Heartland Humane Society to host event The Heartland Humane Society will be hosting its second annual Tails & Trails event on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Cotton Park in Vermillion, at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. This event allows for pet owners and their four-legged pet(s) to enjoy a morning walk on Cotton Parkâ�?�?s trail while taking in the dayâ�?�?s events. There will be a â�?�?meet and greetâ�? with the Heartland Humane Societyâ�?�?s adoptable dogs. HHS T-shirts and information about the organization will also be available. Donations are welcome and will be honored toward the HHS Spay & Neuter Program. Fruit and beverages will be provided. Four-legged pet(s) will receive a holiday bandana and homemade doggie treats. The Heartland Humane Society (formerly the Yankton Area Humane Society) was established in 2000 by a dedicated group of volunteers who came together to improve the lives of homeless and abused animals. HHS is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. As a non-profit organization, HHS relies mainly on private donations. HHS generates income through annual membership fees, its adoption program, fundraising events and sales of T-shirts. All fees go towards spaying or neutering, general and emergency medical care, food and shelter for the animals that come under its care and fees associated with administering these programs. In 2006, planning began for a shelter building, as a board of directors was formed and the name was changed to Heartland Humane Society to include Yankton, Vermillion, Hartington, NE, and the surrounding communities. At the present time, HHS has a designated building fund to continue with its goal of a physical shelter. HHSâ�?�?s only way to rescue animals is through its foster care program where generous families take in rescued pets. The ultimate goal is to build a shelter to ensure that every rescued pet will have a place to stay. Through the continued support from all its members, donors and volunteers, HHS is hoping to make its goal of building a shelter a reality. For more information on HHS and what you can do to help, please visit: http://www .heartlandhumanesociety.net or call (605) 664-4244.
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