Thank you for your support

Collie thank youThank you to everyone who supported the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue in our Give to the Max fundraiser.  We have an amazing group of supporters who care about our collies and the work our organization does. Every donation, regardless of the size, helps make the lives of collies in need that much better.  So, thank you for allowing us to continue our great work.

A special thank you to MWCR’s Secretary and Give to the Max Coordinator, MyLinda Barke, for the extraordinary amount of work she put into this effort.  MyLinda spent countless hours creating the beautiful videos, working with the GiveMN organization over the last several months, writing updates, and keeping all of us informed throughout yesterday.  We would not have been able to raise this amount of money without MyLinda’s work and her dedication to MWCR and our Collies.

Congratulations to our friends at the Minnesota Sheltie Rescue who finished second in the Small Nonprofit category.  It is heartwarming to see so much support for organizations dedicated to helping collies and shelties.

MWCR has earned a strong reputation as a high quality, highly respected rescue organization over the years.  Thank you to everyone for the work you do on behalf of our homeless collies and for your support of our organization.  We are an all-volunteer organization and it is all of you who make MWCR the great organization that it is.  Every collie who has been touched by MWCR thanks you for your generous support.

Sincerely,

Terry Libro, President
Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue

Rainbow Bridge: Tieko

TiekoWith grateful hearts we celebrate the life of Tieko, our permanent foster.  Tieko  joined us a year and a half ago, running and then walking, our vineyard with his three collie brothers. He barked at deer, trotted after squirrels, and tolerated the cat. He was gentle and quiet; friendly in a reserved way, and always enjoyed treats and meals. Tieko epitomized the elegance and grace of a collie. It was our privilege to share a small portion of his life. Tieko was a gift who was shared with us and we are thankful that we had the opportunity to know and love such a special dog. – Mary And Jeff Aderman

Free workshops

event-dogs-rowThe Humane Society of the United States has set up a group of free workshops across Minnesota to connect with caring people who want to do something to help animals. We’ll go over priority animal legislation in Minnesota and what you can do to make lasting improvements. Here’s where we’ll be:

Elk River – November 10
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Great River Regional Library, Meeting Room

Burnsville – November 12
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Burnhaven Library, Community Room

Minneapolis – November 16
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hosmer Library, Meeting Room

Shoreview – November 21
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ramsey County Library – Shoreview, Community Room

We’re in the midst of a massive shift when it comes to our dealings with animals, and we envision more progress on the horizon. We hope you’ll jump on this chance to become a part of the movement in Minnesota.

It’s an exciting time to be an animal advocate. Any gains for animals are hard and long-fought — but they’re possible and even probable if we stay focused and stick together!