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 2018 Great River Rescue took in 407 stray and surrendered pets and completed 349 adoptions and 14 reclaims. Additionally, 203 animals were spayed/neutered during the year and 717 vaccinations were given to shelter pets. We performed various educational outreach programs which included a summer day camp program for 10 youth in 3rd - 5th grades. Our volunteer program brought in 87 new volunteers that logged nearly 2000 hours.
Current Goals Some of our current goals include, helping more animals than ever before, recruiting new board members, maintaining high standards of care for shelter pets, educating the public about animal welfare related issues, and elevating the stature of our organization in the community.
Community or Constituency Served Community members seeking to adopt animals into their families and community members seeking safe refuge for companion animals.
Geographic Area Served Great River Rescue primarily serves residents of Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties but has no geographic restrictions on services.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/17/2019

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: 218-751-7910

General Information

Alternative Name: The organization used to be called the Beltrami Humane Society. The name was changed in 2015.
EIN: 41-1551248
Principal Staff: Brandon Mustful
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1000
Ruling Year: 1986


Board Chair: Geri Hickerson
Number of Board Members: 10
Board Meetings with Quorum: 12
Average Member Attendance: 7

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