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Humane Society of Otter Tail County shares impact of donors

The Humane Society of Otter Tail County is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) not affiliated with any national organization or government entity.

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A cat in the HSOTC inspects the camera.
Perham Focus file photo
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FERGUS FALLS — When you work in animal rescue, you come to expect the unexpected as you prepare to meet the demands of maintaining a strong and healthy shelter, 365 days a year. Every day an average of three animals enter the doors of the Human Society of Otter Tail County (HSOTC) in need of a safe and loving sanctuary. That’s over 1,000 dogs and cats annually.

They could not do this important work without the support of individual donors. The Humane Society of Otter Tail County is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) not affiliated with any national organization or government entity. One hundred percent of donations go directly to the care of local animals, and the dogs and cats will always remain the highest priority.

For example, $14 per month will purchase a 35 lb. pail of cat litter for shelter cats/kittens who go through 6,500 lbs of litter every year. A donation of $25 will provide one bag of high-quality dog or cat food. With a donation of $50, one dog or cat would receive life-saving vaccines, and $250 would ensure a full exam, spay/neuter and microchip. A donation of $500 would help meet general operating expenses, building maintenance, staff salaries, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, trash bags, treats, toys, shampoo and so much more.

Another way to give is to sign up at AmazonSmile.com and designate the HSOTC as your nonprofit of choice to receive a portion of every purchase you make. The HSOTC will also accept donations of items such as cars, boats or other things that could be turned into cash to meet shelter needs.

The HSOTC employs nine people and spends over $50,000 annually on spay/neuter, vet fees, medical supplies, meds, microchip and vaccine expenses, with a total operating budget of nearly $300,000. Visit www.humanesocietyotc.org to learn more, give a one-time donation or sign up for a recurring monthly donation.

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