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Minot animal shelter sees plenty of adoptions in 2020 amid pandemic

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Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 6:33 PM CST
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MINOT, N.D. – Leadership with the Souris Valley Animal Shelter said they help about 1,000 animals find a home every year, and this year, even with three months closed due to renovations, roughly 986 animals were helped.

Executive Director of the non-profit Shelbi Waters said since the start of the pandemic people have been seeking pet companions.

She also said with the new shelter being built, many animals are with foster families who later adopt them.

“People were really coming out to foster animals which is allowing them to foster to adopt. I think the loneliness from COVID actually helped us quite a bit, and that’s a trend across the nation that animal shelters were able to see,” said Waters.

Waters thanked also thanked the community and staff for their work to give animals in the Magic City a forever home.

You can learn more about the adoption process on the SVAS website.

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