Volunteers needed for kennel project

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, 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




Dennis Dalman

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.
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