Greetings from our Board President! I’m often asked, “What do you need there at the shelter?” “Would you want my used towels?” [Yes, thank you], “Will you take a used bag of dog food my dog didn’t like?” [Yes, as long as it’s not past 6-months expired], and “Can I volunteer?” [Yes, but due to the COVID situation, only adults can volunteer, and you must participate in our orientation]. But do you know what we really need, more than almost anything? We need Board Members and Committee Members willing to volunteer their time to help make our shelter the best it can possibly be. Come January 2021, we will be looking to add at least four new Board Members. We are especially in need of diversity and expertise in finance, capital campaigns, and/or construction. The commitment involves one meeting a month (3rd Monday, 5:30pm) plus participation in at least one committee, which currently includes: Operations; Membership & Marketing; Human Resources; Finance; Fundraising & Events; Charitable Gaming; and our Building Committee. For those not looking for the commitment of a 2-year term on the Board, you may be interested in serving on a Committee. We are always looking to add new animal-loving community members with enthusiasm and experience to our team. Maybe the current pandemic has given you extra time for reflection, or maybe you’ve turned a certain age and decided to try something new. If you want to help in a real, substantial way through service on our Board and/or a Committee, please consider sending me an email or giving me a call to find out more. I am forever grateful for the Board Members of our past, our present, and our future for ensuring that the Humane Society of the Lakes is here to serve the fur-babies and adoptive families in need. All the Best, Alissa Mork hslpresident@gmail.com 218-844-7486 Shelter spotlight Meet Tank! Hello, my name is Tank! I found my way into the shelter as a stray. I was roaming around all by myself going up to people looking for some food! I am a very friendly boy. I just love to be near you so I can soak up all of the attention that I can. I am a very happy boy when I have toys to throw up in the air and catch. I just love squeaky toys & I will squeak them like crazy! I get along with some other dogs, I do like to jump up to greet people so I may be a bit much for younger kids, and I haven’t been around cats so I would need supervision around any that may be in my new home. I do a really good job of keeping my kennel clean and waiting to go outside to go potty. Every once and a while I forget to use my manners so I could use some training. I can get pretty rambunctious if I don’t get some exercise so it would be nice to go out for walks or play a game of fetch so I get all tired out! I am looking for a new place to rest my paws. I would really like to meet you to see if I could be the boy for you! What are you waiting for? Volunteer update We greatly appreciate all of our amazing volunteers and look forward to meeting new volunteers in the coming months! Due to COVID-19, we are unable to guarantee set dates for upcoming volunteer orientations. Currently, there are tentative volunteer orientations set for the last Monday of each month. We will ask those interested in volunteering to call the shelter at 218-847-0511 or send an email to hslsheltermanager@gmail.com to sign up for the orientation so we may contact you for changes, updates, or COVID-19 guidelines for the orientation. Please watch our website as well for any other changes or updates. 2

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