Jolene is a sweet and spunky coonhound and is 2 years old. Jolene is also very smart and energetic, and that means she wants to go NOW. She is good with all kinds of humans but will need someone committed to training her on her leash and manners. She loves other dogs and has been described as a wag machine.

The SPCA of Hancock County will host its first-ever County Wide “Pet Matchmaking Event” on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Blue Hill Co-Op, Winter Harbor 5-10, Jerry’s Hardware (Bucksport), Cornerstone Gallery (Southwest Harbor) and Kebo Valley Golf Club (Bar Harbor). The event will re-imagine a traditional “Adoption Event” by transporting SPCA staff equipped with available cat and dog pictures and personality profiles to each location instead of animals.

“All organizations have had to adapt to COVID-19, and the new social norms inherent in COVID-19 prevention measures, “ says Director of Operations Kaitlyn Mullen. “Here at the SPCA, we are redesigning our community outreach program so that as many of the SPCA’s services as possible are still accessible to as many Hancock County residents as possible. Bringing our staff directly into many communities on a single day should help raise awareness of animal welfare and animal welfare needs, while also adopting animals back into loving homes, where they belong.”

SPCA of Hancock County staff and volunteers will be on hand at each location, equipped with available pet pictures and personality profiles, adoption applications, information on microchipping and microchip registration, cat and dog nail trimming, low-income temporary assistance programs, and dogs and Lyme Disease. As much as possible, adoption applications will be processed at each location throughout the event, so that approved adoption applicants will be able to schedule meet and greets and/or pick up appointments for their new pets.

“I can’t wait to see real live people during our Matchmaking Event in September,” says SPCA customer service associate Hannah Connors Townsend. “I’m looking forward to being able to match people with our adoptable cats - together I am sure we can find the perfect match!”

Community members are encouraged to stop by, ask SPCA staff animal care questions, inquire directly about adopting specific animals, and learn about some of the animal welfare challenges and potential solutions to those challenges, during the COVID-19 era. People donating to the SPCA of Hancock County during the event will receive 5% off merchandise at the Blue Hill Co-Op, Jerry’s Hardware, the Winter Harbor 5-10 and Cornerstone Gallery that day.

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