Great River Rescue plans remodel

Great River Rescue is planning a remodel.

According to a release, one of the dog shelters will be divided to provide an animal introduction room as well as an intake examination room.

The introduction room will allow potential adopters to meet with animals in a home-style setting.

“We are really excited about this project,” said Executive Director Brandon Mustful.

“For years, we have been considering ways to modify or expand our building, and we think this is a good option to make a positive change that isn’t overwhelmingly costly.”

The new space will also act as a buffer between the dog rooms and the cat quarantine room, so sick kitties won’t hear as much barking.

The family of Ruth Edevold made a financial contribution for the project.

“My mother understood the importance of investing in nonprofit infrastructure to assure long term sustainability,” says Jeanne Edevold Larson. 

“She would agree that our civility is reflected in how we shelter everyone in our community—our treasured furry companions included.  We hope this gift will inspire others to give to Great River Rescue so they can increase their capacity to care for animals and connect them to loving homes.”


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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