Construction Continues on Williston's New Animal Shelter

WILLISTON, N.D. - Animals will soon have a place to call their own. Construction on the new Mondak Animal Rescue shelter is underway as workers are working around the clock.

"Right now we are getting the roof on the building we hope to be putting the floors in not long and we have the building pretty much in close. Regardless of the weather our contractors can keep moving and so it should go fairly smooth from that point on," said Tom Rolfstad, president of Mondak Animal Rescue.

The animal shelter is currently operating as a foster based facility. The new shelter would give volunteers more space to board more animals.

"There are so many people that we have donor boxes that gives us supplies from here and Watford City and in Sidney and it's amazing how many people will just buy a bag or two of dog food and just donate it to us," said Rolfstad.

New Boarding kennels are just some of the many features of the new facility.

"There's hundreds of drain pipes sticking up and that's because we literally have a drain under every animal and so when we put a concrete floor under, we will have an imperial surface on that so we literally will hose out the whole facility every day," said Rolfstad.

Rolfstad says he's thankful for the communities support and is confident the shelter will bring in new faces with its new location.

"It's a great group of volunteers people just believe in animals and so it's a lot of fun to even be around these folks their animals are like a part of their family," said Rolfstad.

The animal shelter is expected to open late this year.