Volunteer Training for New Shelter Volunteers
June 2019
Friday, June 7th at 3:45
Saturday, June 22nd at 1045
Thursday, June 27th at 1:15
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 atwww.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, June 11 at 1:30 Club Suites, 2:30 Bethesda Memory Care
Tuesday, June 18 at 1:00 Brookdale, No Copperleaf visit this month
Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00 Rice Care Center, 2:00 Scandia
Wednesday, June 26 at 12:45 CARES Treatment Center, 2:00 Bethesda-North

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, June 1 at KC Dog Park- Willmar 5K run/walk- 9-11am- Want to register and walk a shelter dog? Email us!
Saturday, June 8 at Kandiyohi Parade Line up at 11
Saturday, June 8 at Sibley State Park 1 -4 pm “Centennial Birthday Bash” Cedar Hill Area
Thursday, June 20 at Willmar Block Party 4-8 pm
Saturday, June 22 at Willmar PetSmart 12- 3 pm– 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 emailvolunteercoordinator.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! 
WHAT’S NEW? – Online clothing order – Go to our facebook page or webpage to order! (to be released 2nd week of June)

CANCELLATIONS FOLLOW US ON OUR HAWK CREEK ANIMAL SHELTER FACEBOOK PAGE. 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.

June Happenings

  • Thank you! –
    ✓ To all the veterinary technician students and Veterinarians from Ridgewater College who put on the vaccine clinics in Willmar and Litchfield.
    ✓ Shout out to all the Ridgewater Softball team members who came out to clean, paint and spruce up areas of the shelter, you guys are ROCK STARS!
    ✓ Thank you to Dream Tech Academy for cleaning the shelter van, it was very much needed.
    ✓ Plus, last but not least, The YCC KMS school group came out and their efforts are not going unnoticed as well.
    Hawk Creek cannot be who we are without you and all the volunteer hours everyone puts in is helping animals in need even when you think it doesn’t matter much…

  • 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!

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! The 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/Volunteer Coordinator: volunteercoordinator.hskmc@gmail.com

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