Give to the Max Day a SUCCESS!

GTMD Collage web smallThank you to all who gave for Give to the Max Day!!!

We surpassed our goal of $20,000, raising over $30,000 for the animals!!!  Incredible!  Thank you so much for remembering the animals in our care on Minnesota's biggest online giving day.  Special thanks to Mark and Ann Thelen and Mike and Diana Podawiltz, who offered a $10,000 matching grant for Give to the Max Day!

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NOV 2016 NL webNovember 2016 Newsletter

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Rainbow Bridge Poem

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.  When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.  There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.  There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.  The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.  His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins quivering.  Suddenly, he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.  You have been spotted, and when you and your friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.  The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…

(Author Unknown)

Pet First Aid App

Pet First AidDownload the Pet First Aid App!

Be prepared to act when your pet needs help! The Red Cross Pet First Aid App is now available for download by searching for American Red Cross in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android or by going to

The app gives pet owners information on how to:

  • Provide emergency care for cats and dogs until veterinary assistance is available.
  • Maintain a pet’s health and well-being.
  • Include pets in people’s emergency preparedness plans.


Kennel Sponsorships

Audio Video Extremes webKennel sponsorships provide a great opportunity for individuals, families, communities, group organizations and companies to publicly show their commitment to helping homeless animals in our community.  Sponsorships directly benefit animals by allowing us to provide shelter, basic exams, vaccines, and other kennel needs for the animals in our care.

There are two kennel sponsor options, both of which display a personalized plaque on a kennel for one year.  Our cat room and small dog/puppy room kennels feature small kennel plaques, and cost $300 per year to sponsor.  Our two kennel rooms for dogs feature large kennel plaques, and cost $500 per year to sponsor.

Kennel Sponsorship Form

Special thanks to our current kennel sponsors:

Terry & Kirk Atkinson, Bill & Judy Atkinson, Audio Video Extremes, Jessica Bode & Tim VanEps, Brenny Transportation, Dr. Deborah Bryant, Lynn J. Cairns and John D. Olsen, Bev Carlson, Barb Corson, Kris Maren Daniels and Jack Daniels, DeGraaf Family, Julie Aronson Dehnel, James A Denzine, David & Joanne Dickson, East Side Oil Companies - Jim Feneis, Patrice Sullivan and Ken Fischer, Randy & Brenda Fischer, Gina Fox, Mary & Kent Hinkemeyer, Stephanie Horvath, Ceil Johnson, Evan & Carol Jones, Dr. Keith and Vonetta Kennedy, Dave & Laura Light, McDowall Company, Rachel, Jennifer & Marilyn Melling, NC's Doghouse, Inc., Neron Family, Janice Pearson, Dina Pierskalla, Curt & Susan Sauer, Suzanne Schlangen, Kris Sorensen, Perian and Dick Stavrum, Judy Stommen, Sue Wahl Storbeck, Patricia & Lewis Walker, Mary Wenck, Dee Whitlock