Upcoming Events

  • Kindest Cut Spay/Neuter Mobile Clinic 15 Aug 2017 All Day

    Location of Clinic: Tri-County Humane Society 735 8th St NE St. Cloud, MN 56304 Register online Kindest Cut is a fully equipped mobile surgical unit offering high quality, low cost spay/neuter pet surgery. Services are directed to people of limited means. For information including qualifications and pricing, visit www.kindestcutmn.com. Spaying and neutering your pet is one of the kindest things you can do for him or her and for all animals. When you fix your pet you'll help with pet overpopulation by ending the cycle of unwanted litters. Such a simple surgery can help reduce animal homelessness and save lives.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

  • ADOPT Apparel Fundraiser
  • Book Buddies Reading Program begins at TCHS!
  • Check out our latest newsletter!
  • See your Ad in our quarterly newsletters!



For one week only we've got an online TCHS clothing fundraiser to spread the word about adoption! Get your paws on crewneck sweatshirts, t-shirts, tank tops, and pet tank tops. Orders will be available for pick up around the first week of August otherwise you may get it shipped directly to you for a $6 shipping fee. 

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Book Buddies Logo web Do you have a young one who is a fan of animals in your household? What about a child who loves reading – or else needs a little practice with it?  Tri-County Humane Society is proud to introduce Book Buddies, a program geared toward helping children and animals.

Book Buddies provides a non-judgmental audience for the young readers; after all, the dogs don’t care if a word is mispronounced or if the reading is done slowly. National studies done on similar programs have shown youngsters’ reading skills significantly improve thanks to practicing with animals.

But the readers aren’t the only ones who benefit. Their presence and soothing words help calm the animals, some of whom can be stressed by being at the shelter.

Book Buddies Guidelines

  • The program is intended for ages 5 to 15, but anyone is welcome as long as they follow protocol.
  • All participants must attend a 30-minute program orientation prior to beginning the program.  Adults must attend orientation, too.  After that, Book Buddies participants are welcome to bring in favorite books to read aloud to dogs or other animals in our shelter during designated hours.
  • Designated reading hours are 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Adults must accompany readers at all times during designated reading hours.
  • Youth will wear a Book Buddies nametag at all times and sign in before they read. They must sign out, too.
  • A maximum of three youth are allowed per room at one time.
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JUNE 2017 NL coverTCHS July 2017 Newsletter

Check out our summer newsletter to see what's been happening at your local Tri-County Humane Society, and what fun events are coming up!

To be added to our mailing list and receive our free quarterly newsletters by mail, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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newsletter Ad page image webTCHS publishes four newsletters annually. Our mailing list consists primarily of people in Central Minnesota.  It goes out to a minimum of 6,000 households and is also published on our website.  Advertising in our newsletters is a great way to show the local community that you support our work for animals in need.  For pet-related business, your Ad will be viewed by a very targeted market of pet owners, and you can't beat the price!

Our first newsletter in 2017 will be mailed in March.  The deadline to have your Ad included is March 1st, 2017. 

Payment per issue is $85, or you can subscribe to all four newsletters in 2017 for $400 (a $40 savings.)

Sign up to Advertise with us TODAY!  2017 TCHS Newsletter Ad Form

For more information, contact Marit Ortega at (320) 252-0896 ext 28, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 Call us for a personal or group tour of the shelter!  We would be happy to walk you through the rooms, introduce you to current animals available for adoption, and fill you in on the many needs of our shelter.  Shelter tours focus on humane education, and cover topics such as pet care tips, dog bite prevention and safety with animals, and pet overpopulation statistics in our community.

To schedule a tour, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (320) 252-0896, ext. 27.

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