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Maine’s Highest Court Affirms Cat Abuse Judgment

| June 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s highest court has affirmed a Franklin County court’s ruling that a Maine woman must pay $18,000 to the state after it seized 26 cats from her home. The seizure preceded Julia Peck’s conviction on animal cruelty charges. The Franklin County District Court prohibited Peck from owning any animals except two […]

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Days After Tragic Animal Sanctuary Fire, Community Rallies

| March 15, 2014

Days after a devastating fire tore through the Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton, the community is already rallying in big ways. “People came out of the woodwork – its just amazing..in 48 hours..less than 48 hours..that this happened,” said Kathryn Knapp. Stunned and saddened by this tragedy that took the lives of sixteen cats, folks […]

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Sixteen Cats Die In Ark Animal Sanctuary Fire

| March 12, 2014

For Lorraine and Robert Monfils, the flowers, visits, and messages of sympathy have been nonstop all day. This after an early morning fire tore through their beloved Ark Animal Sanctuary, taking the lives of sixteen cats. “We’re all just devastated and we’re trying to wrap our minds around this whole thing and try to figure […]

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Animal Shelter Holds Free Adoptions for Adult Cats

| February 13, 2014

The Central Aroostook Humane Society needs your help. It may be a day late, but these cats could be the PURRRR-fect Valentine’s Day gift for someone you love. All THEY ask in return is the same…a loving place to call home. Betsy Hallett is the Executive Director of the┬áCentral Aroostook Humane Society in Presque Isle […]

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Five Animals Left For Weeks in Freezing Home in Ashland, Owner Charged with Cruelty

| January 7, 2014

Police estimate that two dogs and three cats were abandoned at a home in Ashland for two or three weeks with no food, no water, and no heat. Jarad Carney of the Ashland Police Department says, “I honestly believe they probably would not have made it through another night in that cold.” Last Thursday Sergeant […]

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