Press Release

SPCA to sponsor Pet Show and Fair

NORTHEAST HARBOR, Maine — The SPCA of Hancock County’s annual Pet Show and Fair will take place 2-4 p.m.  Sunday, Aug. 12, rain or shine, in the tent at the Mount Desert Elementary School ball field.

A blessing of the animals will be conducted at 2:50 p.m. At 3 p.m. leashed pets are invited to participate in the pet parade and show.

Dog agility demonstrations will be led by Barb and Gary Simons.

Highlights under the big tent will include Lisa Hall with animal face painting, Jenn McNally with sno-cones for people and pets, Lori Pilvines of Beagles of New England States, Pointer Rescue Group, 4-H with Lee Sargent, Therapy Dogs International with Gene Nardi, Honeybee Pottery by Chris Breedlove, PAWZ of Sullivan, and MDI Lost & Found Pet Alert with Krista Thorsell and Sloan Smith. Diana de los Santos and Gary Perkins will have a table for ‘Bark Harbor’ with pet-related retail items for sale and MDI Pet Food Pantry information, Colleen Vallee of Two Dogs-n-a-Rooster will bring her roosters Elvis and Itty Bitty and her dog Bambi, and Hancock County Emergency Animal Response Team (HEART) will provide information.

There will also be a baked goods sale coordinated by Michele and Charlie Croan, SPCA animal adoption information, SPCA silent auction and SPCA animal-related retail items for sale.

Special thanks goes to Scott McFarland, principal of the Mount Desert Elementary School; Leon Sargent of MDES; the Mount Desert Police Department; Mount Desert Fire Department; the SPCA committee volunteers  made the event possible.

For information, contact Bethany Savage Klyver, SPCA event coordinator at 207-667-2199 or