Ark Pet Videos
The Ark now has videos of many of the animals available for adoption. You will find them in the pet listings on the cats and dogs pages, and you can view them all at The Ark's YouTube Channel. When you visit the channel, click on the "see all" link in the right column, so that you can view all of the Ark videos.
To provide compassionate care and placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation.
To help alleviate overpopulation of companion animals by promoting their spaying/neutering.
To promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community outreach and education.
The Ark is a non profit IRS 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the care of homeless, unwanted or displaced animals. We provide shelter and care to all admitted animals until appropriate placement can be made. The Ark does not euthanize unless a serious medical or behavioral problem exists. The Ark Animal Shelter is located at the end of Barber Lane in Cherryfield, Maine.
The Ark Shelter Thrift Shop
Corner of Mountain and Ellsworth Roads, across from the Fairgrounds in Blue Hill.
Business hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4.
The Ark Animal Shelter has opened a Thrift Shop at the corner of Mountain and Ellsworth Roads, across from the Fairgrounds in Blue Hill. Business hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4. The purpose of the shop is to support the shelter.
The shop carries dog and cat related items like collars, leashes, toys, bedding, crates, and bric-a-brac, craft items, hardcover books, household goods and small appliances, jewelry, linens-bedding and towels, pictures and mirrors, small furniture, small kitchen equipment and appliances, small lamps, tools and toys (not plastic). Good quality and gently used donations are gratefully accepted during business hours.
Visit our thrift shop page to learn more.
Things We Will Take at The Ark Thrift Shop
Gently Used - Good Quality
Books: cookbooks, children's books, books about animals/pet care, "coffee table books"
Household goods and small appliances
Linens - bedding and towels
Pictures and mirrors
Small kitchen equipment and kitchenware
Due to limited space, no large items please.
Drop-offs during open hours only: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 to 4
"It costs $21,000 a month to run the shelter. Typically, our revenue comes from bequests, grants and donations but these have fallen off in these tough economic times. Hopefully, the Thrift Shop will contribute a steady stream of income that will support our ever-increasing expenses," explained Tom Leigh, President of the Board of the Ark. "We hope people like what we have to offer and will support our efforts to continue to provide quality care for abandoned or surrendered pets until they find a suitable forever home."