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We are delighted to introduce you to Alexandra Colich from Minneapolis of Picture Me Lovely, a photographer new to our sponsorship program and introduced to us by Debra, longtime Home for Life® supporter, sponsor and volunteer. The photo shoot was June 21, and Alex's photos are full of golden light, perfect for the summer solstice and to celebrate the start of the summer season!
It has become a summer tradition for supporter and longtime friend to Home for Life®, Photographer Mark Luinenburg, to come out to the sanctuary for a day of swimming at the Apple River with many of our dogs who love the water. This year, he made it out the day before July 4th, and we had a perfect, hot day for cooling off at the Apple which borders the west side of Home for Life's® 40 acres. See more of Mark's photos and more swimming photos in his public album here.
Featuring the story of Jonathan, an unwanted black cat who found a Home for Life® & became a Peace Creature®!
The "Cat Who Gives Hugs" is Jonathan, one of Home for Life's® Peace Creatures® therapy cats. He is featured in our latest blog post and match drive with $50,000 at stake. Read his story here.
Mark Luinenburg was out last month for his first visit of the year - the winter was so snowy, icy and cold, we didn't have the heart to ask him to come out. We had a lot of catching up to do, and he got many great photos of new faces and old favorites.
Photo Credit: Richard Chin
HOME FOR LIFE'S® Pool Party event is back on for 2019, and will be a one day event only, BUT it will be a nearly all day extravaganza and combine the best of both our events from last year! Below are the latest details.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, our Sunset Swim Party on a Saturday afternoon was such a success that the Town and Country Club members decided that time slot would work better for THEIR event. HOME FOR LIFE'S® Pool Party event is still on, and will be a one day event only, BUT it will be a nearly all day extravaganza and combine the best of both our events from last year!
November 9, 2019: Home for Life's® Fall Gala, The Fancy Feast, with special guest Ashley Judd! The Metropolitan, Minneapolis, MN
In 2019, Saturday November 9, Home for Life® will welcome the A-List actress, conservationist and U.N. representative and humanitarian Ashley Judd as our special guest. Ashley was very interested in being part of the Home for Life® gala as she is such an admirer of Dr. Jane Goodall, our 2018 gala guest and like her, loves dogs and works hard for conservation efforts, particularly on behalf of bonobos apes in their native Congo. Ashley also loves and cherishes all animals, and has relied on her beloved dogs for emotional support animals during turbulent times of her life.
Thank you to those of you who gave so generously to help Home for Life meet our $25,000 match challenge.
Since late November, animal welfare organizations throughout Greater Minnesota have come together to find a way to help 30 cats of the Animal Humane Society's Partner Placement list. Cats who land at one of the four humane society locations are evaluated for placement; some who are experiencing shelter stress or who are very shy are not cats the humane society believes they can support on the adoption floors of their shelters, so they offer these cats to partner rescues to try to find the cats help and therefore avoid euthanizing them.
WHAT a week! Wednesday morning last week at Home for Life®: temperature was -34 degrees! Our overnight staff who lives east of us recorded -41 degrees at her house. This is the air temperature - the wind chill is far worse. With 200 animals at our facility, Home for Life® doesn't have the option to close. We are so grateful to our staff who have braved the arctic cold to come to work and take care of dogs and cats, birds and even Goliath our tortoise.