Humane Society Expands Hours of Operation

Kalispell, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is expanding its hours of operation and opening its Adoption Center doors to the public on Tuesday’s from 11am to 5pm.  Effective Tuesday, July 26th, public visitation hours will be Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

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The Humane Society of Northwest Montana, home of the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that serves homeless cats and dogs.  Its mission is to provide a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home. 

Dependent on community donations for support, the Humane Society does not receive any government funding or funding from any national animal welfare groups.  Tax deductible donations from individuals, businesses and charitable foundations provide for the critical care needs of orphaned pets as they await adoption at the no-kill animal adoption center.

For more information, visit www.humanesocietypets.com.

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Roundup for Safety Grant Award Safeguards Lives

Roundup for Safety Grant Award Safeguards Lives

Kalispell, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $1,300 grant from Roundup for Safety sponsored by Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Helping to safeguard lives, the Roundup for Safety grant award was used to fortify existing chain link fencing surrounding the Humane Society’s pet park.  In an effort to increase safety for people and pets, the Humane Society had horizontal metal posts installed along the bottom perimeter of the pet park’s chain link fence to reduce the risk of dogs pushing through and escaping onto nearby US Hwy 93 N where thousands of motorists commute daily.

Roundup for Safety awards grants to nonprofit organizations in Flathead Electric Cooperative’s service area that need help paying for safety-related projects.  Funds that support the Roundup for Safety program are from participating members who allow their monthly bills to be “rounded up” to the nearest dollar with the extra money going to a fund that is administered by an independent board of directors.

According to Executive Director, Lori Heatherington, “We are extremely grateful to the Roundup for Safety Board of Directors for supporting the pet park safety project and thrilled that we were able to secure the fencing before the dogs days of summer arrive bringing with it more traffic along Hwy 93.”

For more information about the Humane Society of Northwest Montana or Roundup for Safety, Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc., visit www.humanesocietypets.com or www.flatheadelectric.com

Summer Volunteers Needed to Help Homeless Dogs

Kalispell, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana, home of the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center, is hosting Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, June 18th at 11 a.m. and is looking for summer volunteers, age 18 or older, who enjoy spending time outdoors leash walking homeless dogs.

Volunteer Orientation is a free one-hour session that is open to the public and will be held at the Animal Adoption Center located at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell, off US Hwy 93 N.

Summer Volunteers Needed to Help Homeless Dogs

Summer months provide a variety of outdoor activities for dog loving volunteers who are willing to accompany homeless dogs outside to play fetch in the Humane Society Pet Park or to accompany adoptable dogs at off-site community & weekend events.

Volunteer opportunities to care for homeless cats are also available.  To learn more about how you can help homeless pets this summer, attend Volunteer Orientation.

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Celebrate National Adopt a Cat Month at the Humane Society

adopt-a-cat-monthKalispell, MT – In honor of National Adopt a Cat Month, the Humane Society of Northwest Montana, home of the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center, is reducing its adult cat adoption fees to $35 for the month of June and providing cat adopters the chance to win a gift basket.

Celebrate National Adopt a Cat Month by adopting a fabulous feline from the Humane Society at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell; off US Hwy 93 N between Kalispell and Whitefish.  Public visitation hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 11am -5pm.

Cat adoption fees include vaccinations for the cat, spay or neuter surgery, microchip identification and a certificate for a free veterinary exam.

To adopt a cat, applicants must be at least 18 years old; able to verify that they can have a pet where they live and verify that any pet in their home is current on its rabies vaccination.

The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is a 501 (c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that serves homeless cats and dogs and depends on community donations for support.  The Humane Society is located at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell. Public visitation hours are Wed – Sat from 11am to 5pm. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Celebrity Bartending Event Helps Homeless Animals

Celebrity Bartender

Kalispell, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is happy to announce its upcoming Celebrity Bartending Event fundraiser featuring musician extraordinaire, John Dunnigan, on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake and the public is invited.

Hosted by The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, the annual Celebrity Bartending Event will take place in the Boat Club Lounge & Restaurant on May 27 th from 4pm to 6pm and is a fun way to wrap up the work week. Enjoy musical entertainment by singer/songwriter John Dunnigan and help homeless cats & dogs by bidding on silent auction items.

Admission is free and proceeds from the silent auction items will be donated to help homeless cats & dogs at the Humane Society of Northwest Montana, home of the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is located at 1380 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish, MT.

The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that serves homeless cats and dogs and depends on community donations for support. The Humane Society is located at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell; off U.S. Hwy. 93 N between Kalispell and Whitefish. Public visitation hours are Wed – Sat from 11am to 5pm. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

For more information, call 752-7297.

Petco Foundation Invests in Humane Society of NW MT

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Humane Society of NW MT

Grant of $7,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Northwest Montana

Kalispell, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $7,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption preparation program.

The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home and serves northwest Montana.  Since opening its adoption center doors in July 2004, the Humane Society has operated under the no-kill philosophy and helped to save the lives of thousands of homeless cats and dogs.

The Petco Foundation investment will help provide direct critical care to orphaned and abandoned pets. All Humane Society pets are examined by a licensed Veterinarian upon intake and vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered before adoption.

“Petco Foundation’s support and partnership make it possible for the Humane Society to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs so that each pet is prepared to live its best life” said Lori Heatherington, Executive Director.

For more information about the Humane Society of Northwest Montana or the Petco Foundation, visit www.humanesocietypets or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag#PetcoFoundation.

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About the Humane Society of Northwest Montana

The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization that operates the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center located at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell. Its mission is to provide a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home.  Adoption Center visiting hours are WednesdaySaturday from 11am to 5pm.

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $135 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen.  Working with thousands of animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay/neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives.  Through our Think Adoption First© program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the county to increase pet adoptions.  So far, we’ve helped more than 4.2 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

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Holiday Sale Helps Homeless Pets

Kalispell, MT – To help support homeless cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Northwest Montana, the Humane Society is hosting a holiday gift items sale for pets and their people on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 19, 20, and 21 from 11am to 5pm.

The sale is being held at the Humane Society’s adoption center located directly off Hwy 93 at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell.

Shop early for holiday gift items that include holiday pet sweaters, pet toys, leashes, collars, and blankets.

As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Humane Society operates the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center and is funded solely by donations, grants, corporate sponsorships and fundraising events.  Their mission is to provide a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home.

The adoption center is open to the public WednesdaySaturday from 11am to 5pm.

For more information, visit www.humanesocietypets.com.

Holiday Gift Sale

Great Fish Community Challenge

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Whitefish Community Foundation Great Fish Community Challenge

Humane Society Gears Up for Whitefish Community Foundation

Great Fish Community Challenge
Fish 5K Fun Run and Fair

KALISPELL, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is proud to be selected as one of the 33 nonprofit organizations that will participate in the first annual Whitefish Community Foundation’s Great Fish Community Challenge.  Kicking off on June 9, this annual charitable giving campaign offers participating nonprofits the opportunity to earn a matching grant up to $15,000.

Designed to maximize donations, the Whitefish Community Foundation will put a minimum of $150,000 into a matching grant, known as the Great Fish Fund and stretch those dollars across the total pool of donations raised by the nonprofits collectively.  The community’s donations plus the matching funds will be awarded at the end of the Challenge.

The Great Fish Community Challenge goals are to help nonprofits raise mission awareness while maximizing donations with a matching grant and to encourage community-wide participation. As an added benefit to participating nonprofits, the Community Foundation will cover all credit card and processing fees so donors can have confidence that 100 percent of their donation, plus the matching grant, will go directly to their favorite nonprofits.

The marketing and administrative costs will be covered by the Whitefish Community Foundation and the Great Fish Community Challenge sponsors; First Interstate Bank, Parkside Credit Union, National Parks Realty, Glacier Bank, The Iron Horse Foundation, JCCS, CPA’s, Big Sky IV and Compounding Pharmacy and Don K Subaru.

The Great Fish Community Challenge will culminate with a celebratory Community Fair and Fish 5K Fun Run in Depot Park on September 12.  To participate, obtain an official donor form or make an online donation, see: www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org. Official donor forms will also be available at all local downtown Whitefish businesses, the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce, the Humane Society or any of the offices of participating nonprofits.

For more information about the Humane Society of Northwest Montana or the Whitefish Community Foundation, visit www.humanesocietypets or www.whitefishcommunityfoundation.org.

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About the Humane Society of Northwest Montana

The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization operates the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center located at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 5pm. The mission of the Humane Society of Northwest Montana is to provide a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home.

About the Whitefish Community Foundation

The Whitefish Community Foundation is a foundation whose mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Whitefish area by fostering philanthropy, building endowments, and helping donors and nonprofits benefit our community. The Foundation, located at 214 2nd Street West, Suite A in Whitefish, serves philanthropists in the Whitefish community by providing optimal tax advantages, responsible investing and effective grantmaking through WCF donor directed grants and donor-advised funds. The Community Foundation is guardian to many local Agency Endowment Funds and provides critical assistance to local nonprofits and administers an annual community grant program where nonprofits can turn to find funding for special projects, programs or emergencies.

Leadership Flathead Raises Funds for Homeless Animals

Kalispell, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana in partnership with Leadership Flathead is pleased to announce that the Shake Your Tail Gala held in Whitefish on March 7 raised more than $50,000 to benefit homeless animals.  Due to the volunteer participation of the 2014 Leadership Flathead Class, this year’s sold out Shake Your Tail Gala doubled its fundraising goal.  Proceeds from the Gala will be used to support direct critical animal care for orphaned cats and dogs at the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center.

The Leadership Flathead Class of 2014 selected the Humane Society as their second year stewardship project and served on the Shake Your Tail Gala committee.  Committee members include: Noreen Cady, Teri Dugan, Kelly Gallipeau, Sally Johnson, Erick Moy, Mikel Parrish, Becky Shoemaker, Tammy Walker, and Erica Wirtala.

The Shake Your Tail Gala Committee was comprised of Chairperson & Humane Society Board Member, Jeannine Trousdale, Leadership Flathead Class of 2014 and other Humane Society Board Members. Together the committee exceeded its fundraising goal by engaging the community.  Twenty-four business leaders provided support through financial sponsorships and sixty other local businesses donated over 60 auction items. A one-carat diamond pendant raffle item was donated in memory of Lois Lingle, a former Humane Society volunteer and animal lover.

The committee also engaged the support of local youth to teach them the value of becoming the future stewards of Flathead Valley.  The Whitefish and Columbia Falls High School Art Departments created ceramic dog bowls and the Girl Scout Troup #3388 made ceramic napkin rings that were used for table decorations and given away as door prizes.

Leadership Flathead is a two-year program sponsored by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce to identify and motivate emerging and existing leaders. The program provides leadership development to participants to maximize their contribution to the community and engage in local stewardship.

The Humane Society of Northwest Montana, a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization operates the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center located at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 5pm.  The mission of the Humane Society of Northwest Montana is to provide a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home.

For more information, see:  www.humanesocietypets.com.

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Easter is coming soon!

Easter is coming soon! People are buying their Easter gifts now. If a live rabbit or chick is in your plans, please make sure that you have a plan for it's future! Rabbits go from sweet and cuddle to adult animals who need space to run (and dig!), attention from humans and lots of things to do. Chickens need space to roam in a safe outdoor environment. Both love companionship, and would do best in homes with more than one critter! Think before you buy a live animal as a gift!

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