shelter hours
Tuesday-Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays

701.852.6133

Souris Valley Animal Shelter's aims to keep animals safe, and that extends to the families who care for them also. Domestic violence and animal welfare often go hand-in-hand and it is our goal that no owner should ever have to choose between their pet and their own personal safety. If you or someone you know is a victim of abuse, Souris Valley Animal Shelter will house your pet while you find safety.

 

Did you know that domestic violence and animal welfare are often related?

• 52 percent of victims in shelters leave their pets with their batterers (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

• Up to 48 percent of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave (Ascione, F.R., 2007)

• 71 percent of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32 percent reported their children had hurt or killed animals (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)