Humane society shines in caring for brutalized dog

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What kind of despicable excuse for a human being would shoot a sweet, lovable yellow Labrador retriever six times at close range while restrained and then leave the suffering dog for dead? That is the hideous crime that happened in Avon Township almost two weeks ago. (See related story in today’s paper.) The good news is the reactions of outrage,

Birthday party benefits humane society, teaches empathy

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by Steven Wright news@thenewsleaders.com When Kelsey Williamson of Sauk Rapids planned her daughter’s sixth birthday party this summer she never imagined it would involve dozens of cats, dogs and rabbits. After winning a drawing put on by the Tri-County Humane Society, Williamson and her daughter Kinzey were invited to celebrate Kinzey’s sixth birthday at the animal shelter in Sauk Rapids.

Woofstock raises funds for humane society

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Once again dogs gussied up as tie-dyed canine hippies enjoyed a 5k walk with their loving owners at the 27th annual Woofstock Companion Walk Sept. 12 at Wilson Park in east St. Cloud. It was the major fundraiser of the year for the Tri-County Humane Society, whose goal this year was to raise $55,000 in pledges and

Humane Society has happy, adoptive weekend

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by Dennis Dalman editor@thenewsleaders.com Oct. 17-19, there were 95 very happy critters and even more happy people at the Tri-County Humane Society in East St. Cloud. In that three-day period, the Society adopted out 92 animals, including 65 kittens, 19 adult cats and seven dogs. “It was a crazy weekend,” said Emma Smith-Miller of Howard Lake, a humane society employee.

Humane society offers cats/kittens sale

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There is a cat-and-kitten sale at the Tri-County Humane Society now through Oct. 30. Adoption fees will be waived on all adult cats, and kittens under 6 months old will be adopted for 50 percent off. To view cats, kittens – and other potential pets – for adoption,  visit www.tricountyhumanesociety.org. Or call 320-252-0896 after noon Monday-Sunday.

Humane society hopes facebook will boost feline adoptions

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Facebook posting just might be the cat’s meow. Members of the Tri-County Humane Society, based in St. Cloud, are hoping so, anyway. They are promoting “Cat Marathon: A Race to the Adoption Line.” Each adoptable cat and kitten will be posted on the humane society’s facebook page. Viewers should click “SHARE” to promote favorite cats and

Good news abounds at humane society with contributions, adoptions, new thrift store

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Good news is bursting out all over at the Tri-County Humane Society based in St. Cloud, where the adoption rate for for adult cats is up 60 percent from this same time last year. Another bit of good news is that all of those cats were vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed or neutered before being adopted. A