Volunteer Training for New Shelter Volunteers
October 2019
Friday, Oct 4 at 4:00
Friday, Oct 11 at 4:00
Saturday, Oct 26th 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. 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, Oct 8th at 1:30 Club Suites, 2:30 Bethesda Memory Care
Tuesday, Oct 15th at 1:00 Brookdale, 2:00 Copperleaf
Wednesday, Oct 16th at 1:00 Rice Care Center, 2:00 Scandia
Wednesday, Oct 23rd at 12:45 CARES Treatment Center, 2:00 Bethesda-North, 3:00 Bethesda- East/West
(New added section on Oct 23)


Thursday, Oct 3rd – Pet Therapy visit at Glen Oaks in New London 11am to noon
Saturday, Oct 12th – PetSmart Adoption Event noon to 3pm Willmar Store
Wednesday, Oct 16th – Ladies Night at Runnings, Willmar and Litchfield 5pm to 8pm
Thursday, Oct 17th – Harvest Madness – Litchfield Opera House 4pm- 7pm
Saturday, Oct 19th – Petsmart Adoption Event noon to 3pm Willmar Store
*Saturday, Oct 19th – Pins for Paws Fundraiser 11am or 1pm- Registration required (no animals in attendance)- check out our facebook page for information!
Saturday, Oct 26th – PetSmart Adoption Event noon to 3pm Willmar Store

~~ 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.

October Happenings

Thank you! –

  • Thank you to Kody with Zigity Squeak for our new website that is mobile-friendly too!
  • To all the volunteers who come to the shelter to help walk dogs, provide snuggles to the cats, bunnies and guinea pigs and help maintain the clean atmosphere of our shelter.
  • The fall will slow down, but volunteers are still in high demand. Please mark your calendars with our events and we hope to see your smiling face at one of our events!!

MNSNAP (MN Spay Neuter Assistance Program) – The 2019 dates for the mobile service to arrive here in
Willmar: Jan 7, Mar 4Jun 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:

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.

Chewy.com – Where Pet Lovers Shop, New account members only, the order has to come from clicking the link; 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 5:45p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Library 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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