Give to the Max Day!

GTMD15LogoVerticalReverse[1]Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 12th, is the largest one day giving event in the United States. Millions of dollars will be raised for thousands of non-profit organizations in the State of Minnesota. We hope you will consider being one of those people and that you will consider a donation to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) in order for us to continue to care for the many lost, unwanted and homeless animals who come through our doors on a daily basis.

Throughout the day on November 12th we will be posting stories of various animals who have been helped by Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Each post will have different stories; stories of animals who may not have survived if PEHS did not exist. These stories are real and they are only a few of the many we could be sharing with you. We hope that you will take a few moments to read about these animals and then consider a donation so that we can continue our mission of caring for these animals who are so badly in need of someone who cares.

We have secured $4000 in matching funds, which means every donation we receive will be doubled up to $4000! You can help us reach our Give to the Max Day fundraising goal of $25,000 simply by donating any amount.

If you are unavailable on Thursday, November 12th, you may pre-schedule your donation beginning November 1st.  Simply click on the donation link on our website and make your donation.  Please wait until November 1st however so that it counts towards our matching funds and towards the $1000 hourly drawings from GiveMN.  Each donation counts as an entry for the drawing for PEHS to win more funds!

If you wish to make your donation in person we will once again be holding our “Spay-ghetti” dinner at the Northfield Eagles club from 5-7 pm.  Only $8, vegetarian option available.  We will have laptops available for you to make a secure on line donation or you may also simply write a check or cash for your donation!

We also hope that you will consider sharing these stories today with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers who may share your interest in helping these animals.

Thank you!

“Howl’O’Ween” Party for your Dog!

Ghost-Halloween-costume-for-dogs[1]It’s a “Howl’O’Ween” party for your dog! Join us on Saturday, October 24th from 1-4 pm at 1500 Clinton Lane, Suite J (next to Snap Fitness) Admission $6 for your first dog, $3 for each additional dog. Bring your dog in their Halloween costume for the costume contest! There will be games for the dogs as well as refreshments for dogs and their humans and a raffle prize. It’s going to be a “Howling” good time! All proceeds benefit the animals cared for by Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.

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.