BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter is hosting a Paws2Read program and book signing to increase awareness of pet rescue and adoption.
The shelter will host author Gayle Mansfield Irwin, who was actually their first education coordinator when Heart of the Valley was known as the Bozeman Humane Society in the early 1990s.
Irwin has written numerous books on dogs, all based on his experiences in the Gallatin Valley, and a portion of his book sales will go towards helping a rescued animal.
“Still about half a million animals are euthanized every year, there’s this need for people to adopt and I’m going to have my little dog Jeremiah who appears in my novels, who also has his own children’s story and he’s a dog rescuer, âIrwin said.
Heart of the Valley estimates that the costs of picking up each furry friend depend on the length of their stay, but can vary between $ 200 and $ 400.
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 26 at the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.
You can find more information about Heart of the Valley here.