New Year’s Day Brunch Helps Humane Society

Door County Humane Society volunteer Poodie Bonin snuggles a furry shelter resident.

The Mink River Basin is preparing for the fifth annual New Year’s Day brunch to benefit the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). Brunch, served from 9 am – 12 pm, includes pancakes, meatballs, fruit, potatoes, and coffee. Juice is available, along with the Basin’s signature Bloody Marys.

“Each year we see many of our Northern Door friends at this breakfast, and we are happy to talk with them about the year just passed and what is coming up,” said DCHS Executive Director Carrie Counihan. “All the proceeds from this event go immediately to purchase pet food, micro-chipping, and spay/neuter operations for our animals. Right now we have more than 160 cats and dogs in our shelter, so we are extremely grateful for the donation from Mink River Basin and the Rays.”

Mink River Basin owner Wendi Ray commented, “This has become a tradition that we look forward to each year. It’s nice to kick off the New Year by helping homeless dogs and cats in Door County. And this year, the Badger Bowl game begins at noon so we invite people to stay and enjoy that game.”

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under. Mink River Basin Supper Club is located at 12010 Highway 42 in Ellison Bay.