Volunteer Training for New Shelter Volunteers
August 2019
Friday, August 9th 1 pm
Thursday, August 22nd 4 pm
Saturday, August 31st 10:45 am

Training’s are approximately 75 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. All children 11 & under need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Shelter animals are brought to enrich the residents- Please volunteer
Tuesday, August 13 at 1:30 Club Suites, 2:30 Bethesda Memory Care
Tuesday, August 20 at 1:00 Brookdale, 2:00 Copperleaf
Wednesday, August 21 at 1:00 Rice Care Center, 2:00 Scandia
Wednesday, August 28 at 12:45 CARES Treatment Center, 2:00 Bethesda-North


Saturday, Aug 3rd- Pennock Parade, line up at 1030, start at 11
Tuesday, Aug 6th – Rockin’ Robbins set up 3:30 and leave at 630 pm
Tuesday, Aug 13th – Camp Kesem, Paynesville 2 to 5:30 pm – bringing animals to the kids
Saturday, Aug 17th – PetSmart Clear the Shelter Event at Willmar store 12-3 pm
Saturday, Aug 17th – PetSmart Clear the Shelter Event at St Cloud store 1-3 pm
Sunday, Aug 18th – Pet Smart Clear the Shelter Event at Willmar store 12-3 pm
Tuesday, Aug 20th – Camp Kesem, Paynesville 2 to 5:30 pm – bringing animals to the kids
Friday, Aug 23rd – Annual Garage Sale- 4 pm to 8 pm- Here at shelter
Saturday, Aug 24th – Annual Garage Sale – 8 am to 4 pm? Or when sold out!
Saturday, Aug 24th – Raymond Parade – 12:30 line up, 1 start time
Tuesday, Aug 27th – Spicer ECFE Preschool Fair 5:30 to 7 pm
~~ 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 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.
August Happenings

Thank you! –

  • To all who helped bagged groceries at Cub Foods, we made $847.27 during this fundraiser which stays here with the animals.
  • We had 3 parades to attend with only one that had to be cancelled. We thank all the walkers who showed off our dogs.
  • All 8 pet therapy visits were well attended, and much appreciated by all the residents!
  • We vaccinated roughly 30 animals at the Kerkhoven Vaccine Clinic, thank you for updating your pets vaccines.

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 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:

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/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, 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 Willmar Library 2nd floor. 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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