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 tricountyhumanesociety.org or call 320-252-0896 any day after noon.
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.