[show_avatar firstname.lastname@example.org]The Rice County Humane Society Inc. will soon be known as Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. We will be phasing in the new name gradually over the next few months. We are very excited about the future as we launch a new web site and a new logo in February. This decision was made after much discussion and we will have a party to celebrate our new name in the Spring.
Why are we changing? For many reasons, one of which is the mistaken impression that we are a government subsidized agency. Yes, we do receive an allocation from Rice County each year, but it is generally abour 2% of our budgeted income. We depend upon grants, donations, and adoptions to fund our mission.
We are an open door animal shelter located in Faribault and serving all of Rice County. In 2009 we took in 1230 homeless animals. We are dedicated to the human sheltering and care of unwanted pets and to the promotion of spay and neuter as a non lethal solution to the pet overpopulation problem.
OUR NEW NAME REFLECTS NEW ENERGY AND HOPE, YET ALSO OUR SAME COMMITMENT TO CARING FOR HOMELESS COMPANION ANIMALS. Look for more to come as 2010 unfolds!!
Kathy Jasnoch, Vice President, Rice County Humane Society