Summer 20131612 Carr Lake Road SE, Bemidji, MN 56601, 218-751-7910, [email protected], www.beltramihumane.comBOARD OF DIRECTORSOfficersChair: Jackie RyderVice-Chair: Teri CollyardSecretary: Sue FeeneyTreasurer: Geri HickersonBoard Members:Michelle KlingerAndrew GiustiStaffExec. Director: Brandon MustfulFront Desk:: Linda OrtonIvory HilliardKennel Coor.: Heather JohnsonKennel Staff: Sharon BramanJordan BurleyDanelle GraceTennielle ThompsonMaintenance: Jules RichardsonMission Statement:Beltrami Humane Society iscommitted to serving the bestinterest of the animals westrive to protect.Our Vision:Beltrami Humane Society isdedicated to operating ananimal shelter for the purposeof finding a quality foreverhome for each animal weserve, encouraging acommunity of responsiblecompanion animal guardians,eliminating the community'sneed to euthanize dogs andcats as a means of populationcontrol, and promoting asociety where companionanimals become more valued.A Message from the Director.Summertime at the Beltrami Humane Society is a fun time for bothpeople and animals. There is a lot of activity both at the shelter andin the community. Many volunteers spend their summer afternoonswalking dogs or brushing our cats. Also, many out-of-towners makesure to see all the great cats and dogs we have to offer. It is not unusual for folks from places hours away to end up falling in love withone of our pets and taking them home.The Humane Society is also striving to be involved in the community.Expect to see shelter animals, staff, and volunteers throughout Bemidji, especially at local events. We want the community to knowthat we are here to save companion animals and we want to partnerwith others to increase our impact.Of course, we continue to need your support. The Beltrami HumaneSociety depends on donations from community members to continueto serve the best interest of companion animals. We can also use volunteer help, in-kind donations, or help with special projects. Currently, we are still in need of Board Members and committee members to set policy, provide suggestions, and be a valuable resource forthe Humane Society.As we look forward our next big event will be the 28th Annual Walkfor Animals in September. Please begin collecting pledges and join usif you can. We appreciate every bit of support from you!In this issue.Message from the Director1Furr Bowl/Happy Tails2New & Renewing Members/Comm. For Critters/Special Thanks3Memorials/Special Needs Pets4Vet Assistance Program/Walk for Animals 20135Shelter Happenings/Animal Care Tip6
Beltrami Humane Society page 2Recent FundraisersHAPPY TAILSFurr Bowl 2013Total Funds Raised: 3,981.50JoseHoneyEvent SponsorBark Avenue GroomingLane SponsorsKat’s Book NookFirst National Bank BemidjiPaul Bunyan CommunicationsMarcoInfomeldWausau HomesPets PlusBaker Heating and AirBen Franklin Craft StoreBeltrami ElectricPepsi Nei BottlingCoca Cola BottlingGrandma’s AtticJose is a lover, but yet very playful. Inthe past year and a half he has justgrown, grown and grown. He is veryprotective of me around the other cats,but very gentle. He is a strange butfund cat with a spunky personality.“Dottie has been a great, wonderful,intelligent dog. Our family is very attached to her. My kids love her verymuch.”www.beltramihumane.com.“your one-stop shop for information and *************************************Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter!
Beltrami Humane Society page 3New and Renewing MembersSue FeeneyCommunity for Critters DaySponsorsKat’s Book NookMembership contributions help guarantee asafe haven for our animals until they are allthe way home. Memberships help pay forstaff who nurture the shelter animals daily,medication and medical expenses to maintainthe health of the animals, spay/neuter costs,and general building maintenance and operations costs.In addition, as a member, you will be kept informed about shelter activities and events,be eligible to join our Board of Directors, andbe able to vote annually on our Board Members.Memberships are a very important part offulfilling the mission of the Beltrami HumaneSociety.Security BankMorell’s Trading PostMN Nice CaféNorthway Insurance ServicesLueken’s Village FoodsPet ZoneBemidji Chrysler CenterCommunity for Critters Day was held onSaturday, June 29th as an opportunityfor local businesses to support the Beltrami Humane Society. We are gratefulfor their partnership with us to helpcompanion animals. Please let the abovebusinesses how much you appreciatetheir support.Sponsor-a-Pet SponsorsSanford Eye ClinicRuth AndersenLonnie and Nica TeselleSue DearholtMeagan DealSpecial ThanksThe T-Shirt ShopChiropractic Professionals and Pets PlusBemidji Driving SchoolAffinity Plus Federal Credit UnionHorace May Elementary SchoolNorth Country Snowmobile ClubNorthern TownshipRoosevelt TownshipTen Lakes TownshipConfidence Learning Center
Beltrami Humane Society page 4Memorials, Tributes, &In Loving Memory of Honorariums-Shari Chapman from Rose Lambros, KarenKociemba, Carol & Bernard Bodien and Robert & Katherine Thompson-Donna Peterson from Julie Dodge Johnson-Fern Dalby from Billie Bauer, and Mary & Bob Melchoir-Myrtie Hunt from Ruth Howe-Blanche Gould from Grant Blake and Linda Gould-Mary Moe from Richard Thomton, and James & Julane Kalina-Maxine Paulson from Eileen Nistler, Delores Anderson, Donald & Lovetta Hammer, and ErikaProw-Dick Clemens from Donald & Susan Hoornstra, Denise Watkins, Robert Fuller, and JohnBerwanger-Donna Hightshoe from several anonymous donorsIn Honor of -J Gorman from Don & Lenore Anderson-Patrick Scholz from Susan Hunter Weir-Cindy Nornes from Jennifer Dodge-Cindy Nornes from Julia FlannersSpecial Needs ResidentsGemma and Willie are one year old AmericanBulldog/Pitbull mixes. They are both verysweet and gentle dogs. However, they arequite fearful, and will need much love and attention so they know they can trust you.Gemma and Willie have been at the sheltersince February and need a home.Misty is a 6 1/2 yearold one-eyed cat.She has been at theshelter since February of 2012. Heradoption fee is only 25 because of donations made to ourSpecial Needs Fund.George is a 3 yearold cat with FIV. Hehas been at the shelter since May of2012. He is playfuland independent.George’s fee is alsoonly 25. Help usfind him a home.
Beltrami Humane Society page 5Veterinary Assistance ProgramThe Beltrami Humane Society is very pleased to announce its new Veterinary Assistance Program. The program is made possible by a 2500 grant from the BanfieldCharitable Trust. The intent of the program is to ensure that families and pets canstay together.In order to take advantage of this program, the applicant must demonstrate financialneed. If you qualify, you will be eligible for up to 250 or 50% of the estimated costof treatment, whichever is less. The funds are available for basic, preventative, oremergency care, but preference will be given for emergency situations.All grant funds must be expended by June 30, 2014, but it is expected that all thefunds will be expended well ahead of time. The Humane Society normally receivesabout 3 - 5 calls per month from pet owners seeking assistance.Full program guidelines can be found online at www.beltramihumane.com/vetassistance.htmWalk for Animals 2013Saturday, September 7, 201310 am - Registration, 10:30 am - Walk BeginsRotary Pavilion on Lake BemidjiCelebrate our 28th Annual Walk for Animals - an annual fundraisingevent to benefit homeless, neglected and abused companion animals in our community, by collecting pledges or donations from yourfriends, family, neighbors and local businesses. You can collectpledges on your own, or part of team.Pizza and beverages will be provided for all human participants after the walk. Water andtreats will be available for the dogs. Prizes will be awarded for the top pledge collectorsas follows:Individual: 1st prize- Kindle Fire 2nd prize- 30 3rd prize - 20Team: 1st prize - 100Registration forms and Pledge forms available at www.beltramihumane.comSponsors: Ace on the Lake, First National Bank, Infomeld, Dominoes Pizza, Culligan,Grandma’s Attic, and Pinnacle Publishing
Learn about our new Vet Assistance ProgramShelter Happenings:2nd Wednesday of every month: VolunteerTraining2nd Saturday of every month: Kitty Play Date atKat’s Book NookJuly 17 - 2nd Level Volunteer TrainingJuly 27 - Paws for a Book at Kat’s Book NookSept. 7 at 10 am- Walk for AnimalsOct. 20 - Fall Harvest Dinner at Eagles ClubSHELTER NEEDS.Cat litter(Arm & Hammer,Fresh Step, Tidy Cat )Peanut ButterDish soapCopy paperLaundry soapKleenexFloor CleanerKeep Your Cat Safe in a Heat Wave1. Protect your cat when the temperature heats up!The temperature is soaring, and it’s only going to get hotter. Makesure you know how to keep your cat safe in the summer heat.2.Watch out for heatstroke.Symptoms include panting, lethargy, drooling, fever, vomiting and collapse. If you think your cat may have heatstroke, get the vet ASAP —the condition can cause permanent organ damage and death.3. Offer your cat several ways to cool off.Leave a fan on in a place where your cat can sit in front of it, addsome ice cubes to her water or offer her a cool treat.4.Let your cat find cool spots in the house.Your cat will seek out the cooler parts of your home, so make sureshe has access to areas with tile floors or rooms that don’t get muchsun.5. Play in the morning or evening.Any exercise should take place during the cooler hours of the day.This is especially important for young kittens and seniors, both ofwhom are very vulnerable to heatstroke.Information from www.petfinder.com. Accessed on June 28, 20131612 Carr Lake Road SEBemidji, MN 56601In This Issue.