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Volunteer Appreciation 2018

Annual Volunteer Celebration

Tri-County Humane Society is grateful for its volunteers and foster parents 365 days a year, but the shelter staff loves taking the opportunity to celebrate them during our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party. This year’s party was June 28 at Unity Spiritual Center, which generously donated the space to TCHS for the event. Almost 80 volunteers and their guests attended the party, which had a theme of “Volunteers Make Life a Picnic.”

The attendees dined on a variety of delicious sandwiches from downtown
St. Cloud’s Erbert and Gerbert’s sandwich shops – this was made possible
because the shop donated all the sandwiches! Next time you order from
Erbert and Gerbert’s, please thank the business for supporting our

Numerous local businesses contributed gift certificates that we were able to award to our top volunteers of the year.  A big “paws-up” thank you to the
following: Boulder Tap House; Brigette’s Café; Burger Time; Chipotle; Cold Stone Creamery; Dutch Maid Bakery; Gary’s Pizza; Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill; House of Pizza; Leeann Chin; Marcus Parkwood Cinema; Mongo’s; Old Chicago; Olive Garden;  Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill; Sartell Perkins; Southway Bowl; Toppers; Val’s Rapid Service; and Waffle It.

Volunteers and foster parents, know that whether you’ve helped for years or are new to the TCHS family, we could not do what we do without you.

On behalf of the animals, we offer our most sincere thanks. You help save lives!

2018 Volunteer Awards

Congratulations to:

Volunteer of the Year – Pam Gacke

Junior Volunteer of the Year-  Kyle Waytashek

Above and Beyond Volunteer of the Year- Tracey Worzala

Tour Guide of the Year- Taylor Spreeman

Community Visitors of the Year- (tie) Kelly Werner and the Deering family

Offsite Adoption Volunteer of the Year- Vickie and Kyle Waytashek

Veterinarian of the Year- Dr. Thomas Rohman

Mentor Volunteer of the Year-  Erin Bloch –

Isolation Cat Caregiver of the Year- Diana Dale-Hargraves

Isolation Dog Caregiver of the Year- Teresa Zuehl 

Dog Walker of the Year- Deb Roberts

Animal Transporter of the Year- Marge Bates

Photographer of the Year- Amy Wolfe 

Animal Caregiver of the Year -  Carol Berg

Junior Animal Caregiver of the Year- George Bakko

Office Assistant of the Year- Peggy Dinndorf 

Rookie of the Year – (tie) Joe and Alonna Mohs, and Melissa King

Special Event Volunteer of the Year- Bill Nelson

Mailing Volunteer of the Year- (tie) Dolores Davis and Bev Carlson 

Gift Wrapper of the Year – Lydia Jensen

Doggie Beautification Team –(tie) Becky Stawarski, Traci Pollreis, and Shelby Gunderson

Petco Cleaner of the Year – Karen Schoenberg

Our Impact in 2019:

  • Animals Fostered


  • Animals Placed


  • Animals Spayed/Neutered


  • Total Surgeries


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