Category: News

Pet Fixers Successful Thanks to Partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PET FIXERS PROGRAM SAVING LIVES WITH HELP FROM PARTNERS Bemidji, August 23, 2020 – Great River Rescue assumed the Pet Fixers program amid difficult and confusing times. The program, which was initially scheduled to begin spay/neuter services in April of 2020, had to push back its clinics until early June. Since then, Great River Rescue…

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114 Total Pets Spayed/Neutered at June Clinics

114 Total Pets Spayed/Neutered at June Clinics Great River Rescue hosted its first two Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics in June. Over the two clinics, 114 animals were spayed/neutered including 21 female dogs, 28 male dogs, 39 female cats, 20 male cats, and 6 community cats. Other services provided included Rabies shots, Distemper Shots, Flea/Tick Treatments and more. For a closer…

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Great River Rescue Hosts First Pet Fixers Clinic

Great River Rescue Hosts First Pet Fixers Clinic On Saturday, June 6 & 7, Great River Rescue hosted its first Pet Fixers low-cost spay/neuter clinic at its facility in Bemidji. The event provides low-cost spay/neuter and other preventative care services for dogs and cats of qualified pet owners and caretakers. Over the weekend, a total of 53 animals were…

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Updated Clinic Schedule

Updated Clinic Schedule Due to the current public health emergency, we have canceled our April and May spay/neuter clinics. Despite these cancellations, we would like to conduct eight clinics in 2020 as previously planned. With that in mind, we have announced the following revised clinic schedule: June 6 -7 June 13 – 14 July 11 – 12 August 1…

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April Petfixers Clinic Canceled

April Petfixers Clinic Canceled Our first Petfixers Clinic scheduled for April 4 & 5 has been canceled in accordance with Governor Walz’s executive order to suspend all elective surgeries. We hope to be able to hold our next clinic on May 1 & 2, but there is no definitive timetable for the governor’s order. All registered clients for the…

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April Clinic Gets New Sponsor

April Clinic Sponsored by First National Bank Bemidji March 12, 2020, Bemidji, MN: Great River Rescue has announced that the April Petfixers Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be sponsored by First National Bank Bemidji. With their support, clients will receive a $20 discount on services for each pet registered for the clinic. Currently, 67 animals are scheduled to be spayed/neutered…

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Registration Now Open for 2020 Clinics

Registration Now Open for 2020 Spay/Neuter Clinics Great River Rescue has announced that qualified low-income pet owners and caretakers of feral cats can now register for low-cost spay/neuter clinics. There are currently eight clinics scheduled for 2020 with the first being April 4 & 5, 2020. Services offered include spay/neuter surgeries of dogs and cats, core vaccinations, blood tests,…

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Great River Rescue to Acquire Pet Fixers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PET FIXERS SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM TO BE ACQUIRED BY GREAT RIVER RESCUE BEMIDJI, DECEMBER 2, 2019 – Pet Fixers, a nonprofit spay/neuter assistance program, has announced that the organization will be turned over to Great River Rescue. The two organizations are currently in the process of transferring equipment, technical knowledge, and all other assets including the…

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How do we use donations?

2017 Autoclave

Where does the money go? 2017 was a year of huge change when we decided to become our own surgery unit.​We couldn’t have done it without a tremendous amount of help from a lot of people and organizations.Read all about our major transition >>> The average cost to subsidize a single weekend clinic serving 70 animals is $1500. This…

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Becoming Our Own Medical Service 2017

Wanda, the surgical RV

Meet Wanda, the 31′ modified trailer! In 2017 we started down the path to becoming our own medical service.  We started by purchasing “Wanda”, a 31′ trailer which had been modified for spay neuter services. ​Then began the task of raising funds to purchase 60+ surgery packs, 2 more anesthesia machines, autoclaves, towels, sewing surgery wraps, surgery drapes, gowns,…

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