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Times Herald Record – $3 Challenge

Times Herald Record – $3 Challenge

Help homeless pets with $3 Shelter Challenge

Join Mary Esparza of the Times Herald Record in her $3 Shelter Challenge to help the Middletown Humane Society and other local shelters.

My challenge to readers is to pick one (or more) local animal organization(s) from the list below, put three singles in an envelope (checks are nice, too), address it, stamp it and mail it. That’s it. Just $3.

In return, I will thank you in print in a follow-up column in June. (Shelters will update me on who sent in $3 donations. If you don’t want your name and town in print, send your donation anonymously.)

Bring this page to your work, school or club with a box of envelopes to make it easier for people to dig down deep in their pockets. (I guilt-tripped every employee at my other job to donate this way last year; and I’m doing it again.)

Pull up this column on and share it on social media. Spread the word. Let’s help our shelter pets $3 at a time.

Reference: Time Herald Record, 5/12/2016

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer


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This is a family and PET FRIENDLY event with ALL PROCEEDS going directly to the Middletown Humane Society!
This event is being held in the new Maple Hill Dog Park in Middletown! Pet watering stations and pavillions are available in the park!  There will be Music, Vendors, Food, Face Painting,  Pet Photos, On Site Adoptions and more!!  We are asking everyone to make a donation as their admission, whether monetary or supplies (Supplies Needed- Paper Towels, Bleach, Dog & Cat Foods ranging from Puppy to adult. Non-Clumping Clay cat litter)  There will be raffles, giveaways, a pet parade and more!  The basic goal is for everyone to stop by and enjoy themselves while helping us raise money for our local humane society! These animals need our help!!!!!
This event is hosted and sponsored by DNA Records, The City of Middletown and the Middletown Humane Society
City of Middletown will also be on site to easily renew your dog registrations!

Paws for a Cause

Paws for a Cause

This National Pet Month, Marshall & Sterling Insurance – Middletown are honoring the positive impact pets have on our lives through a drive for our local shelter: The Middletown Humane Society.
As a thank you reward, when you drop off a donation towards the “Paws For A Cause” fundraiser (item or min. $5 donation) and complete an entry form at our office location: 420 E Main St, Middletown, Orange County, New York 10940, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant!

The Middletown Humane Society is in need of:

  • Monetary donations*
  • Sam’s Club gift cards
  • Non-clumping kitty litter
  • Canned puppy, canned dog or canned cat & kitten food
  • Large (33 gal+) plastic trash bags
  • Cleaning supplies like:
    • Paper Towels, Bleach, Pine Sol, Simple Green, OdoBan, laundry & Dawn dish detergent, rubber gloves, blankets, or towels

*Min. $5 gift or 1 item donation to enter Contest. Winner drawn on 6/1/16.

MHS 10th Annual Brunch

MHS 10th Annual Brunch

The Middletown Humane Society would like to sincerely thank the great people from John’s Harvest Inn, Estate of Mind Appraisal and Auction service and the music of Art Casey for helping us put on a great event and auction.  With their help and the many contributors below, we were able to raise much needed funds for the shelter and celebrate one of our terrific volunteers: Isaac Hylton.

Caputo Pizza
Mary Grace Conneely
Rob Wendland
Jorzik Family
Bottom’s Up Restuarant
Maple’s Farm and Garden Center
Idrea Ramaci – LMT
Cornerstone Wellness Center
Helene Loyas
Blue Finn Grill
Tekla Reszenski Morgan
Rebecca Youngs
Evora Salon
Diana Rebis
Nina Neighmond
MS Jewelers
Great Lines Salon

Blue Mountain Ice Cream
Victoria and Art Casey
Cut Above
Cynthia Harris-Pagano
Colonial Diner
Alanna Smith
Susan Corbett
Soon’s Orchard
Vanessa, LMT
Elise Levine
Olde Erie Grille
Something Sweet Dessert and Cafe
Key Bank
Consumer’s Discount Wines and Liquors


Take a look at some of the great pictures from the day and thanks again to all.

Just a Buck… to Change Their Luck

Just a Buck… to Change Their Luck
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To our friends and neighbors in our wonderful community, the Middletown Humane Society is launching a fund raising campaign “just a buck can change their luck” to raise as many $1 dollar bills as we can by December 31st 2015. We have donation boxes at the following locations:

Fluffy Pups Grooming
2054 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown NY

Orange County Trust Co.
1 Trust Way Middletown NY

Bullville Animal Hospital
2837 Rt 17K Middletown NY

Northern Bear Pet Supplies
1724 Rt 17A Florida NY

Caputo’s Pizza
418 North Street, Middletown, NY

New 2 You
622 North Street, Middletown, NY

You can also mail you donation directly to the Middletown Humane Society, 142 Bloomingburg Rd Middletown NY 10940

Please donate if you can and please SHARE this post with all your friends and family.
Thank you to our community for your support.

Bring Joy to Your World

Bring Joy to Your World

Bring Joy to your World is a Best Friends holiday adoption promotion dedicated to
increasing awareness and adoptions and reminding holiday shoppers to skip the pet stores and adopt a new pet instead.

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could go home for the holidays this year? For the small fee of $25 you can bring home any adult cat or medium-large adult dog that has been at the Shelter for over three months.

.Come visit us to Bring Joy to Your World.  Save time by filling out an application prior to coming to see all of the new friends that you’ll fall for.

Benefit Wines

Benefit Wines

The Middletown Humane Society has announced a new fundraiser to benefit the shelter animals! Benefit Wines has designed a line of wines featuring available and adopted pets from the shelter. If you are interested in supporting our cause, please click on this picture to go to our wine shop!

Our Sincere Thanks

Our Sincere Thanks

Whiskers, Wags and Wine

On behalf of the Middletown Humane Society, Adrianne and I would like to thank Paul Dennino from the Bashakill Winery for his generosity in not only providing the use of his beautiful grounds for our event, but for his generous donation of the wine, wine glasses wine tasting and the proceeds from his wood-fired pizza. He once again made our event a great success.

Our Thanks go out to the following:

  • Anna Rose and Anthony Mongiello from Formaggio Cheese for the delicious assortment of cheeses and appetizers, also the Gift Basket.
  • Lynka Rivera and Shoprite of Monticello for the fruit and cheese platters and Gift Card with Basket.
  • Hannaford of Middletown for the platters and bottled water.
  • The Monticello Fitness Factory for their donation of the gift certificate for membership
  • Erika from Winterton Farms for their donation from their delicious potato booth at the event.
  • Hillary Egelund, who makes our beautiful posters and helps us organize the event.
  • Thanks also to Yvonne Baisley and Brittney Schoonmaker for helping at the ticket table.
  • And to everyone who helped sell tickets for us, and to all our generous supporters for coming out to make our event as special as it was! Hope we got everyone!
  • We loved working with the Port Jervis Humane Society and are looking forward to next year!
  • And of course it was hard work but fun as always working with Adrianne, she makes the events special.

Maple Hill Dog Park Event

Maple Hill Dog Park Event

The Middletown Humane Society would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for organizing and participating in a wonderful event to benefit the Middletown Humane Society at the Maple Hill Dog Park on Sunday, August 23.  Fun was had by all – both two and four legged alike!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the City of Middletown, especially Mayor Joe DeStefano, Alderman Joe Masi, Alderman Dr. Paul Johnson, and DJ Junior of DNA for organizing and sponsoring the event.

A special thank you to all who came out to support the Middletown Humane Society, especially the following vendors for their generous support of MHS at the event:

Amore Salon and Spa
DNA and DJ Junior
Elegance By Ruth
Gillin Home Interiors
Henabugs Bowtique
Lite Makeup
NY Teeth Whitening
Sinfully Sweet Desserts
Barking Bubbles
Edge Barber Shop
Gillin Auto Interiors
Heaven on Wheels Mobile Spa
Helpers 4 Shelters
Love Chiffon
Nicole Beck
Pooky’s Pet Treats
Vanessa’s Bella Candles
ShopRite Supermarkets of Middletown and Wallkill
Dr. Paul Johnson and his staff from the Animal Health Center

Thank you for your continued generosity and support! Together we can save them all!

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Petco adoption event

Petco adoption event

Petco adoption event

The Middletown Humane Society would like to thank Petco and all of those who came out to support the adoption event.  We look forward to many more engagements at Petco in the future.