Friday, December 9, 2011

Scottsbluff Winter Farmer' Market to Collect Donations for Humane Society

Some of you know that I organize and manage the Scottsbluff Winter Farmers' Market.  And some of you know that we feature a non-profit organization at each one of our markets.  We collect donations for these worthy organizations at each market and those who donate get their names entered into a drawing for a gift basket full of goodies from all the vendors.  The gift baskets usually contain anywhere from $100-$200 worth of goods!!

I wanted to bring extra attention to this week's non-profit, the Panhandle Humane Society of Scottsbluff.

Last week the Star-Herald published this story concerning the Humane Society.

The article said:
The Panhandle Humane Society in Scottsbluff has 12 more mouths to feed and is hoping the community will lend a hand.
Earlier this week the society accepted 12 border collie dogs, including seven puppies, said Assistant Director Heidi Anderson. She said the dogs came to the shelter as part of an animal-hoarding investigation in the northern Panhandle by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Officials with the ag department contacted the shelter and asked if it could take some of the dogs.
Anderson said 50 to 60 dogs were found on the property and that the other dogs are still with the owner. The dogs brought to Scottsbluff are under quarantine right now, but Anderson said they all appear to be healthy and are available for adoption.
However, with adding 12 more mouths to feed when the shelter is at capacity, it has caused a financial strain.
“We are asking for help from the community to donate dog food and cleaning supplies. Cash donations are always appreciated as well,” she said.
People interested in helping can drop off donations at the shelter. For more information, contact the shelter at 308-635-0922.

Since I hadn't confirmed a non-profit for the December 10th market, I thought what a perfect opportunity for the Humane Society to be our non-profit, especially when they just took on these 12 dogs.

On Monday, Dan the Man and I went to the Humane Society to drop off some donations and to see the dogs. While we were there I took some pictures of a few of the Border Collies that are available for adoption.

 Josh with Diane.
Diane is 3-5 months old and very sweet.

 Darla, also 3-5 months old.
Darla was a little shy and very quite.
I think she'll need a very loving  and patient family
to shower her with lots of hugs and kisses!

And here is Drake!
2-3 months old and with a belly as soft and round as Santa's!
Drake would make a great Christmas Puppy
for a forever home!

I urge you to come to the Scottsbluff Winter Farmers' Market on Saturday, December 10th from 1-4pm at Aulick's TLC (3109 Avenue B) and make a donation to this worthy organization.

For donation ideas, the Panhandle Humane Society has a "wish list" which includes:

Shelter Items
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Lint Rollers
  • Duck Tape
  • 6 X 9 Envelopes
Animal Items
  • Puppy Food
  • Kitten Food
  • Large Knotted Rawhides
  • Kongs (Toys)
  • Cat Toys
  • Kitten & Puppy Milk Replacer

If you have more questions about these dogs, call the Panhandle Humane Society at

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