To the Editor:
Martin County Humane Society would like to express its sincere gratitude to everyone who made our new building addition a reality.
We will be hosting an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at 522 E. Margaret St., Fairmont. We will have a ribbon-cutting courtesy of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and light refreshments will be served. Please come and see our new addition.
While there are a few things that need to be completed, we are up and running and do so much appreciate the extra room. We now have an area that can be closed off so potential animal adopters can have some privacy when getting acquainted with a cat or dog. The new addition also has given us an extra room that someday may become a cat colony.
Our animal numbers at the beginning of October were 21 dogs and 95 cats. Since we have so many in foster care, it's always a good idea to call the shelter first to see if a specific animal is at the shelter. All of our adoptable animals are pictured on a website www.pawprints.com
We have had a busy summer with all of our fundraisers. Many thanks to all who contributed and participated.
A new season brings new fundraisers. We held our Wine Dinner and Silent Auction on Oct. 18 at Red Rock Center, with 45 people in attendance. A special thank you to Molly Meyer from the liquor store for arranging this most important fundraiser. Thanks to Kim's Cuisine for the delicious menu and to the wine vendors that allowed us to sample their wines.
We will be having our annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the church basement at the UCC Church in Fairmont. We will offer a barbecue or turkey melt sandwich meal, so join us before or after the Glows Parade. Our bake sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Fleet and Farm in Fairmont.
We also will host our last mobile spay and neuter clinic for the year on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Fairmont Eagles Club. More information about this program and registration can be found at www.mnsnap.org
And last, our deepest appreciation to all of our wonderful supporters of the Carl Nettifee Memorial Animal Shelter and the Martin County Humane Society. Without you, neither would exist.
Karen Folkers, president
Nancy Fetters, treasurer
Martin County Humane Society