Letter: Community rallies behind Humane Society

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We did it! Thanks to your generous support, the Humane Society of Goodhue County raised almost $1,700 from our GoFundMe appeal. Residents of all ages and income levels, including employees from Red Wing Aeroplane, demonstrated the value this community places on keeping vulnerable animals safe. This total does not include donations given directly to the shelter.

We surpassed our goal and are well on our way to installing a new security system and replacing the dog doors used to break-in.

On a personal note, having moved to Minnesota less than two weeks before the robbery, I wasn't sure what to expect from my new home. You surpassed my expectations by showing that, in the face of adversity, you come together and help those in need. I am so grateful to have an opportunity to call this my home. They count on us, and you've shown that we can count on you!

Cathryn Reed

Red Wing

Cathryn Reed is executive director of the the Humane Society of Goodhue County.