Great River Rescue reopens May 12

Great River Rescue has announced it will re-open its companion animal shelter on Tuesday, May 12.

The shelter, which was temporarily closed on March 27 due to the public health emergency, will return to full operation with new procedures to promote social distancing norms.

Some of the most notable procedural changes include visitations by appointment only, and the promotion of virtual visits whenever possible prior to any in-person meetings.

Those interested in surrendering or adopting pets should call the shelter at 218-751-7910 to schedule an appointment.

“First and foremost, we are committed to our mission of saving companion animals,” said Executive Director Brandon Mustful. “And, we know the positive impact animals have in our lives, and want to get back to matching up great people with great pets.”

A full list of adoptable animals and adoption procedures can be found on the organization’s website at www.greatriverrescue.com. Those interested in adoption must complete an adoption application and adhere to all adoption policies.


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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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