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Givebones Donating to Animal Shelter

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A national charitable dog collar company called Givebones has selected Souris Valley Animal Shelter as its official charity for the month of April.

Founder of Givebones, Tricia Bjornson Andrews, calls Minot her hometown.

She says they are donating 10 percent of their total sales this month to help save animals here in the Magic City.

Bonnie Campo takes us to the kennels of those hopeful animals.

The budget for SVAS is already stretched between food, adoption ads and spay and neuter programs. Sometimes making sure everything is covered is a struggle, which is why Givebones' 10 percent donation means so much.

(Laura Anderson, Director of SVAS) "We'll take anything we can get basically. So I mean it's going to be a huge help to get our name out there, get other people to be aware that we exist, and just the money itself is going to help us buy everything we need to take care of the animals. Some of the things people don't think of is, like obviously we need the food and the toys and the kitty litter, but there is also a lot of house keeping like Pine-Sol, bleach. And then office supplies, like we go through you know computer paper, pens, all of that. So we need everything you would need to run a business plus anything you can think of to take care of an animal. "

To help cope with all the cost they will also host their annual gala. This year they will have auctions for a grill, T. V. and other donated items. The money raised will go toward supplying for the needs of future shelter animals.

(Laura Anderson, SVAS) "Everything is totally relied on donations, and volunteers and fund-raising. So the fund-raising we bring in with the gala is going to go to all the medicine and the food, the toys, everything we get."

Aside from adoption , these animals depend heavily on local contributions. The Evening to Paws gala will be held April 19th. To buy tickets contact the SVAS shelter, and make it a puur-fect night. For KX News I'm Bonnie Campo.

Over the past 12 months the shelter SVAS has saved 700 animals being euthanized, and hope to surpass that total in 2014.

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