Since December of 2013, the ARLGP has worked with Halfway Home Pet Rescue (HHPR) of Caribou, Maine to transfer 103 cats and kittens from Aroostook County to our shelter in Westbrook. HHPR is a cat-specific rescue and rehabilitation facility serving the greater Caribou area. HHPR is supported and run by volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure each cat is given necessary medical care and social and emotional enrichment through their network of foster families. In 2013 HHPR cared for, and rehomed, close to 300 cats from Aroostook County.
Norma Milton, Board member at HHPR, believes working with shelters across our state ensures the cats are adopted as quickly as possible and allows HHPR to open its arms to more homeless cats in Aroostook County. You can read all about HHPR’s experience with shelter transfers on their blog.
We can’t say enough about our partnership with HHPR and the cats we have received from them. The ARLGP believes that shelter and rescue collaboration within our state is a key component to sending homeless animals to new homes. This type of collaboration also provides a learning opportunity to communities all across Maine- homeless animals are in each town and city, and they each need the care that our shelters provide.
This week, we happily welcomed 26 cats and kittens from HHPR. They will settle in over the next week, and be available for adoption as soon as possible.
Did you know the ARLGP cares for over 2,000 cats and kittens each year?
View cats currently available for adoption at the ARLGP!