Volunteer Training for New Shelter Volunteers
May 2019
Friday, May 10th at 4:15
Thursday, May 16th at 4:15
Saturday, May 25th at 10:45
Trainings are approximately 75 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 at all times.

PET THERAPY VISITS
Shelter animals are brought to enrich the residents- Please volunteer

Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30 Club Suites, 2:30 Bethesda Memory Care
Wednesday, May 15 at 1:00 Rice Care Center, 2:00 Scandia
Thursday, May 16 at Renville Health Services 2pm (this is an add on for the month of May)
Tuesday, May 21 at 1:00 Brookdale, 2:00 Copperleaf
Wednesday, May 22 at 12:45 CARES Treatment Center, 2:00 Bethesda-North

UPCOMING EVENTS

*Thursday, May 9th Vaccine Clinic- Litchfield Fair Grounds 530-7pm- Ridgewater Vet Tech students and Veterinarians
Saturday, May 11th PetSmart- St Cloud 1 – 4pm – adoption event
Saturday, May 18th KC Dog Park- Willmar 5K run/walk- 9-11am- Want to register and walk a shelter dog? Email us!
Saturday, May 18th PetSmart – Willmar 1-4pm – adoption event
Sunday, May 19th PetSmart – Willmar 1-4pm- adoption event
Saturday, May 25 Runnings – Litchfield 1-3pm – adoption event

~~ Volunteers needed, unless * next to event~~
If you can help at these events/therapy visits, please call 320-235-7612 (talk to Michele B) or email volunteercoordinator.hskmc@gmail.com

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.

May Happenings

  • Thank you! – To all who have donated a Kuranda bed this month, we’ve had 8 donated this month, with only 5 more to go to fill all the dog kennels at the shelter. Go to the link to help   https://shelterbeds.org/index.php?route=events/events_view&event_id=23214&akey=

  • 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, Lakes Area Review, Facebook and Instagram, 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 5:45 p.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:

Director of Operations: hawkcreekanimalshelter@gmail.com
Lead Veterinary Technician: shelter@thehskmc.com
Front office/ Adoption center: shelter@thehskmc.com
Adoption Events and Volunteer Coordinator: volunteercoordinator.hskmc@gmail.com

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