Annual Walk for the Animals!

Glee-150x150[1]Join us Sunday, September 20th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Northfield Dog Park for our Annual Walk for the Animals to raise funds for the animals cared for by Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.   No registration fee required! We ask that you make a donation of any amount or raise funds from others prior to the walk.

Registration begins at 10 am and you can walk the route on your own at your own pace525840_438362979534623_1150280632_n[1] with or without your pet. We will be walking the bike path next to the dog park. You may walk as far or short a distance as you like. All pets must be leashed at all times, current on vaccinations and friendly! Please clean up after your pet!

Download a Walk Pledge form 2015, then raise funds prior to the event! Ask your friends, neighbors, relatives, classmates and co-workers to pledge funds for your walk. Checks should be payable to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. All money must be turned in the day of the walk. All proceeds benefit the animals at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.

546996_438370869533834_1311630939_n[1]There will be prizes for top fundraisers! This year we are adding a prize category for teams of walkers. There will be a prize for the top individual fundraiser age 18 and older and age 17 and under, a team category of 2-5 walkers and a team category of over 5 walkers. So get out and raise lots of funds and maybe you or your team will win a prize!

Refreshments and treats for humans and pets will be provided!

Don’t miss out on this fun family event to help raise money for the animals at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society!

 

 

Foster Needed for Special Needs Cat

019Autumn is a 10 year old female Calico cat who is in need of losing some weight. Autumn was 22.4 lbs when she was brought to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Her original owner abandoned her with a pet sitter. The pet sitter kept her for as long as they possibly could but were unable to keep her permanently.

Autumn’s ideal weight for her size would be approximately 12 pounds, meaning she is in need of loosing around 10 pounds.

She is not happy at the shelter and it is not conducive to her losing the weight she needs to lose so we are 024looking for a foster home for Autumn. She does not care for other cats or dogs but is otherwise friendly. It would be best if she were not in a home with small children. Her foster family would need to keep her on a strict diet which will be explained by our staff should you decide to foster her.

It would be best if she lived in a foster home that does not have steps that she would need to maneuver or were at least able to block off the steps so that she would not injure herself.   Autumn cannot be picked up or held as it is dangerous for her. She is very heavy and awkward to handle and she does not like to be picked up so if she were to be dropped or jump off of something high she could easily injure herself, including breaking her bones due to her weight.

Autumn is a bit shy at first but once she is used to her surroundings she does warm up. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, has tested negative for feline leukemia/FIV and other than being obese she is otherwise healthy. Due to her age, we want to keep her healthy and in order to do so she needs to lose the weight.

Autumn does have some issues getting around and carrying that much extra weight at her age is very difficult on her organs, joints and can cause other health issues such as diabetes, so it is important that she lose some weight.

In order for her to lose the weight safely it will take time so we cannot guarantee how long she would need to be in a foster home.

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society will provide all of her special diet food, cat litter, litter box and any other supplies that she would need.

If you feel that you can give Autumn the foster home she needs please contact either Kyle or Kathy at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society shelter at 507-664-1035.

Please donate to help Max and Marley!

lost beagles 006Marley and Max are two beagles who were found running together as strays.  No one came looking for them in the allotted time so they are now with Prairie’s Edge Humane Society in loving foster homes.  They are very friendly, social and full of personality.  We estimate them to each be around 9 years old.  Neither of them were altered when they arrived.009 (3)  We believe they perhaps were used for breeding purposes and then dumped when they were no longer useful to the breeder.  Both have extremely bad teeth and infected mouths.  Our veterinarian stated that she had never seen such a bad case of rotting teeth and infection in a dogs mouth as she had in these two.  They will need major dental surgery requiring several teeth extractions.  The estimated cost for the dental surgery to cover both dogs is $1000-$1200.  We do not have dental equipment at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society so the dental work will need to be done at another veterinary clinic. Complicating matters, Marley came down with a slight cough IMG_0889and during a routine chest x-ray to examine her it was discovered that she has a slightly enlarged right side of her heart.  She is now over her cough but prior to any surgery being performed on her it is necessary to have a023 veterinary cardiologist examine her to make sure it will be safe for her to have surgery.  We are hoping to get a portion of the cost of the cardiologist donated but will still need to absorb approximately $400 of the cost.  All totaled we are in need of approximately $1600 to cover the cost of medical needs for these two dogs.  Max has already been neutered by our shelter veterinarian in our surgery room at the shelter.  Marley will need to have spay surgery but not until we are confident that surgery is safe for her.  With an already stressed IMG_0905budget at the shelter we are in need of help to pay for the medical costs of Marley and Max.  They are wonderful dogs who deserve a chance at a happy, healthy life and we will make sure they receive that. Their dental surgeries will be done as soon as possible.  Please consider a donation to the Marley and Max medical fund.  You can help Marley and Max by making an on line donation by clicking here.

 

2015 “Summer of Love” Campaign

There is nothing better than the joy and healing presence of the animals in our lives. Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is committed to making life better for every animal we serve and for our entire community, whose quality of life is enriched by our mission:

To Promote the Value of Animals Through Care and Education

With much hard work and support from this amazing community, our new location is up and running.  This year marks our 30th year of helping homeless animals. This summer you can make a big difference in their lives! Let us introduce Dancer and Poco, just two of the many animals  who have benefitted from your generous support.

a6671611-120d-4946-84fa-7c17905ab32e[1]Meet Dancer! Dancer is a 10 month old kitten who came to us as a stray in December of 2014. After being rescued, Dancer began his journey with us to find his forever family. However, his fcdf10f1-344f-430c-ad69-4b93b0b048dc[1]journey was not an easy one. He arrived with an ulcerated eye which would not heal and had to be surgically removed.  Dancer has limited vision in his remaining eye. He has also been treated for various minor medical issues during his stay at Prairie’s Edge. Throughout all of the medical challenges he has faced, Dancer has maintained his loving and playful personality. He is very affectionate and happily waiting at Prairie’s Edge for his forever home.

002Meet Poco! Poco was surrendered to us in the Spring of 2014. She was at a very unhealthy weight and a true diamond in the “ruff.” After months of a carefully monitored diet, exercise and training she  is now a bundle of energy and love. Poco has been with us for over a year, living with945fd188-429d-41ad-a9c9-de739c576b1d[1] a PEHS volunteer foster family as she waits to be adopted into her forever home.

 

While we provide homeless pets with a loving, temporary home, and many are adopted quickly, some remain here longer waiting for their permanent family. These animals do not run out of time at Prairie’s Edge.

Our 2015 Summer Fundraiser is a way for you to help us care for the homeless and abandoned  animals in our community. We won’t call you, we won’t ask you to attend an event and we won’t try to sell you anything. Just have a fun summer knowing that you have done your part to help.

Here are some various ways you can make 2015 the “ Summer of Love.”

$25 sponsors one cat or dog for 1 month

$50 buys kitty litter for 10 days

$100 buys a 2 month supply of vaccinations

$250 pays for examinations and surgeries for 10 animals

$500 buys food for our shelter pets for 3 months

To donate to our “Summer of Love” Campaign send your check payable to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, 680 Professional Drive, Northfield, MN 55057, or make your donation on  line by clicking here.

On behalf of the animals who cannot speak for themselves, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer/Foster Orientation

10608730_723585301012388_2506595362651017370_o[1]Would you like to volunteer or foster for Prairie’s Edge Humane Society?  If you are interested in helping the shelter or would like to learn more about these opportunities please join us for a volunteer/foster orientation on Tuesday, July 14th at 6 pm at the PEHS shelter.  The volunteer orientation will be held first followed by the foster orientation.  We will cover both on and off site volunteer opportunities including cleaning and working with the cats, event and fundraising help, as well as helping out our fosters with dog walking or other needs.  We will be meeting outside in front of the shelter building so bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on if you would like!