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Fall Harvest Gala

The Fall Harvest Gala A fundraising dinner for Great River Rescue Great River Rescue depends heavily on community support to continue to provide care for companion animals until a suitable home can be found....

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Shelter Assessment

Great River Rescue performs assessment of shelter operations. The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) compiled the comprehensive Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters to help any sheltering operation meet the physical, medical, and behavioral...

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How to Help Your Rescue Pet Get the Best Sleep

Bringing home a new rescue pet means bringing home a new best friend. You’ll want the best for them — including the best sleep. Fortunately, animals are generally naturally good sleepers and can sleep...

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Dog and Cat Body Language

What I’ve Learned About Dog and Cat Body Language by Brandon Mustful For starters, I need to make it clear that I am not an expert on dog and cat body language. At the...

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Sleep with your Pet: Is it a Good or Bad Idea?

Sleep with Your Pet: Is It a Good or Bad Idea? by Ellie Porter Managing Editor | sleephelp.org For many people, their pets are an indispensable part of their lives. A 2008 survey found that...

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Renewing our Plan

Renewing our Plan By Brandon Mustful Time goes by fast, doesn’t it? It was only a few years ago that we, as the Beltrami Humane Society, created and unveiled our strategic plan. We’ve worked...

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Dog Obedience Training

Dog Obedience Training with Great River Rescue by Brandon Mustful If you haven’t noticed, Great River Rescue will now be offering basic dog obedience training classes. This program is very new, but we hope...

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Changes to Volunteer Program

Changes to our Volunteer Program by Brandon Mustful, Executive Director At Great River Rescue, we are constantly reviewing and evaluating our programs and procedures. The ultimate goal of everything we do is to save...

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Serving as a Board or Committee Member

Serving as a Board or Committee Member by Brandon Mustful Great River Rescue was incorporated in 1977 as the Beltrami Humane Society. According to Minnesota Statute 317, the business and affairs of a nonprofit...

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What We Are Learning

What We Are Learning Dealing with shelter medical issues can be frustrating, but they are an opportunity to grow. By Brandon Mustful In my five years at Great River Rescue, I have seen all...