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By Pam Burke 

Havre woman's final donation will help shelter animals


Last updated 3/29/2022 at 11:43am

Havre Daily News/Pam Burke

Havre Animal Control Officer Pete Federspiel holds Gin at the Havre Animal Shelter. Gin came into the animal shelter with severe frostbite and had to have her ears and part of her tail amputated but also contracted a severe respiratory disease while in the shelter. Friends of the Havre Animal Shelter is holding a fundraiser to help pay for installation of hospital-grade air-filtration units to reduce the chance of animals contracting illness in the shelter.

Friends of the Havre Animal Shelter - a non-profit organization that helps meet some of the city shelter's needs not provided for in its budget - is selling raffle tickets in a special fundraiser to purchase air-filtration units that will help keep animals at the shelter healthy, and it's happening thanks to the generous last wishes of a long-time Havre business woman.

Last year, the shelter had to deal with four rounds of an upper respiratory disease, Animal Control Officer Pete Federspiel said. And though the dogs at the shelter haven't had outbreaks of any disease, a vaccination-resista...

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