Tri-County Humane Society held the first virtual Companion Walk for Animals: “Calling All Super-Heroes.” On Saturday, Sept. 5 the Tri-County Humane Society’s announced that its annual Companion Walk for Animals would be a Virtual walk for the first time. Also, they pointed out that it would also have a superhero spin, according to a release from the prior day.
Super-Heroes Walked And Participated In A Silent Auction
Furthermore, the Virtual Walk was accompanied by a Silent Auction that began on Saturday at 8:00 .m. and running until 12:00 p.m. Additionally, they encouraged Virtual Walkers to begin their walk” at 10:00 a.m.
Angela. Mundis was the Coordinator for the Special Event. She told the St. Cloud Times that they felt very lucky to have so many people who were passionate about animals in “their corner”.
Typically, they hold a Companion Walk annually in September. Each year, the walkers bring in several thousands of dollars for the benefit of the local humane society. Clearly, tens of thousands of dollars make a huge difference in the lives and care of the animals that receive care from the humane society each year.
For the first time, “Super- Heroes” reaching out to help raise money via the fundraiser events were able to do so in person with pledge sheets or to do so online. Their website, www.tricountyhumanesociety.org/walk, shared all the details for anyone wishing to participate.
Although they were not walking together due to the rules of isolation/separation, they were responding to the same need. Clearly, the COVID-19 did not prevent the animals from having the same needs as they had every other year. Animal lovers could not ignore that need or fail to provide for it this year.
Do You Have Super-Heroes In Your Community As Well?
Apparently, most communities have at least one animal shelter or rescue center. How many centers designed to provide care for the homeless animals are in your community? Do they have annual fundraisers to increase their ability to provide for the animals in their care? Do you participate in the fundraiser?
Thankfully, there are many ways you can benefit dogs that include walking. Now, you can walk with the free “Walk for a Dog “app for donations to your selected animal organization! Learn more about how to walk to benefit dogs by checking out this organization. https://www.wooftrax.com/
Other Ways You Can Help Out Your Local Shelter
Local shelters need more than money to make their facilities run smoothly. The more animals needing care, the greater the need for supplies as well as volunteers. Some of the activities that dog lovers can help to provide are as follows.
- Socialize, cuddle, groom, and walk animals
- Maintenance work such as cleaning pens and feeding the animals daily
- Clerical work such as answering the phone or filling out paper-work for adoption
Who Can Volunteer?
- Usually, volunteers at the shelter must be 18 years of age or with someone who is not a minor.
- Capable of reading, writing, and following instructions
- Summer and year-round volunteers are needed
- Being able to volunteer a few hours each week for 3 to 6 months at a time is very helpful to the shelter
- Emergency home volunteers for urgent foster care when the shelter is full to capacity
Thankfully, this community opened its heart and doors to help homeless dogs. https://happymutt.org/doors-opened-to-shelter-stray-dogs/
Can you imagine the joy of having your own forever home after being in a shelter for so many than a thousand days? https://excellentdogsclub.com/bentley-the-bulldog-mix-gets-adopted-after-staying-more-than-1000-days-at-the-shelter/
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