Volunteer Training for New Shelter Volunteers
January 2019
Tuesday, Jan 8th at 4:30
Saturday, Jan 19th at 11:00
Tuesday, Jan 29th at 3:30

Training’s are approximately 60-70 mins long. Training’s are listed above, and volunteers leave at the end of the training if we are closing. You only need to attend one training class. Families are encouraged to participate. There is a form that needs to be filled out at shelter or online at www.thehskmc.com.
Kids that are 12 and older can volunteer without an adult present, but their time is limited to 2 hours per visit. All training’s are held at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. You do not need to pre-register. Persons 17 years of age & under must have a parent or guardian sign the form. Children 11 & under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, Jan 8th at 1:00 Club Suites, 2:00 Bethesda Memory Care
Tuesday, Jan 15th at 1:00 Brookdale, 2:15 Copperleaf
Wednesday, Jan 16th at 1:00 Rice Care Center, 2:00 Scandia
Wednesday, Jan 23rd at 12:45 CARES Treatment Center, 2:00 Bethesda East- Main

Saturday, Jan 12th – PetSmart Willmar Adoption event 12- 4 pm
Saturday, Jan 19th – PetSmart Willmar Adoption event 12-4 pm
Saturday, Jan 26th – PetSmart St. Cloud Adoption event 1-4 pm
**Volunteers needed for above events**
If you can help at these events, please call 320-235-7612 (talk to Michele B) or email

SCHWANS CARES FOOD CAMPAIGN #44248: Use this code to help support the shelter
Shop Chewy.com -New Customers go to https://www.chewy.com/rp/4393 and your first purchase will give the shelter a $20 donation!

SAT. & SUN. 12 NOON UNTIL 4:00 P.M.

January Happenings
Thank you! – We would like to thank all the generous volunteers and grocery shoppers for the $1525 raised in tips at Cub Foods right before the Christmas Holiday. Thank you so much for your support! MNSNAP (MN Spay Neuter Assistance Program) – The 2019 dates for the mobile service to arrive here in Willmar are Jan 7, Mar 4, Jun 10, Aug 5, Oct 14, & Dec 23. Please tell your family, friends, and coworkers about this low cost spay/neuter program. Register animals now as the calendar fill very quickly. You can register online at mnsnap.org or by calling 612-720-8236.

Family Fare – Do you shop at the Litchfield Family Fare Grocery Store? YES, well please save your receipts for us. We collect them and will turn them in for a donation to the shelter. Anyone in the community can stop by and drop their receipts to Cori Heacock who is the Meeker County Administrator Assistant, she has a box at her window in the County Building. Those hours are M-F 8 a-4:30 p. You may also mail them to Hawk Creek Animal Shelter PO BOX 709, Willmar MN 56201, but of course dropping them off is the best so you can see the animals☺

Thrivent Financial – If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars available to direct, please keep us in mind. To direct Thrivent Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “thrivent choice” or click here: http://bit.ly/XJrPZN .

Amazon Smile – Do you order through Amazon? Sign up for Amazon Smile and choose Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker Counties as your benefactor. A percentage of your online purchase comes back to the shelter. The shelter also has a wish list on our website and items on Amazon Smile that we use here, you can have it shipped right to the shelter.

Schwan’s – Get some yummy food and use our Campaign number which you’ll find on the first page of this flyer. Our shelter can be found by using the zip code 56201. Just another fun way to give a percentage back to the shelter.

Tuft & Paw – Visit www.thehskmc.com and find the Tuft and Paw link for purchasing cat furniture. Hawk Creek receives 10% of your purchase. Happy Shopping! MEOW

Chewy.com – Where Pet Lovers Shop, New account members only, the order has to come from clicking the link on our website or https://www.chewy.com/rp/4393 . Chewy will send the Hawk Creek $20. Share with anyone who has never enjoyed the ease of using Chewy. Order for dogs, cats, small pets, horses, and more! Fun Info!

 Willmar has 2 dog parks! One is over by the Taunton Stadium and West Central Industries. Bring your pooch
and have a blast! Second one is at Marie Lingl’s Fancy Coats, east on hwy 12, which also has a very large dog park, with a small membership fee.
 Pet of the Week is featured in West Central Tribune, Litchfield Independent Review and Lakes Area Review, watch for who is being featured!
 Listen for us every Friday morning at 8:10 on Big Country 100.3 as we bring Pet of the Week on the air. Also hear us on Open Mic the 2nd Wednesday of every month on KWLM Radio at 10 a.m.
 Join Us! If you didn’t know, you can become a member of the Humane Society, consider becoming one today. Easy sign up on our website or stop in! We have several membership levels and the memberships help us provide care to the animals that come into our shelter and run programs that benefit people and animals.
 Board of Directors – Full Board meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month; January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November at 5:45p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society meeting room. For the March, June, September and December meetings, they are held at the Meeker County Court House building in the lower level meeting room at 5:45 p.m.

Emails for shelter:
To reach Front office/ Adoption center contact: shelter@thehskmc.com
To reach Adoption Events and Volunteer Coordinator: volunteercoordinator.hskmc@gmail.com
Lead Veterinary Technician: shelter@thehskmc.com
Director of Operations: stay tuned for new email

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