As a result of the devastating flood experienced by the City of Minot, North Dakota, the Souris Valley Animal Shelter was thrust into the middle of the chaos, having to open a Pet Evacuation Center. While knowing one day they may be called upon to shelter disaster pets it was so much more of an undertaking then they could have ever imagined.
The Shelter initially thought it would take in roughly 200 pets. But after 4 days, there were 530. Cats, dogs, birds, an iguana, and a bunny! Many volunteers showed up in the beginning but supoprt quickly dwindled. Later, a pipe collapsed, causing sewage to back up into their building. This of course meant the shelter would be closed for business, unable to generate revenue.
The Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead donated $1,425 to help the Animal Shelter get back on its feet. Over half of that amount came from the Massage Therapy and Veterinary Technology clubs. The two student-run clubs hold numerous fundraisers on campus to help support organizations in need.
“A donation from the Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead will not only allow us to recovery some of our financial loss but it also gives us such hope, knowing that there are folks across the state and beyond, who support our mission of caring for unwanted or stray animals,” says Souris Valley Animal Shelter Director Susan Wagers. “Our very existence is made possible through generous donations such as yours and we look forward to a relationship with the Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead in the future.”