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Go Huskies!

| May 21, 2021 1:00 AM

The Kootenai Humane Society saved five huskies that were marked for death in overcrowded animal shelters in Los Angeles.

Three Alaska huskies and two Siberian huskies arrived Wednesday.

"They were on the euthanasia list down there and we took them," said Vicky Nelson, KHS development director.

She said the oldest of the huskies is about 5. The dogs are fixed, friendly and ready for homes, Nelson added.

Also on Thursday, the team with John L. Scott Real Estate cleaned up at KHS and then held a barbecue lunch that raised $1,200 for the shelter.

And if you have visited the Burger King in Coeur d’Alene recently, you may have been asked to donate the change of your food order to the Kootenai Humane Society.

Most of you did.

The fundraiser partnership between the local franchisee group and the animal shelter lasted six weeks and raised $1,620.

“We are going through a culture change in our organization right now,” said Jennifer Reynolds, human resources director of Geiger Management, the family-owned Burger King franchisee which owns the location in Coeur d’Alene. “We are making more of a concerted effort to create a team mentality in each of our restaurants by incorporating contests and prizes."

The Geiger Management franchisee group in total raised over $25,000 for animal shelters in the hometowns of the restaurants they own.

“Every little bit helps, and we are really excited to take this to the next level next year,” Reynolds said.

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