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February 23, 2016
Dan Van Hauen ice fishes Tuesday on Foot Lake in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Ice fishing shelter removal deadlines approach
February 23, 2016 - 11:11pm
October 1, 2014
CeCe Terlouw, director of the Heartland Girls’ Ranch in Benson, pats a horse in this file photo. The ranch will start a new program for female victims of sex trafficking later this month. (Tribune file photo by Carolyn Lange)
A safe place for sexually exploited girls
October 1, 2014 - 12:05am
April 12, 2013
Editorial: Support the efforts of Safe Avenues
April 12, 2013 - 9:00am
September 27, 2012
Parvovirus outbreak prompts animal shelter to cancel open house
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
A sample of the pet tags available at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. The IDs are being placed on every pet who's adopted and every pet who arrives at the shelter and is claimed by an owner. They're also for sale to the public. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)
New project of Willmar, Minn., shelter focuses on need for pet ID tags
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
Savannah, left, a female Lhasa apso-poodle mix, and Reed, a male Pomeranian, were apparently abandoned on the edge of Willmar. Hawk Creek Animal Shelter staff rescued the pair who now have a chance to be adopted. The shelter, owned and operated by the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties, spends an average of $209 to care for each animal, and adoption fees do not cover those costs. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Local Humane Society seeks support at Save Our Tails fundraiser Friday in Willmar, Minn.
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 2, 2012
Sue Lea of Kandiyohi volunteers Friday and spends some quality time with the dogs, like Eve, at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Humane Society to give 'state of the shelter' report this week
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
Erin Richards talks Friday about the MnSNAP Spay Neuter Assistance Program's mobile surgery van, which was at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar. Tribune photos by Ron Adams
Mobile, low-cost spay-neuter service meets a need for many pet owners
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
October 7, 2010
Connie Schmoll, Safe Avenues executive director, addresses members of the Willmar City Council during a meeting Monday in Willmar. A proclamation, signed by Mayor Pro Tempore Doug Reese, urges all citizens "to actively participate in the scheduled activities and programs to work toward the elimination of personal and institutional violence against women" as the city observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month. "Safe Avenues is the umbrella name for Shelter House, which works with victims of domestic viole...
Willmar to observe domestic violence awareness initiatives throughout remainder of this month
October 7, 2010 - 12:00am
October 2, 2010
A small orange kitten surveys the world through the wire bars of its crate at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. A high kitten population has overflowed the shelter this fall. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
Animal shelter issues plea for help with high kitten census
October 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
Maysen Nelson, 9, of Willmar looks over the home-baked dog treats for sale Friday at a garage sale to benefit the animal shelter. Proceeds from the sale -- which continues today at Hansen Drive Southwest in Willmar -- will be used to help homeless animals at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Animal shelter
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 21, 2010
Shelter House changes name to reflect broader mission
August 21, 2010 - 12:35am
July 6, 2010
Valerie, a pit bull available for adoption from the Humane Society of Kandiyohi County's Hawk Creek Animal Shelter, is involved in a new training program the shelter hopes will increase the rate of long-term successful adoptions of pit bulls -- a category that includes Staffordshire and bull terriers. Of the 1,000 or so animals who come through the shelter's doors each year, dogs classified as pit bulls are among the harder ones to place. Valerie is also pictured at top and below left during a walk Frida...
Animal shelter tackles new initiative to improve successful pit bull adoption rate
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Chad Butler of Prinsburg dons a blue frock and a pair of high-heeled boots Saturday as he walks the track at Willmar Middle School during the first annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. The event was held to earn pledge money for Shelter House, Inc. and increase public awareness of sexual violence. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Real men wear heels
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2010
These shoes will be worn this weekend by a group of local men who will attempt to walk a mile in them in an effort to raise public awareness of sexual violence. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Men to don high-heeled shoes to draw attention to sexual violence
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am