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Bow Wow Film Festival! Saturday, August 13th

Ever been to a dog-themed film festival? Join us August 13th at the Village Theatre in Faribault to watch this year’s Bow Wow Film Festival. Line up to celebrate, educate, and inspire all things doggy!  Proceeds benefit the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society.
Event Details:
What: Bow Wow Film Festival
Admission: $10 online, $12 at the door. Buy tickets online at website below
Date: Saturday August 13th @ 7-830 or 9pm, doors open at 6:30
Where: Village Family Theatre, 20 2nd St NW, Faribault, MN 55021
Will be raffling off three nature/animal related paintings done by the artists at Images Everlasting tattooshop.
Event Website: www.bowwowfilmfest.com

History Hound Walk

14 (960x720)Saturday, June 25th we are partnering with the Northfield Historical Society to bring you “The History Hound Walk”.   This is a Walk for the Animals combined with a tour of historic Northfield homes!    Join us with or without a pet!

Tour includes 11 homes with historic significance on Northfield’s east side. 7

You may join one of the guided tours or walk the route on your own at your own pace.  During the guided tour a guide will explain the historical significance of each home to you.  If you choose to walk the route on your own there will be signage explaining each home.

Cost is a $20 donation per person, children under 15 are free.

8All registered pets will receive a treat bag! There will be snacks provided for all walkers.

You can join us with or without a pet, if you do bring your pet they must be on a leash, friendly and up to date on their vaccinations.  Please clean up after your pet!

Tours will be held every hour and rotate between human only an pet friendly.

1st Tour 8:45 am

2nd Tour 9:45 am  (pet friendly)

3rd Tour 10:45 am

4th Tour 11:45 am (pet friendly)

All proceeds will be split between the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society and the Northfield Historical Society.

 

Canned Cat Food Needed!

IMG_2411Kittens Zoey, Olivia, Stewart and Kevin want everyone to know that there are many IMG_2401kittens available now at the PEHS shelter and we will have more coming up weekly starting week after next. They also want to ask that when you come to visit them if you could bring along some canned cat food, any kind, to donate for the moms and babies. With the arrival of lot’s of new babies in the shelter our supply has been depleted and we are in need of restocking the shelves!

Test Drive a New Car to Raise Money for the Animals!

11182202_824859377551646_7211988167216645224_n[1]Test drive a new car and help the animals at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society!

Saturday, May 7th 10 am – 2 pm Dokmo Ford Chrysler 1201 Hwy 3 South, Northfield Prairie’s Edge Humane Society will receive $20 per test drive! For every test drive the PEHS shelter will receive $20 per household. All you have to do is spend a few minutes driving a new car around the block! It’s that simple! Last year we had over 200 people test drive cars which raised the shelter over $4000! Let’s do it again this year! No pressure, no obligation, just simply drive a new car around the block and we raise money for the animals! It’s fun and it’s simple! Mark your calendars! We need you to show up! Such an easy way to help the animals at Prairie’s Edge Humane Society! Thank you to Clancy Dokmo and the folks at Dokmo Ford Chrysler in Northfield for this great opportunity! The more people who test drive a car the more money Ford will donate! It’s that simple! Some of the vehicles that will be available to test drive are: Mustang, F150, Focus, Fusion, Escape, Expedition, Explorer

What to do if you find a Stray Animal

As summer approaches and we see everything outside coming to life, we will also be seeing some pets who are roaming, exporing , and lost! There has been a lot of contradictory and confusing information circulated regarding what to do when you discover a stray cat, dog, or rabbit. At Prairie’s Edge Humane Society we receive many inquiries from citizens who would like to help these animals but are unsure of the process; I would like to attempt to clear this up for everyone.

Stray pets within the City limits of Northfield are picked up by police and impounded at Countryside Animal Hospital in Dundas. Citizens should call the Northfield Police non-emergency number and law enforcement will advise and assist you. Animals who are impounded remain at the impound facility for a mandatory 5 day stray hold; if they are not claimed, they often come to Prairie’s Edge to be made available for adoption. We cannot take them until they have completed this legal process.

Other municipalities have their own policies and it is best to check with your city government to learn the procedures where you live. The City of Faribault, for example, does have an impound contract for dogs but not for cats. Many stray cats found in Faribault come to Prairie’s Edge, and we can take them as there are no impound arrangements in that city.

Stray animals in rural areas are also subject to the policies and procedures of the county in which they are found. Please check with the local sheriff’s department for advice.

At Prairie’s Edge we can take stray animals which are not subject to the impound laws of a specific municipality; however we need to be notified when these animals are found, and we may not be able to take them immediately.  While we do house the cats at our facility in Northfield, we are quite often full and have cats waiting for a space.  All the dogs we take in live with volunteer foster families, and we may not have an appropriate home for a stray dog; strays also need to be evaluated for behavior and health, as the safety and health of our foster families is important.

We do maintain a lost pet log with information about pets that people are looking for and try to match found animals up with their owners using that information. We also can check for a microchip, which often is an effective tool for finding the owners. Lost and found animals may also be posted on facebook pages Lost Dogs MN and Northfield Lost and Found Pets.

If you are a petowner, please microchip your pet. Collars and identification tags are important but can become lost and a microchip is permanent. An animal which has been spayed or neutered is also less likely to roam.

Be safe, be careful. Check with local law enforcement if you are unsure of how to help a stray animal in your community. We can all work together to help them find their way home.