Tri-County Humane Society was lucky to count many successes in 2019, but one of the most significant ones was opening the TCHS Kitty Korner.
The 2019 Annual Report is here and ready for you!
Cities of St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park are celebrating the nonprofit’s efforts with a Mayoral Proclamation by making December 11 Tri-County Humane Society Day.
Tri-County Humane Society opened Kitty Korner as a secondary adoption location for cats and kittens! This site is adoption only, no surrenders or donations of materials, please. Thank you to WJON for the photo and video in this article!
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Tri-County Humane Society is proud to announce that it raised $79,000 in profit at its Wine, Kibbles and Bids celebration. The money will go toward the independent nonprofit organization’s efforts to spay/neuter every animal before adoption, as well as general shelter operations.
Tri-County Humane Society is pleased to announce it has secured two matching grants that will help the nonprofit animal welfare organization take a big step toward building its new shelter.
The city of St. Cloud, MN is now contracting with TCHS as its holding facility for stray animals.
TCHS breaks record with Companion Walk fundraising
ST. CLOUD, MN – Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) is proud to announce its totals from the 30th Companion Walk – the nonprofit animal shelter has raised a net profit of $59,795 for animals in its care!
TCHS leaders had hoped to bring in close to $60,000, and they are elated they largely met their goal. The money will be used for general operations of the shelter. The previous record profit was approximately $54,000 raised in 2015.
The event theme this year was Bark to the Future, a 1980s-themed celebration of the decade the walk began. The event on Sept. 8th at Wilson Park featured food, ’80s music, exhibitors, a silent auction, two DeLoreans (the car from “Back to the Future”), a “meet a snake booth,” doggie tattoo booth, an ’80s hairstyle booth, and much more. The 5K walk also featured a 1K low-impact option intended for families, smaller dogs, and senior dogs.
The money was raised through walkers’ pledges, sponsorships to TCHS, food sales, silent auction sales, general donations, and more. TCHS wants to thank everyone who helped make the day possible and a success to boot.
About 650 walkers participated, with about 360 dogs present, too.
Next year’s Companion Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 7th, at Wilson Park. TCHS is now gearing up for its Santa Paws fundraiser, which will be Nov. 16-18.
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and shelter veterinarian, Dr. Lois E. Harmon. Dr. Harmon worked for Tri-County Humane Society as a part-time employee from 1986-1988. She returned after graduating from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School as our shelter veterinarian in February 2005, and has been with us for the past 13 years. During this time, she impacted the lives of over 40,000 animals at Tri-County Humane Society. Her patient guidance and mentoring through the years has touched the lives of countless animal welfare professionals and volunteers that had the pleasure of working with her, and her loss will be felt by many.
Tri-County Humane Society Executive Director Receives Scholarship
Vicki Davis, CAWA, Executive Director of Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud, will attend the 2017 SAWA Annual Conference in Miami, Florida, this November as a Legacy of Leadership Scholarship recipient.
The 2017 conference topics include the National Council on Pet Population 2017 Research Symposium and Human Factors that Influence Pet Acquisition, Ownership, Retention and Relinquishment.
The leaders of the National Council on Pet Population work to facilitate the collection, evaluation, and communication of reliable information to promote positive human-animal interactions, and reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs. This Research Symposium will feature ten highly esteemed researchers' summary of their completed studies and how the findings may be applied at the shelter or community level.
About Vicki Davis, CAWA
Vicki Davis has served as Executive Director of Tri-County Humane Society since 1984. She holds the certification of CAWA (Certified Animal Welfare Administrator), which is designed to distinguish the knowledge, skills and achievements of high-level managers working in animal welfare and protection; to support best practices within the profession; and to broaden the understanding among those making hiring decisions and the general public of the specialized qualifications required to successfully lead non-profit organizations and governmental agencies dedicated to animal care.
SAWA (Society of Animal Welfare Administrators) is a professional network that develops and promotes industry best practices, cultivates collaboration, and brings out the best in animal welfare leaders. We believe that as leaders in animal welfare, we are accountable to each other, to the communities we serve, and to the collective impact we seek to make as a profession. It is our intention to establish standards of competence, integrity and professionalism by which we will judge our own work, and which, we hope, will identify us as the best in our field.
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