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

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Visit the shelter on Saturday, December 15 or Sunday, December 16 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.On Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. author, Caryl McIntire Edwards will be at the shelter with her dog Rosebud to read from her book "Rosebud a Princess, Finally."


Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Norway Fire Station, Beal Street, from 9-11 a.m. Rabies vaccinations $10. Micro chipping $25. Bring your pet on leash or in a carrier. First come, first served. Please be prepared to wait. Bring proof of a previous rabies vaccination, if applicable and the vaccination will be good for 3 years.


Picture of Keep Them Warm CampaignMany of our cats and dogs spend days outside, cold and hungry, before they are rescued. They rely on us to keep them warm and secure until they are adopted. It costs $1,500 to fill the oil tank. It will need to be filled more than one time this winter. We invite you to help us Keep Them Warm with a tax-deductible donation to our Fuel Fund. Send a check to Responsible Pet Care at P. O. Box 82 in Norway, ME 04268. Or, use PayPal on the right.



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


Our dogs love their Kuranda beds, but we don't have enough for all of our dogs. With a $50 donation you can become a member of the Kuranda Pet Bed Club. We will purchase a bed and include your name in our annual report as a club member. Send your check to the address on our home page (write "Kuranda" on your check) or use the PayPal button in the column on the right side of this page.


Responsible Pet Care is pleased to be working with Defensa Animal de Rincon in Puerto Rico. When space is available at our shelter we will be taking cats and dogs that have been displaced due to Hurricane Marie. We are currently the only shelter on the mainland that is working with Defensa. To learn more about the work being done by this agency look at this link. Defensa.


Responsible Pet Care has recently partnered with Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) in New Orleans. VRC is the famous animal rescue known for the TV show "Pitbulls and Parolees." We will be helping them save dogs by taking them into our shelter when space is available and finding their forever homes. To learn more about Villalobos look at this link. Villalobos.