To the Editor:
The Martin County Humane Society wishes to thank everyone who purchased roses from our annual sale. The wonderful profit from this sale has gone into a spay and neuter account for our shelter animals.
And with spring here, it is also kitten and puppy season. We will be in need of foster parents for these babies. If anyone would be interested in fostering kittens or puppies until they are old enough for adoption, please contact Martin County Humane Society at (507) 238-1885 or stop by during our open hours, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The need is always great this time of year and if these little ones have human contact from the start, their chances of adoption improve greatly.
All of the donations we receive are greatly appreciated, be it $5 or $500. Without our donors, we would not be able to offer the services we have. We will be sending out quarterly donation receipts, instead of a thank you card for each donation received. This will held us save on postage.
As with all non-profits, we also have to sponsor fund-raisers. On April 13-15, there will be a scrapbook/stamp event at the mall. Our spring plant sale will be held May 12. The annual golf outing will be June 29 at Rose Lake Golf Course. Our rummage sale will again be in July, with the date to be announced soon. The fall plant sale will be held Sept. 8, while Sept. 16 will be our annual Walk for Animals at Cedar Park. October will be the month for our wine event and silent auction. And Nov. 16 will be the craft and bake sale at the United Church of Christ in Fairmont. We also will be throwing a few bake sales.
We are planning on being at Interlaken Heritage Days in June and the Martin County Fair in August. This information will be posted on the Chamber of Commerce community calendar website. It takes a lot of volunteer hours to be able to cover all these upcoming events and we extend our deepest gratitude to everyone involved.
And in closing, we need to mention that over the past holiday season, we had a "Secret Santa" donate money to the shelter to pay for animal adoptions. Because of this, two dogs and five cats were able to go to their fur-ever homes at no cost to the adopter. Thank you, Secret Santa - you are a true friend of the animals.
Sue Eisenbacker, Karen Folkers,
Mary Peterson, Nancy Fetters,