Humane Society Walk falls short of $60,000 goal

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by Dennis Dalman

The final tally raised for the Tri-County Humane Society from its 29th annual Woofstock Companion Walk Sept. 9 is $47,756.

Organizers of the walk were pleased with the amount, even though it is nearly $12,000 short of the goal they’d aimed for – $60,000.

“Thank you to all who contributed and/or participated in our Woofstock Companion Walk,” a press release stated. “It was a beautiful day at Wilson Park with (more than) 500 people and around 250 pets joining us to raise a net profit of $47,756.”

Currently, the humane society has a 96.7-percent placement rate for animals in its care, a rate that is considered outstanding nationwide.

The humane society is now $20,000 under last year’s revenue and $10,000 over last year’s expenses, and that is why its staff, volunteers and supporters hope to raise another amount to reach the Woofstock’s $60,000 goal.

To make a donation, go to its website at or call 320-252-0896 any day after noon.

photo by Dennis Dalman
Vicki Davis, long-time director of the Tri-County Humane Society, gets ready to embark on a 5k walk for the 29th annual Woofstock fundraiser in St. Cloud’s Wilson Park. The goal was to raise $60,000. The full tally of the amount raised is not available yet.

Author: Dennis Dalman

Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.

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