Animal shelter

New space and new opportunity for Souris Valley Animal Shelter

MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Animal Shelter has been part of the Minot community for over 40 years, helping more than 3,500 animals in 11 counties. The shelter needed to be expanded, and a multi-million dollar fundraising effort is now allowing them to double in size.

After more than a year of construction, Souris Valley Animal Shelter is opening its brand new doors to the community.

“Saying that a weight has been lifted doesn’t even explain how far it has come to get there,” said Shelbi Waters, executive director of Souris Valley Animal Shelter.

The new state-of-the-art facility is 6,000 square feet larger than the old building and includes an indoor dog park and on-site veterinary clinic.

“We had to outsource for sterilizations and things like that just because we didn’t have our own facility to be able to do it. Now that we have our community clinic, we will be able to do sterilizations and sterilizations in-house and once that is up and running we will open it up to the community, ”said Pru Bray, administrative assistant and adoption coordinator at the shelter. .

Create new opportunities and develop the ones they already have.

“Backup drives will be developed to a much higher level. Our domestic violence program instead of just serving Minot, we’ll serve domestic violence survivors across the state and then move around South Dakota for a bit as well. So building on the foundations that we already have, ”Waters said.

And ready to start serving those who need it most again.

“We plan to save 1,500 animals and again we’re a no-kill facility so it’s a big business, but we’re ready to do that and really become that beacon for all the other shelters in the world. ‘State,’ Waters said.

Bringing a modern shelter experience to our four-legged friends looking for a home.

Animals currently for adoption had yet to be moved, but shelter officials said they would begin transitioning some animals tomorrow and begin community admission on October 16.

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