Despite a worldwide pandemic, many animals still needed our help at the Heartland Humane Society this year. Each day, we see how the virus has infiltrated every part of our lives, including individuals having to make tough choices about basic things like pet food and veterinary care. 

Our role is to help families and their pet weather the storm. Our staff continues to show up every day to provide support and hope for animals. we see how the pandemic is affecting our community's most vulnerable humans and animals every day. 

We're happy to report that we have helped 488 animals so far in 2020 and are looking to continue serving our community's pets and their owners for years to come. COVID-19 not only altered the way we do business in the shelter, but it has changed the way we raise money to fund our services. This year, in lieu of Heartland Humane Society's annual Wine and Whiskers gala--our biggest and most important annual fundraiser--we offer a safe, fun, and delicious way you can support our efforts to reduce the number of homeless pets in our community through adoptions, education, and spay and neuter surgeries. 

Each raffle ticket or party pack you purchase lets us help animals such as Harry and Tough Guy, two puppies from a nearby rural location who came to us very sick and are now in loving forever homes, or Broccoli, Butter, and Clementine, three young kittens found in a drain pipe in Vermillion and are all currently enjoying snuggles with their new human families.

Party pack 

Ordering party packages have expired. On Thursday, October 22 we will tap the Ben's Brewing keg starting at 4:30pm. Feel free to come join us! Masks encouraged. Limit 6 persons per table. For those who ordered a package, please plan to pick up 10/23  either Heartland Humane Society or Valiant Vineyards in Vermillion between 5pm and 7pm on Friday, October 23. 

Raffle tickets

Raffle tickets are $10 each. Over $1,200 in prizes awarded on Friday, October 30th. Prizes include:

$25 to Boston Shoes to Boots
$50 cash
$50 HHS Swag baskets (choice of dog or cat)
Mount Marty 2020/2021 sports family pass
$25 Casey's General Store gift card
$50 Hy-Vee gift card
Starbucks gift card
$50 to Spa at Wynie Mae's
$50 to Sharing the Dream
Vermillion Theater movie passes
Kids activity basket
Cat basket
Red Hydrant gift basket
Gavins Point Veterinary coupon plus gift basket
Coffee Cup Travel Plaza gift basket
Meat bundle from Brian Feilmeier
Greg Biffle signed NASCAR package
Handmade greeting cards
Thread and Ink basket
$25 The Bean gift card and basket
Igloo cooler from Dakota Beverage
YOTES dog basket from Charlie's

NOTE: If you wish to combine multiple purchases, simply add up your total, write in the CUSTOM donation and complete the "write us a comment" letting us know how to divide. You will receive an email if there are additional questions. Thank you! 

We want to thank our 2020 sponsors: Wintz & Ray Pet Crematory and Cemetery; South Dakota Magazine; Marlow, Huff and Woodward (MHW) Law offices; Williams & Company; Baumann Dentistry; Kleinschmit Veterinary Services (KVS); Pete & Jan Johnson; and Dan & Dawn Burns. 

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      We are a charitable organization with an EIN number of 46-0458711. Donations are tax deductible.