First Virtual Companion Walk Raises $52,000; Thank You To Our Supporters!

Compassion isn’t cancelled – and neither was our 2020 Annual Companion Walk for Animals!

Tri-County Humane Society is proud to announce that our first virtual Companion Walk was a wonderful success! Although we were not able to walk together in person this year, you put on your superhero capes and worked to collect pledges, donated auction items, send donations, bid in our auction, posted photos and thoroughly supported our event!

Of special mention are these walkers/pledge collectors who each individually raised over $500 for animals: Vicki Davis, Tracey Worzala, Jan Hovda, Emily Bezdicek, Mary Burdick-Lynch, Central Minnesota Therapy Animal Association, Kali Guernsey, Colleen DeGroat, Jerry Kenning, Naomi Poppler, Emily Swanson, Sara Morales, Keri Hall, Jody Terhaar and Angie Koshiol.

Emily Bezdicek was our grand prize winner of the photography session and portrait from Country Gallery. These folks raised over $27,000 in pledges toward our total of $36,000 in pledges.

With our online auction raising almost $6,500 and additional sponsors/donations received, we raised more than $52,000 for the animals of TCHS!


KRYPTO Super Dog Sponsor ($2,000)

STREAKY Super Cat Sponsor ($1,500)

Redwing Falcon Sponsor ($1,000)

Hero for Animals Sponsors ($500)

Why the Walk is Important:

Each year, the Society provides services for over 3,000 animals.  Each pet is evaluated, examined, given appropriate vaccinations and dewormings, spayed/neutered, treated for ailments and injuries as needed, and given lots of TLC. There is no time limit for pets in our care, and provided they pass our health and behavior screening, they will remain in our care as long as necessary to find the perfect match.  On average, pets are adopted in less than ten days, and we regularly place well over 90% of the pets that enter our doors in homes—amazing for an open-admission animal shelter!

This fundraising event is vital for us to continue providing these important services to pets in need. It is also a really good opportunity for pet-lovers to unite and celebrate the human-animal bond - virtually!