Volunteer Training for New Shelter Volunteers

July 2019
Saturday, July 6th at 10:45
Thursday, July 18th at 4:00
Tuesday, July 23rd at 4:00

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. All 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, July 9 at 1:30 Club Suites, 2:30 Bethesda Memory Care
Tuesday, July 16 at 1:00 Brookdale, 2:00 Copperleaf
Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00 Rice Care Center, 2:00 Scandia
Wednesday, July 24 at 12:45 CARES Treatment Center, 2:00 Bethesda-North

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, July 3rd Bagging Groceries for Tips at CubFoods on Willmar 10 – 6pm (sign up for 2 hour shifts)
Thursday, July 4th Parade in Spicer, line up is at 9:30
Saturday, July 13th Parade in Litchfield, line up is at 5:15
Sunday, July 14th Willmar PetSmart, noon to 3pm – adoption event
Tuesday, July 16th Rockin’ Robbins set up 4:00, leave about 6:30
Saturday, July 20th Parade in New London, line up at 10:15
New London Downtown (next to the Little Theater) after parade; until 5pm – adoption event
Tuesday, July 23rd Rockin’ Robbins set up 4:00, leave about 6:30
Sunday, July 28th Willmar PetSmart, noon to 3pm – adoption event
Tuesday, July 30th Rockin’ Robbins- set up 4:00, leave about 6:30

WHAT’S NEW? – Online clothing order –https://bakergraphicsinc.tuosystems.com/stores/hawkcreekanimalshelter/item/1083169?fbclid=IwAR1Hz_3hMePs8ned77N9XchpCCJ0wMfmwlTWaxBHi1L5SwE4wY09QoQBaJY

July Happenings

  • Thank you! –To all the volunteers who helped walk the parades, walked dogs at the 5K and at the block party. We also have been able to keep the pet therapy visits going because of all you wonderful volunteers.

  • MNSNAP (MN Spay Neuter Assistance Program) – The 2019 dates for the mobile service to arrive here in Willmar: 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 has to come from clicking the link on our website or https://www.chewy.com/rp/4393Chewy 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, Lakes Area Review, and on our Facebook and Instagram pages 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 Technicianshelter@thehskmc.com
Front office/ Adoption centershelter@thehskmc.com
Adoption Events and Volunteer Coordinator:volunteercoordinator.hskmc@gmail.com

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