The temporarty pet evacuation center currently housed at the NDSU Research Center (5400 South Broadway, Minot ND) will be closing on August 31, 2011.
The center was opened at the request of the Emergency Operations Center in response to the flood emergency. At itís peak, the temporary shelter housed over 500 flood displaced animals. The shelter was designed to be temporary, emergency housing for the flood displaced animals with the goals of allowing owners time to formulate a more permanent pet care plan. Souris Valley Animal Shelter staff and volunteers are in the process of contacting pet owners in order to assist in transitioning from the temporary shelter to a more permanent arrangement for pet care.
If you have a pet at the shelter and have not been contacted, please stop by the shelter between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm and speak with a SVAS staff member to inform them of your intentions. If you have been displaced out of the area, you may contact the flood information line at (701) 858-9366 to leave a message and a SVAS staff member will return your call.
Area residents who would be willing to temporarily foster a flood evacuated pet are asked to contact the flood information line where you can leave brief information. Again, a SVAS staff member will call you back with further questions or information. In both these instances, the flood line operators are merely taking messages and may not be able to answer your questions.
Arrangements are being made with local and national organizations to house and place for adoption pets that are unable to be re-united with their families. The temporary shelter will continue itís normal operations until August 31, 2011. Any animals unclaimed at that time will be considered abandoned and will be placed for adoption.
All pet owners are urged to stop at the temporary pet evacuation center to inform the staff of their intentions and to make plans for permanently re-uniting with their pets.
For monetary donations, please click the donate button below
There is a flood relief fund set up at First Western Bank & Trust.
First Western Bank
c/o SVAS Flood Relief Fund
PO Box 1090
Minot ND 58702
Thank you for your support.
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