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  • Woofstock Companion Walk 12 Sep 2015 All Day

    27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk: September 12, 2015 Wilson Park, St. Cloud 2015 PLEDGE FORM About the Event: The Tri-County Humane Society’s 27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk is coming up on September 12th, and we need your help!  This is our most important fundraiser of the year, and quite possibly the best pet event St. Cloud has to offer.  Held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, the 5k walk for animals kicks off from Wilson Park at 10am, and from 9-2pm there will be games, arts & crafts, face painting, food, a silent auction, animal demos, exhibitors, music, a free bouncy house for kids, human jousting, a dunk tank - and of course, the dog park along the beautiful Mississippi!  All this and more will be available for you and your pets to enjoy as we celebrate the bond between humans and animals.  Most importantly, there will be animals galore!!!  Last year we had close to 500 enthusiastic pet lovers with over 300 companion animals join us, and we would love to see even more this year! Back by popular demand, we will have a hotdog eating contest and costume contest - both of which include pets and their people, and a $50 prize for the hotdog eating contest winner, best dressed pet, and best dressed person, thanks to Vicky Ernst and Kloster Commercial Resources! Come hungry and in your best Woofstock attire!  We will take unlimited contestants for the costume contest, but there are limited spots available for the hotdog eating contest.  We encourage you to register early on our Facebook event page! Schedule of Events: * 9-10 am Registration * 10 am 5k Walk for Animals * 9-2 pm Food & Festivities How You Can Help: WALK THE WALK: This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you do your best to help us raise funds for the animals at the Tri-County Humane Society - and we will reward you for your efforts!!!  Ask everyone you know to sponsor you with a gift of any size.  Remember to tell them their gifts are tax deductible!  We'd be happy to offer receipts for gifts upon request.  Collect donations in person or by creating your own online fundraising page.  Then register your pledge form and donations from 9-10am at the event to qualify for fantastic prizes!  2015 PLEDGE FORM INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE: Go to: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Tri-County-Humane-Society-1 Login or sign up for a new account in the top right corner of the page. Click on the orange “fundraise” button. Customize your page and send it to friends and family via email or Facebook. Print your total raised online and turn it in with your pledge form at the event. Top Fundraiser Prizes: The top 40 individual fundraisers and top fundraising team will win a prize package.  *Note: If you plan on creating a fundraising team, simply agree on a team name and have each member write it on their pledge form. Each teammate’s efforts will be combined to qualify for the top fundraising team prize in addition to the top individual fundraiser prizes.  (TCHS employees do not qualify for top prize packages.) Additional Prizes for ALL Qualifying Walkers: Raise $75:   Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag Raise $150: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag + T-Shirt Raise $200: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag + T-Shirt + Pet Microchip Raise $300: All of the above  +  Entry in Grand Prize Drawing to win 2 Roundtrip Southwest Airline Tickets! Plus, for every $50 you raise, receive a raffle ticket to win a Cat Basket, Dog Basket, or Family Fun Pack! EVENT EXHIBITOR:  This is a wonderful opportunity to promote your business, especially if your product or service is pet related! Hundreds of walkers will browse the tables before and after the walk and we encourage you to bring free giveaways to promote your business. Sales, however, are not allowed.  The deadline to sign up as an exhibitor is Friday, September 4, 2015.  EXHIBITOR FORM Exhibitor Fee: $75.00 ($25.00 for nonprofits).  After Friday, September 4, 2015, a late fee of $25.00 must be added. EVENT CONTRIBUTOR:  FOOD, REFRESHMENTS, PRIZES & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!  We offer food and beverages for our walkers, and are always looking for donations. If you are able to help in this area, please contact Marit at (320) 252-0896 ext. 14.  We are also looking for certificates to local restaurants and merchants to make up prize packages for our top fundraisers, as well as prizes for pets and kids for the games and contests.  Lastly, we have a small silent auction at the event to raise extra funds for the animals. Consider donating an item to be auctioned off!  The deadline for donating prizes and silent auction items is Tuesday, September 2, 2015.  PRIZE & SILENT AUCTION FORM Event De-Tails Available @:  (320) 252-0896, pets@tricountyhumanesociety.org 2014 Woofstock Companion Walk Photos Special thanks to our Event Sponsors: RESCUE Sponsor: Mix 94.9FM LOVE Sponsors: Advanced Care Pet Hospital Banfield The Pet Hospital Companions Animal Hospital Granite City Pet Hospital STCLOUDDJ.COM PEACE Sponsors: Country Gallery Photography Faraway Farm Handcrafted Soap Geyer Wedding and Event Rentals J-Craft Seamless Gutters & Exteriors Kloster Commercial Resources Pine Cone Pet Hospital

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The Tri-County Humane Society is currently hiring part-time staff.  Join our dynamic team of dedicated employees to care for shelter animals and help them find loving homes.  This truly is a rewarding job that you will feel good about! For more information, contact Jon Rand at (320) 252-0896 ext 24.

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Pets respond to heat differently than humans do (dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their feet), and fans don't cool off pets as effectively as they do people.  Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body, but if the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels very quickly.

Provide ample shade and water. Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water, add ice when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don't obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat.

Take care when exercising your pet, and limit exercise on hot days. Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with short-nosed pets who, because of their short noses, typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible.

Provide cool treats.  There are hundreds of recipes online for frozen peanut butter, yogurt and fruit treats for your pet.  Switch out your pet's regular bisquits or dry treats to something cool and refreshing during hot months.

hot car warningNever leave your pet(s) in a parked car!  Not even for a minute.

On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die.

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Our 14th Annual Wine, Kibbles & Bids raised a net profit of $46,192!

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Thank you to all who participated in this benefit for animals!  See you again in 2016!

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Wine, Kibbles & Bids is one of our biggest fundraising events for animals, and just like the name suggests, it includes wine and beer tasting, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction of over 200 unique items, live music by local musicians, and a brief cameo appearance by some special furry friends!  The event is held at the beautiful Gorecki Dining & Conference Center, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph.

2014 Event Photos, courtesy of Lisa Crayford with Country Gallery Photography and Kirk Lamb.

2015 Event Photos, courtesy of Kirk Lamb.

2015 Presenting "Top Dog" Sponsor:

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2015 "Bronze Canary" Sponsors:

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To date in 2015, 94% of the animals that have entered our doors have been adopted!!!  Not too shabby for an open admission shelter!  With your help, we have FINALLY gotten to the point where we are adopting out every single animal that has the potential to be treated/rehabilitated.  Since we refuse to turn away an animal in need, there will always be a small number in which euthanasia is the only humane option, but those cases are few and far between!  The St. Cloud Times ran a story which highlights our accomplishments this year.  We would like to ammend our previous number of 97% to 94% (we hadn't taken into account the animals that were surrendered in December of 2014 that were adopted in 2015, which skewed our numbers slightly), but the methods in which we accomplished this are the same!

Check out this St. Cloud Times article for details on how we have managed to increase our live release rate by leaps and bounds.  Thank you to all of you who have adopted a pet, referred a friend or family member, and/or shared our posts of adoptable pets on Facebook.  Our success so far this year is because of YOU!

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