Volunteer Training for New Shelter Volunteers
April 2019 
Friday, April 12th at 4:00
Thursday, April 18th at 4:00
Saturday, April 27th at 10:45

Trainings are approximately 60-70 mins long. Trainings 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 trainings 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.

PET THERAPY VISITS
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH HANDLING THE ANIMALS (DOGS & CATS) WHILE RESIDENTS VISIT WITH THEM.

Tuesday, April 9th at 1:30 Club Suites, 2:30 Bethesda Memory Care
Tuesday, April 16th at 1:00 Brookdale, 2:00 Copperleaf
Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00 Rice Care Center, 2:00 Scandia
Wednesday, April 24th at 12:45 CARES Treatment Center, 2:00 Bethesda

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 6th Kitten Shower- Party gathering kitten supplies, event at shelter noon to 4pm
Saturday, April 13th Earth Day at PWELC 8am – 1pm, animals going to event **
Saturday, April 20th Petsmart- Willmar noon to 4pm** Tuesday, April 30th Vaccination Clinic- Willmar Fairgrounds 530pm-7pm, see facebook post for more info.

**Volunteers needed for above events**

If you can help at these events, please call 320-235-7612 (talk to Michele B) or emailvolunteercoordinator.hskmc@gmail.com

Closed on Easter Sunday, April 21st

Shop Chewy.com -New Customers go tohttps://www.chewy.com/rp/4393 and your first purchase will give the shelter a $20 donation! 

CANCELLATIONS FOLLOW US ON OUR HAWK CREEK ANIMAL SHELTER FACEBOOK PAGE. WE WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE ON KWLM, Q102 OR KLFD. THE SHELTER IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS & MAJOR HOLIDAYS SHELTER HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 12 NOON UNTIL 6:00 P.M. SAT. & SUN. 12 NOON UNTIL 4:00 P.M.

April Happenings

  • Thank you! – Thank you to all our volunteers who are volunteering at the shelter and our adoption events at PetSmart, we cannot do what we do without you!

  • 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 8a-4:30p. 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.

  • 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 must 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!

  • Pet Vaccine Clinic-April 30th in Willmar and May 9th in Litchfield. Walk in times are 5:30 to 7pm. $10 to vaccinate your cat or dog for distemper (parvo or respiratory) and $15 for rabies. Also offering: micro chipping for $27 per animal & ID tags $8.00 (Includes tax) This clinic is open to income qualified families. Cash only, no cards or checks.

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!
 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: hawkcreekanimalshelter@gmail.com

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