Souris Valley Animal Shelter Capital Campaign


The Souris Valley Animal Shelter in Minot has big plans to upgrade its current building.

They have outgrown and have high hopes to get started on the project this summer. 

Alexus Arthur tells us the plan. 

The Souris Valley Animal Shelter is celebrating 40 years of fur and fun.

“Now it’s time to rebuild so we can support this community even better over the next 40 years.” said Randy McDonald.

The shelter implemented the capital campaign plan which will rebuild and extend another 7,000 square feet.

“It’s falling apart. There’s rust in it, there’s rusty portions of the building, there’s faulty equipment.” said McDonald.

The plan is split into two phases. The first phase will focus on the addition to the current building.

“The reason we’re doing it in two phases, we build we build phase one and this won’t really affect how we do day to day business.” said McDonald.

The new space will have a multipurpose room.

“Whenever it’s negative 20 outside our animals can have a place to go exercise.” said McDonald.

A spay and neuter clinic.

“The spade and neuter clinic will focus on sterilizing all of the animals in the shelter as well as focusing on the trap/neuter/release program.” said McDonald.

And a doggy daycare and groomer.

“The only limitation, really, is our imaginations.” said McDonald.

Once phase one is complete, phase two will begin which will focus on renovating the current building.

“We’re going to isolate the mechanical rooms, so this way we can focus on keeping clean air where it needs to be.” said McDonald.

The overall project is 3.2 million dollars.

“It relies on donations, it relies on the support of the public.” said McDonald.

The project will make it possible to have furry fun for forty more years. In Minot, Alexus Arthur, KX News.

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