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


The PEHS Shelter Will Be Closed On Saturday, May 23rd

In observance of the Memorial Day weekend, the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society shelter building will be closed on Saturday, May 23rd.  Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Foster Informational Meeting, Tuesday, May 12th

Would you like to volunteer with Prairie’s Edge Humane Society?  The best way to help with the animals is to become a foster home!  If you have ever considered becoming a foster for homeless animals, now is the time! We are currently in need of fosters for dogs and female cats with kittens.

Please come to an informational meeting on fostering being held on Tuesday, May 12th from 6-7 pm at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Shelter facility at 680 Professional Drive, Northfield, MN 55057.  No pre-registration needed, just show up!

We will cover all aspects of fostering and honestly answer any questions or concerns.  This is a no pressure, no obligation way to learn more about the joys of fostering.  Plus we will provide refreshments!

Now Accepting Garage Sale Items!

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society will once again be holding a garage sale in conjunction with the Goods for Good City wide garage sales in Northfield on Friday and Saturday, May 15th-16th. Our sale location this year will be 1405 Heritage Drive, Northfield, MN 55057.

We are in need of donated items for our garage sale!  Please help us raise a lot of funds by donating your good condition items! 

Donations of items for the garage sale will be accepted at the garage sale site in Northfield during the following dates and times:

Saturday, May 2nd, 10 am – 2 pm

Friday, May 8th, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 9th, 10 am – 2 pm

Or contact Kathy at the PEHS shelter at 507-664-1035 to make an appointment to drop off items at the garage sale location.

Please do not bring items directly to the PEHS shelter facility. All items must be brought to the garage sale location, 1405 Heritage Drive, Northfield. 

Items that will be accepted: Gently used, clean household items and decorative items, toys, books, DVDs, garden items. Furniture items will be accepted if clean and in good condition. Small kitchen appliances clean and in working order are accepted, such as toasters and coffee makers.

Items not accepted: TVs, computers, computer components, electronic gadgets, printers, copiers, VHS and DVD players, film cameras. No adult clothes, only clean children’s size clothes in good condition. No mattresses or box springs, no infant furniture (car seats, highchairs, playpens, etc.). No microwaves. No chemicals, dirty, ripped, torn, broken, burned or corroded items; no food, medicine, or pet food.

If you have questions regarding items that will be accepted please contact Kathy at the PEHS shelter 507-664-1035.

Goods for Good is a community rummage sale event to raise money for various charities (chosen by each site host) that let’s anyone be a philanthropist. Sale hosts can convert unwanted household items into cash for their favorite cause without impacting their regular budget and non-profit organizations (clubs, schools, churches, etc…) can focus on their fundraising without worrying about the event promotion!

There are numerous garage sales scheduled for various non-profit organizations including Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.   Garage sale maps will be available at registered sites.

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society Garage Sale location: 1405 Heritage Drive, Northfield, MN 55057 (directly across from the Mosiac Apartments) watch for signs!

Sale date and times:

Friday, May 15, 8AM-5PM

Sat., May 16, 8AM-noon