Susan Perry and her daughter Natalie Perry Smead both had a huge love of all animals and were great supporters and dedicated volunteers of Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. In 2006 Natalie passed away in a tragic accident on the Long Island Railroad while on a trip to New York City. In 2009 Susan tragically passed away as well.
Susan Perry was a long time Northfield resident and employee of Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic. She was generous to people and animals and is missed by everyone who was blessed to have known her.
Prior to her death, Susan had been actively working with Prairie’s Edge Humane Society to plan a Walk for the Animals which would be held in Northfield each fall. After her death, it was obvious to all involved that not only should the planning for the Walk continue, but it should be done so in her honor.
On Saturday, October 8, 2011, we will be celebrating the love Susan had for the animals at the shelter by gathering at the 3rd Annual Susan Perry Memorial Walk for the Animals at Sechler Park in Northfield. Bring your pet and join us for a morning walk! You may walk or enjoy activities from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. There will be a blessing of the animals held at 9:30 AM, raffles, games for humans and pets as well as prizes for the top fundraiser.
If your pet is not microchipped, we will be offering microchips for only $20.00! It can be done right at the Walk by our shelter veterinarian, Dr. Charlie Gumbusky. It takes only minutes. Dr. Charlie will also be on hand to answer your basic pet care questions during “Ask the Vet”.
Walkers donating at least $50 will receive a free Walk t-shirt. All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals of the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. For more information or to donate, call 507-334-7117 or www.prairiesedgehs.org/sueperrywalk.