site is too small. We are working to move to a new location so we can focus on rehabilitation."

Secure donations are being accepted on

The emergency shelter location is and will remain undisclosed to provide security for the animals and the staff coordinating this effort.

Anyone wanting to help should check with their local shelter. Shelters across Maine are sending supplies and trained staff to care for the animals.