Thanks to a grant, the Tri-County Humane Society will be able to repaint its dog kennels and spruce up its walking path, but volunteer human labor is needed.
The Society is asking for able-bodied adults who will be able to prep the kennels for painting and/or who can help widen and spread mulch on the dog-walking trail.
The work will take place from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19. There will be a free lunch for participants. To sign up, contact Kim at 320-252-0896.
The Society received a $5,000 shelter-renovation grant from the Pedigree (pet food company) and GreaterGood.org, as well as $5,000-worth of Pedigree dog food.
The kennel rooms will have to be emptied for re-painting. That is why Society members are hoping adoptions will happen – the very best way to “empty” a kennel.
From now through the month of July, all dog-adoption fees will be discounted. Those who want a dog can take 1 percent times the number of days a dog has lived in the shelter, and that number in dollar terms can be deducted off of the adoption fee. For example, a dog that has been at the shelter for 50 days would translate into 50 percent off the fee.
Dogs for adoption and other animals can be seen at the Tri-County Humane Society’s website at www.tricountyhumanesociety.org.
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.