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  • Tap Takeover at Third Street Brewhouse 07 Jul 2017 All Day

    We are taking over the taps from 4-8pm on Friday, July 7th at Third Street Brewhouse in Cold Spring!  Join us for a Tap Takeover benefit night to raise funds for local animals in need!  Third Street Brewhouse is generously donating the net proceeds of their house beers while TCHS volunteers literally take over the taps to serve you.  Janelle and Dan of Walter's Wheelhouse will be performing live music on the patio from 5-8pm, and Sliced of Collegeville St. Joseph will have pizza by the slice available for purchase.  We hope to see you there! 219 Red River Ave N, Cold Spring, MN 56320    

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  • Book Buddies Reading Program begins at TCHS!
  • Check out our latest newsletter!
  • See your Ad in our quarterly newsletters!
  • Chili and Bloody Mary Taste Off! Who got Best In Show?

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!

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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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Who makes the best Bloody Mary in the area? How about the best chili?

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The results are in!  Best in Show Chili was awarded to Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant in Sartell and Best in Show Bloody Mary was award to The Red Carpet!

We want to thank everyone who attended our first Annual Bloody Mary and chili cook off benefit for Tri-County Humane Society this past Saturday at The Red Carpet! We raised $1,615 to help animals in need, thanks to the 140 guests who attended this fun event!

A fantastic selection of Chili and Bloody Mary entrees were provided by Red Carpet Martini Lounge​, MC's Dugout​, G-Allen's Restaurant & Sports Bar​, Old Capital Tavern​, House Of Pizza​, Lily's Wings, Burgers & Things​, Olde Brick House​, Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant​, Cowboy Jack's​ and Howie's Sports Bar and Grill​.  We would also like to acknowledge The Place​, who had prepared chili for the contest but unfortunately had to back out at the last minute when their chili tragically hit the floor as they were getting ready to attend our event.  (We encourage you to go there and still try it out!)

Following the guest voting period, a judges panel voted on the top two finalists in each category: MC's Dugout and Cornerstone Buffet & Restaurant for chili and Old Capital Tavern and Red Carpet for Bloody Marys.  Special thanks to retired Fire Department Chief, Bill Mund, retired St. Cloud Police Department Sergeant, James Feeny, and Cathedral High School President, Mike Mullin for helping us

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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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