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Souris Valley Animals Shelter Hosts Evening to PAWS

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Caring for lost and unwanted animals, finding those animals loving homes, and promoting responsible pet ownership, are some of the goals of the Souris Valley Animals Shelter in Minot.  

The Shelter hosted it's eighth annual Evening to PAWS fundraising event. Community members were able to have some dinner, bid on silent auction items, and donate to the Shelter. SVAS is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on donations and fundraisers like this to continue their programs. 

"Well, it's really important to have a shelter in a community because there are so many animals who may get out of a fence, they get loose, people don't know where to go," says animal shelter director, Laura Anderson. "People can call us if they have questions about how to care for their animals, we get a lot of that. It's just important because Animal Control is here, but we're also an alternative where for those people who need to surrender their pets and want to see it adopted to another family."

If community members we unable to attend tonight's event, you're encouraged to stop in at the shelter and see how you can contribute to their cause.
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