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TCHS Celebrates its 50th Birthday

It's a Milestone Year for Tri-County Humane Society

And We Want You to Be a Part of the Celebration!

Happy Birthday to Us!

50 years. 

That's how long that Tri-County Humane Society has been serving the pets and people of Central Minnesota and beyond.
We've come a long way from that first converted gas station on Lincoln Avenue. Two shelters later, so much has changed, and we're doing things that we couldn't have imagined at our beginning. Each cat/kitten, dog/puppy, and rabbit is spayed or neutered on site before their adoption is completed. We're treating medical conditions now that in the past would have made an animal an unlikely candidate for adoption. We've expanded our community outreach and fundraising events to adapt to changing times. The list goes on and on!

But what hasn't changed in 50 years is our commitment to the human-animal bond. We're proud that we are still helping thousands complete their households every year with a furry, feathered, or scaly new family member.

We'll be celebrating our 50th all year long. We hope you'll join us - and here's to another 50! 


50 for our big 5-0!

  • We've Got 50 Suggestions to Support Us!

    1.       Start your year off by becoming a TCHS Constant Companion – our monthly giving program!

    2.       Buy a slice of Kindness Cake – which benefits TCHS – from Jules’ Bistro. (The cake should be available through Feb. 10.)

    3.       Attend our Jan. 25 education class “Stellar Spiders and Rockin’ Reptiles” with a child in your life.

    4.       Want to get fitter for the new year? Consider signing up to walk dogs as a TCHS volunteer.

    5.       Sign up to receive our electronic newsletter.

    6.       Bring a date to TCHS! 

    7.       Join the Feel Good Fur-Day emailing list.

    8.      Take a cute selfie with an adoptable TCHS pet and post it to the social media of your choice. Make sure to tag us!

    9.      Buy an item from the TCHS Re-Tail Shoppe and “round up” to help the animals!

    10.   “Like” and/or “follow” TCHS on Facebook and Instagram.

    11.   Write a positive review about TCHS on Google.

    12.  Buy a bag of Best Friend Blend from Muggsy's Beans - it benefits TCHS!

    13.   Buy tickets to our anniversary party (formerly known as Wine, Kibbles & Bids), or volunteer at the event.

    14.   Place an order in the TCHS Flower Fundraiser (to be delivered April 24)! This is timed with Administrative Professionals’ Day.

    15.   Get tickets for our Spay-ghetti and (No) Meat Balls fundraising dinner.

    16.   Donate a gift card from a local business (Target, Coborn’s, Walmart, Office Depot, etc.).

    17.   Ask your business if they’d like to be an event sponsor for one of our fundraisers.

    18.   Have a child in your life try our Book Buddies reading program.

    19.   Give us a name suggestion for a TCHS pet.

    20.   Sign up to foster at TCHS.

    21.   Buy an item from the TCHS spring apparel online sale.

    22.   Take your dog for a walk, take a selfie, and tag us in it. Bonus points if you’re wearing any TCHS gear!

    23.     Promote our “working cat” program to someone who needs one.

    24. Make sure to attend the Beeranthropy supporting TCHS at Pantown Brewery. It's 3-10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Pantown. 

    25.   Snap a picture of yourself cuddling with your cat, share it, and tag us. Bonus points if you’re wearing any TCHS gear!

    26.   Attend a TCHS volunteer orientation.

    27.   Sign up a group to help with TCHS landscaping/gardening needs.

    28.   Submit a survey about your experience with TCHS.

    29.   Dedicate your “More Rewards” Coborn’s/Cash Wise points to the TCHS education program.

    30.   Sign up to deliver posters for TCHS events.

    31.   Bring your aluminum cans to TCHS – we recycle them for cash.

    32.   Donate your Kwik Trip Kwik Rewards to TCHS.

    33.   Donate a children’s book to our Little Free Library.

    34.   Create DIY cardboard scratchers for the TCHS cats/kittens.

    35.   Put a TCHS “Adopt” decal on your vehicle.

    36.   Recommend shopping in our TCHS Re-Tail Shoppe or For Pets’ Sake Thrift to a friend.

    37.   Bring a child in your life to Paws to Read at St. Cloud Public Library.

    38.   Start fundraising for the TCHS Companion Walk. (And make sure to attend on Sept. 7!)

    39.   Donate a bag of dog treats to TCHS.

    40.   Donate a bag of cat treats to TCHS.

    41.   Bring in some Timothy Hay to donate to the small animals.

    42.   Drop some spare change in a TCHS coin bank.

    43.   Sign up for Santa Paws portraits.

    44.   Post a picture of your pet in a Halloween costume and tag TCHS.

    45.   If you haven’t already, Give to the Max!

    46.   If you’ve adopted from TCHS in the past few years, submit a Feel Good Fur-day story.

    47.   Host a supply drive for TCHS; use our wish list as inspiration.

    48.   Donate a bag of pet-safe ice melt to TCHS.

    49.   Plan to attend our Dec. 11 birthday party at the shelter!

    50.   Give a testimonial to us about your favorite product in the Re-Tail Shoppe.




2023 Facts:

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  • Number of Animals Transferred In


  • Total Surgeries


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