Tidewater Trader November 24, 2021 Page B14 GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers “Many people don’t know this, but a rabies shot is not a one-time deal for animals. This needs to be up- dated throughout the pet’s life. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to ensure this is maintained, just as you would continue to house and feed them. It is a federal law that all pets be up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations,” Wallace said. Chestertown Animal Hospital, Eastern Shore Animal Hospital, High Street Veterinary Practice, and Rock Hall Veterinary Hospi- tal are the participating vets in the grant who will perform the spay/ neuter surgeries. Kent County residents who wish to apply for the “Fixes for Free in Kent County” grant can visit www.kenthumane.org/fixes-for - free to fill out the application. For more information and details about the grants provided by the Maryland Department of Agri- culture, please visit the webpage www.mda.maryland.gov. For more information about The Ani- mal Care Shelter for Kent County call 410-778-3648 or visit the web- page www.kenthumane.org. The Animal Care Shelter for Kent County has been awarded $8,550 in grant funds by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for the “Fixes for Free in Kent County” project. The project serves to pro- videfinancialassistancetopetown - ers who could not otherwise afford to spay/neuter their cat or dog. “Beyond helping our community, thegrantalsosupportstheshelterin the long-run,” said Hailey Wallace, Adoption Coordinator. “We’ve all heard it before: spaying and neu- tering your pet prevents unwant- ed litters, and too often the result of those litters come into our care.” Spaying and neutering your pets offer more benefits than just pre - venting kittens and puppies. It can minimize spraying, reducing roaming away from home, and di- minish acts of aggression. It can also have a number of health ben- efits, lowers the risk of cancer, and increases their lifespan overall. The project will offer spay and neuter surgeries to 30 dogs and 40 cats. Each recipient of the surgery will also receive a rabies shot. Animal Care Shelter Receives Spay/ Neuter Grant for Kent County Residents they watched and discussed a Ted Talk about actor Adam Driver, who served his country as a Ma- rine and is still at heart, always a Marine. Meetings were held with local clergy and community mem- bers to raise awareness about vet- eran suicide through a program called S.A.V.E. The CEO at Compass, Heather Guerieri said, “It is an honor and a privilege to work so closely with our Veterans and their families. Our team has gone the extra mile to ensure our veterans get all the unique services they need at the end of life. It is also amazing to partner with so many local orga- nizations also service our Veterans so we can serve them together. “ NHPCO and the Department of Veterans Affairs launched We Honor Veterans in 2010 to address the growing need for Veteran-cen- tered care For information about t We Honor Veterans, visit www. WeHonorVeterans.org.Learn m ore about Compass at their web site www.compassregionalhospice.org Compass is proud to announce it is nowaLevel 5PartnerwithWeHon- or Veterans, a program of the Na- tional Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The progression to this new level demonstrates an ele- vated level of commitment toVeter- an-centric care in the community. As a partner, We Honor Veterans is providing specialized care to Veterans who are facing a serious illness. This includes a Veteran-to- Veteran volunteer program, train- ing on conflict-specific medical and mental health concerns, and knowledge to assist Veterans in navigating VA (Veterans Affairs) benefits. They honor their patient Veterans with a special pinning ceremony which consists of a pin, certificate, flag, and red, white, and blue handmade lap blanket. Before Covid-19 they would have had Veteran, volunteers and staff attend, but during COVID-19 it has been the nurses and social work- ers who have kept the program going by honoring our Veterans. Veteran Cafes that meet quarter- ly, Veteran to Veteran. Last month, Compass Reaches New Level of National Veterans Program Mid-Shore Pro Bono joined the October 24 th -30 th National Celebra- tion of Pro Bono by recognizing its volunteer attorneys for their work providing access to legal represen- tation for civil matters and the pub- lic good. The nonprofit hosted an October 27 th outdoor reception at Legal As- sets in Easton to thank the legal service provider’s volunteer at- torneys and student interns. Mid- Shore Pro Bono Board of Directors members made remarks to thank the top 25 volunteer attorneys as ranked by the number of hours do- nated to help people through civil legal matters on Maryland’s East- ern Shore. “It’s great to get together with our network of attorneys and student interns to thank them for engaging in pro bono work,” said Mid-Shore Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney and Board of Directors President Tim Abeska, Esq. “Mid-Shore Pro Bono offers quality attorneys and quality service for those in our community who need it most.” Abeska retired after practicing law for nearly 35 years and as a counsel member of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP of Rock Hall, Md. He has been providing volunteer attorney ser- vices with Mid-Shore Pro Bono since 2018. The National Celebration of Pro Bono is sponsored by the Ameri- can Bar Association’s Center for Pro Bono Committee to recognize pro bono work as a professional responsibility and an individual ethical commitment of each law- yer. The ABA says the Committee launched the National Celebration of Pro Bono in 2009 because of the increasing need for pro bono ser- Mid-Shore Pro Bono Recognizes Top Volunteer Attorneys vices during harsh economic times and the unprecedented response of attorneys to meet this demand. America’s legal organizations – in- cludingMid-Shore Pro Bono – have since participated in the National Celebration of Pro Bono every Oc- tober to draw attention to the need for pro bono participation, and to thank those who give their time year-round. Mid-Shore Pro Bono includes a growing network of more than 150 volunteer lawyers ensuring access to the legal system and providing free or reduced-fee legal services for those who need legal help on the Eastern Shore. The legal assis- tance network annually provides nearly $2 million in legal services to more than 3,000 individuals needing legal representation in civil matters. “The people of the Eastern Shore are extremely fortunate to have the volunteer work of these dedi- cated attorneys,” said Mid-Shore Pro Bono Executive Director Sandy Brown. “And we are always look- ing for more attorneys to become volunteers with us and who share our passion for providing access to legal representation in civil matters for everyone, regardless of any- one’s ability to pay.” Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s Board of Di- rectors announced Sandy Brown is stepping down at the end of the year after serving as the nonprofit legal assistance organization’s lon- gest standing Executive Director for the last 13 years. The Board an- nounced in early November that Managing Attorney Meredith Gi- rard will begin as Executive Direc- tor in January 2022. Mid-Shore Pro Bono serves resi- dents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore through a growing network of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants, with offices in Easton, Chestertown, and Salis- bury. More about becoming a vol- unteer or receiving legal services is at www.midshoreprobono.org. More about the American Bar As- sociation’s Center for Pro Bono is at www.americanbar.org/groups/ center-pro-bono. Reception guest Diane McComb, Mid-Shore Pro Bono Board Member Doncella Wilson, and Volunteer Attorney Marianne Dise, Esq. gath- ered to recognize the National Celebration of Pro Bono on Oct. 27 th at Legal Assets in Easton. Happy Thanksgiving!