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!

Cat Litter and Litter Attractant Donation!

DrElsey4ClogoThank you to Precious Cat, Inc. for a donation of a pallet of cat litter and litter attractant to the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society!  We go through so much of both of these at the shelter and this donation will be of great assistance to us!  Nonuse of the litter box is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused, abandoned and placed in shelters. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. Cat Attract is designed for cats that do not consistently use their litter box. Please check out their website at http://www.preciouscat.com/

Grant Funding Received for Feline Leukemia/FIV Testing on Shelter Cats!

013We are very happy to report that Prairie’s Edge Humane Society has received a $2000 grant from The Belisle Fund of the St. Croix Valley Foundation as part of their Humane Society Grant Program to be used for Feline Leukemia/FIV testing on shelter cats.  Nearly two years ago Prairie’s Edge Humane Society implemented testing for Feline Leukemia/FIV on all shelter cats prior to adoption.  These tests are expensive and added an additional strain on already limited financial resources at the shelter; however we felt that testing all cats would result in a healthier environment for the cats housed at the shelter and also result in more adoptability for these shelter cats.  This grant will help to offset the cost of testing approximately 145 shelter cats.  Additional funds to test cats will continue to come from our general operating funds as we are committed to testing all cats who are brought to the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.  Thank you to the St. Croix Valley Foundation and Jon and Metta Belisle for this grant!

History Hound Walk, Saturday, May 30th

Home of the Carleton College President will be on the tour

The Prairie’s Edge Humane Society and the Northfield Historical Society are combining forces to present Northfield’s first “History Hound Walk”, Saturday, May 30th, 8:30 am – noon.

The event combines our annual Walk for the Animals with the Northfield Historical Society’s celebration of History Month.  Join us for a walking tour of 11 of Northfield’s most pedigreed/historic homes on the east side of town.  You will be viewing the outside of the home and each home will have a sign telling you the history or significance of the home.

Participants will not need to have an animal to walk – only a love for history and/or animals.  We do encourage you to6 bring your pet as any and all animals are invited as long as they are friendly, up to date on vaccinations and leashed!  (please make sure you clean up after your pet along the tour route, this will be strictly enforced)


Central Park, Northfield

$20 per person; kids 15 and under and pets walk for free!

Participants may register in person day of event or by clicking here to register on line.  (a small fee does apply for on line registration)

8Participants who donate or raise donations (from their friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers) of at least $50 will receive a free history and architecture book along with a dog bandana.  All participants who bring their pet will receive a pet treat bag.  There will also be raffle prizes.

You will be given a map when you register so that you can walk the tour route on your own at your own pace.  Please start early enough to finish by noon.  Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete the walk.  The full walk route is approximately 1.5 miles and you may turn around at any time or there is also a cut off point at the 1/2 way mark.

DON’T MISS THIS FUN EVENT TO SUPPORT TWO WONDERFUL ORGANIZATIONS!  (proceeds will benefit both organizations)

For more information please contact the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society at 507-664-1035