Souris Valley Animal Shelter needs volunteers

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Their pet therapy program that runs two to three times a week is facing a shortage. 
Shelter director Justin Anderson says he’s constantly calling past volunteers to volunteer again.
The pet therapy program allows for shelter pets to visit assisted living facilities, nursing homes the domestic violence crisis center and the YWCA. 
Pets visit with residents for about an hour. 

“We rely completely on volunteers to do these visits and every month I make the schedule and every month I reach out searching for volunteers to fill the slots and every month at some point I do have a little bit of a struggle to get a couple of the spots filled,” said communications director Justin Anderson. 

Anderson adds that if you’re interested in volunteering contact the shelter at 852-6133.

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