Fundraisers and ongoing event information
Give $5 get $10 to play at Oxford Casino – Donte at least $5 cash to benefit “RPC” and the Animal Rescue League of Greater 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 rewards card. 100% of donations received will be split between “RPC” and “ARL” of Greater Portland. For more information and future dates www.oxfordcasino.com and click on promotions. This is a “wicked fun” way to help homeless animals and we are very grateful to Oxford Casino for this generous support.
Rabies Vaccination & Microchipping Clinics – Held every January and September from 9 am to 11 am at the Norway Fire Station. Dr. Suzanne Best, DVM of Wellpoint Veterinary Service will be on hand for the vaccination and our shelter manager, Lucille Larsen will be on hand to microchip your cat or dog. Prices are $10 for rabies and $25 for microchipping.
Ticket Auctions April and September – Ticket auction events are scheduled for April 20 and September 28, 2019. They are held at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in the cafeteria area. Doors open at 5 pm for ticket and refreshment sales. Winners start to be drawn at 6:30 pm. We have well in excess of 250 great items at each event, with a higher value item table. Donations are gladly accepted for this event; only new items please with a value of at least $10 and this would include gift cards or certificates as well!
Bingo! – Held the last Sunday in March and October at Norway Legion Hall. Prizes are Peterborough baskets and Thirty One products filled with goodies in gift basket style valued at approximately $40 to $100+. Doors open at 11 am and bingo starts at 12:30 pm. The age old fundraiser is just a lot of fun and a great way to spend the afternoon with a friend to benefit the homeless animals at the shelter!
Kitten Shower Weekend – Being held June 15/16, 2019 from Noon to 5 pm at the “RPC” shelter. Visit our wonderful cats and kittens and bring them gifts! Gifts to help us take care of the influx of them that always arrive at our shelter during the spring and summer. Suggested donations; cash or gift cards to buy what is needed, KMR milk replacement powder, Purina Kitten Chow, pate canned cat food, paper towels, paper plates, bleach, liquid laundry soap, hand sanitizer, fleece blankets, toys and catnip.
Fun Dog Day – Our 7th annual Fun Dog Event is being held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Oxford Fair Grounds from 10 am to 3 pm. Sugggested admission is donation of $3 or $10 per car. Dog are free! At 10 am, there is a 1k Poker Walk ($10 per hand) with cash prizes (must be 18 to play) and a 1K sponsored walk, where you print out a sponsor form (see facebook) and get sponsors; for both teams and individuals. Prizes for most money earned for adult, team and youth categories. Other events are the dog show, parade of “RPC” alumni and other rescue dogs, agility course, Wayne’s water world and dog related demonstrations. Many vendors are located both inside and outside and food is available to purchase . This very festive and fun family event is held rain or shine and is very highly attended by dog lovers and their dogs!
Pawsibilities & Fabulous Finds – The largest fundraiser for our organization, this little dynamite store is open year ‘round Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Click here for more info. ***
Giving Tuesday, a Global Day of Giving – This year on December 3, we will reach out as far as we can on social media to encourage folks to give to our mission and to assist us with the good work we do for the homeless pets in need in our area communities and beyond. Click here for the countdown *** . Please think of us and GIVE on December 3, we will be immensely grateful for your donation! This year we have set a goal of $6000, and so far we have a challenge match of $2000 to get the ball rolling that day! All donors will receive recognition in our annual report! Remember – PLEASE GIVE ON THIS VERY SPECIAL DAY!
Adoption events – are held at various time during the year.
“Keep Them Warm” Campaign – Many of our cats and dogs spend days outside, cold and hungry before they come to us. They rely on us to keep them warm and safe until they are adopted into their new forever homes. Generally it costs approximately $1500 to fill the oil tank at our shelter, and it needs to be filled more than once during the winter. A donation to this fund will ensure that our furry guests stay cozy through those long cold wintry days and nights. Donations may be made by check to “RPC” mailed to P O Box 82, Norway ME 04268 or through PayPal.