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November 9 Birds of Prey Program to Benefit Pope Memorial Humane Society

Posted Oct. 14, 2013, at 9:47 a.m.
Hope Douglas of Wind Over Wings with Chrysos, a Golden Eagle
Hope Douglas of Wind Over Wings with Chrysos, a Golden Eagle

(THOMASTON, ME): On Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in Thomaston’s Watts Hall, the public is invited to a special educational presentation about birds of prey conducted by Hope Douglas, president of Wind Over Wings, a nonprofit wildlife organization. This will be a fun and interactive program, as Douglas will be bringing four special birds to the event, including a Golden Eagle. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 for program attendees, and all proceeds will benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County (PMHSKC).

“Wind Over Wings has developed a thought-provoking and entertaining program that will appeal to all animal lovers. I am extremely grateful both to Hope Douglas, and to one of our greatest local supporters, Bobs McAleenan, for bringing us together and making this event possible,” said PMHSKC Executive Director Tracy Sala.

Douglas added: “I hope that through this event, we will inspire more conservation of the amazing wildlife around us, and to support PMHSKC’s efforts in caring for homeless companion animals in this community,”

Wind Over Wings is a nonprofit, wildlife educational organization featuring (that cares for?) magnificent birds who are unable to survive in their natural environment. Their goal is to offer educational programs providing a personal connection with wildlife that will lead to responsible stewardship of the environment. Originally incorporated as a nonprofit in 1990, Wind Over Wings programs were established in Connecticut and have now permanently relocated to Maine with the guidance of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Maine Department of Inland Fish & Wildlife.

The PMHSKC was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection, and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast Maine area. The Society operates an animal shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston that is open between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays). The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, S. Thomaston (including Spruce Head), Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.

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