“It’s Christmas in August,” said Sue Weelborg, of the Duke Memorial Redwood Area Animal Shelter.
On Aug. 3, Tammy Humphries and her husband Wes, of Stillwater, stopped by the shelter with a few donations.
“Few” means items ranging from 10 custom-made dog beds to a pick-up’s worth of handmade blankets and cat toys, dog and cat food, and other items.
Why would a couple from Stillwater donate to the Redwood area shelter?
“My family owns some land in the Redwood area, so we already knew of this shelter,” said Tammy, playing with dogs in the shelter’s back room.
Humphries’ love of animals is statewide. She created a Facebook page, “Lost Dogs - MN” that has already reunited dozens of dogs with their owners across the state.
“We are an all volunteer group committed to reuniting owners with their lost dogs,” stated Humphries. “This service is provided free to dog owners, shelters/rescues and animal control professionals.”
The Humphries created the dog beds and delivered them just shortly after the shelter finally received its last shipments of kennels for the dog room.
“They came in at the perfect time,” said Weelborg.
“We like donating to small no-kill shelters as our way of showing support,” said Tammy, “and since we had a connection to Redwood, we had to visit.”