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Local Kids to Help Raise Money for the Washburn County Area Humane Society
A group of kids in Shell Lake, and their families, have formed a club called Helping Paws to help raise money for the local animal shelter that was destroyed by fire in March. They were inspired by a few furry friends and members of the Washburn County Area Humane Society that visited the Shell Lake after-school program. Helping Paws is planning a few fundraisers coming up soon. All proceeds go to WCAHS.
Community Rummage Sale – Saturday, May 27, 8-Noon
At the Shell Lake Primary School gym. Do some spring cleaning and support the new animal shelter at the same time. Please drop off gently used items for donation in the Primary School gym 3-7pm on Friday, May 26. We are looking for volunteers to help set up, starting at 5pm Friday and take down/clean up at noon on Saturday. Sorry, but we cannot accept the following items: appliances, microwaves, copy machines, TVs, baby gates, cribs, car seats, baby swings, diaper genies, life preservers, trampolines, weights/weight benches, beds (any part), large furniture, pianos, organs, fueled equipment (lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc), guns/weapons, hazardous liquids and materials.
Shelter Supplies Donation Boxes
Donation boxes for animal shelter supplies will be located at our fundraisers and in both the Shell Lake schools’ commons areas during the last weeks of school. The shelter needs the following new items: washable cat & dog toys, cat & dog collars, dog leashes, office supplies, Weight Circles from Purina pet food products. The following used items are also very appreciated: blankets, stuffed animals, bath towels, kitchen towels, washcloths, black and white newspaper.
All area kids are welcome to join Helping Paws. They meet after school at the Shell Lake 3-12 School as needed. Contact Amanda Kostner at firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-645-0316, or Dez Hartwig at email@example.com, 715-416-2716 for more info about the group or the upcoming fundraisers.
June 25--WCAHS Music Benefit at the Potters Shed in Shell Lake. More information to come.
SECOND ANNUAL HAPPY TRAILS FOR HAPPY TAILS
Saturday, May 6, was a beautiful day for the second annual trail ride at Dugan Run Horse Trails to benefit the Washburn County Area Humane Society. The number of riders is growing each year as 34 horse and rider combinations took part this year with riders coming from as far away as Hastings, Minnesota, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Prizes were awarded to Bonnie King from Green Bay for driving the farthest, to Jane Malischke who raised the most donations, and to T. J. Edwards for being the oldest rider.
New this year was the “cram the crate” contest and raffle, which turned out to be a great success. The supplies collected will be used at the temporary shelter presently being operated along with the opportunity to store these supplies for the rebuilt shelter.
Unlike the Kentucky Derby, which was also held on May 6, every horse and rider and person who was part of putting this Happy Trails for Happy Tails fundraiser together were first winners!