Great River Rescue

Mission Statement

Great River Rescue transitions dogs and cats to loving homes, serves as a community resource, and advocates for kind, responsible pet care.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2020, Great River Rescue took in and cared for 335 dogs and cats. We completed 322 adoptions and 8 reclaims of shelter pets. We spayed/neutered 683 animals through our Pet Fixers program. We also offered a Home to Home website for community members to rehome their pets directly without using the shelter. Throughout the year, we published various educational materials on our website and social media pages. We took thousands of calls and emails and acted as a resource for lost/found pets and other animal welfare related issues.
Current Goals Our current strategic goals include providing the highest quality care for animals, elevating the stature of the organization, being a community leader in animal welfare, mobilizing the community toward our vision, and long term sustainability.
Community or Constituency Served Anyone looking to rehome a pet or find a new pet for their family. Qualified low-income pet owners and caretakers in need of spay/neuter for their pet(s).
Geographic Area Served Primarily Bemidji and surrounding communities, although we have no geographic restrictions.

Reports & Finances

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Pet Fixers Spay/Neuter Program:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 12/16/2021

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1612 Carr Lake Rd SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 12187517910

General Information

Alternative Name: Beltrami Humane Society
EIN: 41-1551248
Principal Staff: Brandon Mustful
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 3500
Ruling Year: 1986


Board Chair: Ann Mork
Number of Board Members: 8
Board Meetings with Quorum: 21
Average Member Attendance: 7

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