Give to the Max for the Animals

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Nov 12, 2014 in Rat News | Subscribe

On Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 13th, please consider a donation to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS), now located in Northfield.

PEHS helps over 1000 animals yearly, many spending several months with us while they rehabilitate or wait for a home. Animals do not run out of time at PEHS they stay until they are adopted, there is never a time limit.

PEHS provides many services including sheltering/re-homing animals, medical care/rehabilitation of homeless animals, low cost spay/neuter programs, microchip identification service, pet lost/found information, public education on pet overpopulation, animal welfare, responsible pet care, school/senior facility visits and volunteer/foster opportunities.

Many animals come to us with medical needs. Because PEHS has an in house veterinarian as well as other professional staff these animals receive care they could not receive elsewhere and would normally have been euthanized. PEHS works to heal their injuries and illnesses until they are healthy enough for adoption. Dedicated staff and volunteers care for these animals with love, comfort and dignity.

PEHS regularly houses over 60 homeless cats between the adoption floor and the medical/impound. We occasionally house other small companion animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, pet rats, gerbils and hamsters. All animals housed at PEHS receive much personal attention as well as play time on a daily basis.

Homeless dogs brought to PEHS are housed in foster homes where they are cared for by wonderful volunteers. PEHS provides these foster homes with food, supplies and medical care for the dog while in foster care until they are adopted into a permanent home. The dogs are much happier in foster homes and it allows for their true personalities to shine.

Animals are brought to PEHS from various situations. Many are owner surrenders who are unable to stay in their current home. Some are strays or lost animals and we work to find their owners. When a lost animal is reunited with their owner PEHS provides a free microchip for that animal.

PEHS teams with a local veterinary clinic to impound county stray dogs. If these animals are not reunited with their owners in the allotted time frame the dog is then placed in a foster home and made available for adoption from PEHS.

Some animals have been abandoned along a road, in a ditch, in a rest area or left behind when the owner moves out, to fend for themselves. PEHS takes in these animals, treats their ailments, teaches them to trust again and finds them loving, caring, proper homes.

Prior to adoption all animals from PEHS receive a general health examination to access and treat any health issues, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for ear mites and microchipped. Dogs are heartworm tested and cats are Feline Leukemia/FIV tested.

Food, litter, medical supplies, veterinary costs and other daily operation costs of housing and caring for this many animals is very costly. On November 13th (GTTMD) please go to to make a secure, tax deductible donation, or join us at the Northfield Eagles Club for our “Spay-ghetti” Dinner from 5-7 pm or visit us at Northfield Gives at the Grand from 5-9 pm.

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