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Once again we will be participating in the “Millersburg Area Community Garage Sales” on September 27-28. Our sale will be held at 6631 Millersburg Blvd., Londale, MN 55046 on Friday, Sept. 27th from 7 AM – 6 PM and Saturday, Sept. 28th from 7 AM – 5 PM. If you have items you can donate to help raise funds for the animals at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, you may drop them off at the PEHS shelter, 1201 Cannon Circle, Faribault, MN 55021, during our regular business hours Tues-Fri, 1-7 PM and Saturday noon – 5 PM from now until September 21st. We will accept clean, workable items. Please no adult clothing or shoes, tv/computer/dvd players or components or microwave ovens. Small, clean, working kitchen appliances such as toasters and coffee pots will be accepted. For furniture or larger items please contact Kathy at 507-334-7117 to discuss.
Don’t miss this fun event! Monday and Tuesday, September 9th and 10th from 3:30-6:00 PM each day. The annual open swim for dogs at the Northfield Public Swimming Pool, Old Memorial Field, 801 7th Street, Northfield. The pool will be flushed of all chemicals and filled with fresh water for the dogs to swim (sorry no human swimming will be allowed). The park is fenced so dogs can play and swim off leash. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and friendly towards other dogs.
Cost is $4.75 for one dog and $2.75 for each additional dog you bring, with a portion of the fee being donated to the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society by the City of Northfield. Also included with this year’s event will be a Doggie Treat Bake Sale, nail trims for $5 and a raffle, with all proceeds from these activities going to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.
Fun for both larger and smaller dogs or those who may just like to lounge in shallow water. Both pools will be available, the larger swimming pool as well as the smaller wading pool. Don’t miss this end of summer fun event. Your dog (and you)will have a great time!
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is looking for experienced, capable homes willing to foster some special needs adult dogs. These dogs have specific medical or behavior issues that need a dedicated, dog experienced home to help them with their needs or training issues to prepare them for eventual adoption. Some will just need a place with a little extra TLC to recover from a medical issue for a short period of time and some may need a longer commitment to work on training issues. Please fill out the Foster application which you can download by clicking here and return it to the shelter either by fax 507-334-0632, mail 1201 Cannon Circle, Faribault, MN 55021 or scan and email to email@example.com. If you have questions or would like to discuss the foster program, please call the PEHS shelter at 507-334-7117 and speak to Kathy or Kyle. Helping these animals can be a very rewarding experience.
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is also looking for volunteer Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Technician students, Veterinarian School students or other medical personel (such as nurses) to help with our spay/neuter clinics at the PEHS shelter in Faribault. These clinics are normally held once a month, typically on a Friday and we are looking for help with various duties such as assisting with pre-op prep, assisting our veterinarian with surgeries, post-op procedures, caring for cats during recovery, preparing surgical supplies, set up and clean up. We have volunteer opportunities for all skill levels and various time frames. If you can volunteer for a few hours or all day we have a need for you! This is a great opportunity for Veterinary Technician students and Veterinary students to gain exposure to and experience with surgical procedures. If you have these skills and would like to volunteer with a program that provides a need to our community and will make a difference for many animals please contact Kathy at the PEHS shelter at 507-334-7117 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Pet Day, Wednesday, June 26th 5-7 pm at Keystone Senior Living, 828 1st St NE, Faribault. Treat your pooch to an evening out on the town! Come take a tour, Keystone is a pet friendly community. Dog training tips by Mary Malone, Dog Wash ($3), hot dog, chips, cookie and beverage ($3), free doggy bags, drawings for prizes and there will be dogs available for adoption from Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. This community event will benefit the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Don’t miss this fun event!
We would like to share with everyone some exciting news that actually came out of a very tragic and sad event. Most people have heard about the dogs that died during some home burglaries in Northfield in recent weeks, (read the full story by clicking here). In their honor, Prairie’s Edge has been the recipient of $500 from the staff at Allina medical clinic in Northfield. The co-workers and friends of Amanda Murphy donated funds in memory of Hugh and Stella, the Murphy family dogs who died. We decided we needed to do something special with these funds instead of just putting them in our general fund in order to honor their beloved dogs, so since Prairie’s Edge is committed to microchipping all animals prior to adoption so that they hopefully will never end up in a shelter or rescue situation again, we have designated these funds to the purchase of more microchips for shelter animals. With the funds donated so far we have been able to purchase 80 microchips to be used specifically for shelter animals. The “Hugh and Stella Memorial Microchip Fund” as we are calling it will make sure these animals will always have an opportunity to be returned to their home should they ever become lost. This is a wonderful legacy to the memory of Hugh and Stella and the love they provided their family.
The Murphy family wishes to have this fund stay in place for future donations in Hugh and Stella’s name so that we can purchase even more microchips in the future and we will be honoring that wish. If you are interested in donating to the Hugh and Stella Memorial Microchip Fund you can send a check to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, 1201 Cannon Circle, Faribault, MN 55021 with a note designating the funds for Hugh and Stella or you can make a secure online donation by clicking here. This was a senseless and heartbreaking event for these families and we want to make sure something good can come out of something so horrible. So even though we cannot ever replace the animals that passed away, we hope that we can provide a little comfort to the families in knowing that there are homeless animals at the shelter which will be helped for the rest of their lives simply by receiving a microchip. Over 1000 animals are helped at Prairie’s Edge each year and if more were microchipped, there would be many more happy reunions with their owners.
You can read more of this story from Amanda Murphy by clicking here.
You can also “like” the facebook page set up in honor of the victims by clicking here.
To Donate to the Hugh and Stella Memorial Microchip Fund simply click on their photo below: