If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude,
then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

...James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small

What's New Pussy Cat?

PAWS FOR A CAUSE

Once again Responsible Pet Care will be one of the beneficiaries in Paris Farmers Union's Paws for a Cause event from now until June 25. Purchase a paw and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Traeger Select Pro Wood Pellet Grill prize package worth over $1500. 100% of the funds raised will be divided between eleven animal help organizations. Read more...

GIVE $5 GET $10 AT OXFORD CASINO

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Oxford Casino from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Donate at least $5 cash to benefit Responsible Pet Care and Animal Rescue League in Portland and receive $10 in free slot play. Visit a promotional kiosk to receive your special voucher. Bring your donation of at least $5 cash to Guest Services with your voucher and you will receive $10 free slot play. The free slot play expires at midnight and gets loaded directly onto the donor's rewards card. One hundred percent of donations received will be split between RPC and Animal Refuge Leage of Greater Portland. For more info take a look at Oxford Casino's website.
Future dates are June 25, August 20, 2017 and September 15.
All guests of Oxford Casino and its venues (including restaurants) must be 21 years of age or older. Gambling problem? Call 2-1-1.

TOLL BOOTH FUNDRAISER

Saturday, May 13 on Fair Street in Norway. We'll be passing the bucket to traffic when it stops for the light. We will be delighted to help you clean up all that change you have been tossing into your cup holder.

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN DINNER

Saturday, May 13 at the Paris Fire Station from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy an Italian dinner with bread and seasoned olive oil, antipasto salad, chicken escarole soup; ziti with homemade sauce (suitable for vegetarian diet), Italian sausage and meatballs; and assorted Italian pasteries. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for children ten and under. Purchase tickets ahead at the shelter or at Crooked River Heating in Norway; or at the door.

KITTEN SHOWER

Saturday and Sunday, June TBA from Noon to 5 p.m. at the shelter. Visit with our kittens and bring them a gift to help us give them a great start in life. Suggestions: Money to buy most needed items, Purina Kitten Chow, canned pate food, paper towels, bleach, liquid laundry soap.

ATV POKER RIDE

Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Pulpit Rock Trail Blazah's ATV Club will host a poker run for RPC at Pumpkin Patch Park on Mountain Rd in Waterford, Maine. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.. Poker hands are $5.00 each. You can purchase as many as you want. There will also be food, entertainment and a Ticket Auction.

FIFTH ANNUAL FUN DOG DAY

Our Fun Dog Day will be held on Sunday, June 25 at the Oxford Hills Fair Grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested admission is $3 or $10 per car load. There will be contests and games for dogs and their people. Also, a dog show that honors the family dog. We will have demonstrations throughout the day and experts on-hand to answer questions. There will be vendors and food. This is a fun day for the whole family and the family dog. Follow us on Facebook for more information as the events are planned. Read more about Fun Dog Day. Find out how to become a sponsor, attend as a vendor/crafter, or participate in the FDD walk.

NORWAY SIDEWALK ART FESTIVAL

Look for us at the Norway Sidewalk Art Festival on Saturday, July 8. We'll be kicking off our Summer Raffle and selling some fun items for people and pets. Please be sure to stop and say hello.

TICKET AUCTION

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Oxford Comprehensive High School on Route 26 in S. Paris. Bidding from 5-6:30 p.m. Drawing begins at 6:30 p.m. Over 300 items and certificates to bid on, Fifty-fifty drawing, and Dollar table. Food and beverage available for purchase.

TOLL BOOTH FUNDRAISER

Saturday, October 14 on Fair Street in Norway. We'll be passing the bucket to traffic when it stops for the light. We will be delighted to help you clean up all that change you have been tossing into your cup holder.

LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Norway Legion Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Bingo begins at 12:30 p.m. Play bingo for prizes in beautiful Longaberger baskets. Sixeen games of bingo plus two cover-all games, door prizes and raffles. Food available for purchase. Must be 16 years old to play.

DECA FAIR

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. we will be at the DECA Fair at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. This is a big craft fair not to be missed. We will have a table with gifts for pets and people. We'll kick off our holiday raffle. Plus, we always bring along one of our cuties. We are usually in front hallway of the school. Please stop by and say hi.

OPEN HOUSE

Visit the shelter on Saturday, December 9 or Sunday, December 10 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. for our Open House. A chance to visit with the animals, take a chance on our Christmas Raffle, win a door prize, and place a gift for the animals under our giving tree. Refreshments will be served all day.

THE LOFT

One of our projects for 2017 is to finish the attic space. When completed The Loft will be used as a training space to teach the dogs how to become valued members of a family. We will also use the space for meetings, for children's activities, and for a resource library. If you would like to help make this project possible, please send a check to Responsible Pet Care at P. O. Box 82 in Norway, ME 04268. Mark "The Loft" on your check.

ON GOING

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

We always need volunteers to work in many area of the shelter. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and Release Form; and attend required training before volunteering at the shelter. Please download the application and return it to RPC. Volunteer Application/Release Form

Picture of a rabbit ADOPT A BUNNY
Adopt a bunny from Iron Moose Farm in Norway, ME. and they will donate the adoption fee to Responsible Pet Care. They rescue stray rabbits and currently have 30 rabbits that need homes. They do not breed their rabbits. For more information call Iron Moose Farms at 207 744-9444.