Greeting from Grant County Humane Society!
2023 has brought challenges for many. Costs are going up and contributions are going down with so many tightening their budgets. It costs approximately $400 a day ( 12, 400 monthly )to keep the shelter running. We do our best to cover normal operating costs through a series of aggressive fundraising events throughout the year. Additional income sources are in the form of memberships and sponsorships, adoption fees, surrender fees, and donations. GCHS is facing our most challenging year yet again. So we are asking for help in any way you are able, whether it be donations of funds or supplies, suggestions on future fundraisers, or maybe consider becoming part of our board of directors.
The Grant County Humane Society was established in 1998, and for the past 15 years we have worked out of the Fjoslien Animal Shelter caring for lost, stray, and abandoned cats and dogs. In 2023, the shelter has taken in 81 cats and 48 dogs, to date. 61 cats and 25 dogs have found their new forever families. 21 lost animals have been kept safe in our care until their owners are found. We still have 33 cats and 10 dogs still waiting for their furever homes. GCHS has always been a no-kill shelter and every animal is cared for by our team until a home is found, no matter how long that may be .
We are grateful for the incredible support shown to the shelter by our Grant County communities and beyond, and thankful for all of you, our faithful supporters who host Facebook fundraisers, answer our calls for help with monetary donations when we have a big project and all of your donations of supplies through Chewy, Amazon Smile or just dropping things off at the shelter. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
The shelter has an incredible team of employees and volunteers who answer the call at any hour when needed, at times outside of their regular working hours. We work with the amazing doctors and staff at Lake Region Small Animal Center who go above and beyond and provide the shelter with a very generous discount on their services. Staffing and vet care are our largest expenses. Our primary goal is the health and well-being of our animals. All animals are spayed or neutered, given necessary vaccinations, and any health issues are addressed before sending them to their new homes.
Every dollar counts as we do our best to stretch the money and supplies to cover our ongoing needs. This year we have definitely had many animals with extra needs (like special surgeries, other health needs, puppies, and kitties, etc.) and we do our best to give them the loving care they deserve. Thank you for supporting the shelter and our animals as you continue to make a difference.
Our no-kill animal shelter is dedicated to providing a safe environment for domestic dogs and cats until their forever homes are found.
Grant County Humane Society was founded in Elbow Lake, MN on April 13, 1998, by a group of caring individuals who saw the need to provide a safe place for homeless and lost animals to reside until new homes were found or their owners reclaimed them. We take in over 200 animals each year that are abandoned, lost, or surrendered to our care because their owners can no longer care for them. We are a no-kill shelter and our animals are with us as long as it takes to find that perfect forever family.
Our Mission: We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for domestic cats and dogs until a new home is found. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership.
Thank you for your donation and your support. We are very grateful and every dollar donated goes to the care of our loving animals in need.