Prairie to Peaks Offers Help With Pet Welfare Audits | News, Sports, Jobs


Photo submitted Cynthia Misner holds a kitten she bottle fed and raised.

BERTHOLD — Cynthia Misner has been caring for animals for over 40 years. Berthold’s retired schoolteacher has volunteered at several Minot animal shelters and shelters, but a year ago she decided to start Prairie to Peaks Animal Assistance Foundation. The foundation is a means to promote, educate and contribute to the issue of veterinary care and companion animal welfare.

The nonprofit corporation entitles Misner, as well as those who donate to his organization, to tax benefits. Prairie to Peaks is also aware of public or private grants to enable it to better support the public interest of pet neutering, adoption and promotion.

A nonprofit like Prairie to Peaks needs all the help it can get, Misner said. In her case, she is independently trying to start a foundation to help people subsidize animal welfare checkups. Among her time and personal gifts, Misner said she also writes grants.

Misner basically donates money, food, supplies, and vouchers to citizens who need necessary veterinary care services like neutering and neutering. She said what ends up happening is that she will end up with an abandoned cat or kitten in many cases who is pregnant. She said at that time that she was not only responsible for neutering the cat, but each kitten. Misner says what she often encounters are kittens having more kittens, due to abandonment and lack of accountability in health care verification.

Misner said there are several kind-hearted people who take on these daunting tasks of starting non-profit organizations to create accountability for abandoned, abandoned and unwanted animals in this area, but have no training. or organization to find out how. She said it’s a niche subculture that needs to be improved at the local or state level. She said a protocol or standardization needs to be in place to manage these issues and bring these accountability agencies together.

Misner said the public thinks she is animal welfare, and that she is being bullied and taken advantage of for her position.

Misner actively helps many seniors who don’t drive and can’t get the care their pets need. Misner said it would be interesting for her to find ways to transport these pets for people who can’t, but then again, something has to be in place. She said many seniors receive meals on wheels and share their food with their pets.

Misner sells $10 quilt squares and crafts her sister makes for her at events and accepts donations. She assumes these expenses independently and lives herself on a fixed income. Misner said so much help is needed for all of these local nonprofit animal groups. She said the need is great and a way to organize non-profit groups locally is a necessity.

Misner said she does not host animal rescues herself, but has taken in foster families or their offspring. She said she wanted to provide people with the pet welfare and veterinary care they need.

She said Prairie to Peak is so named because North Dakota is prairie up to the peaks of the Badlands, but she tries to reach the entire area of ​​surrounding states.

Misner said the bottom line is that animals need a place to be checked and cared for, and working together and creating a network of pets with all the surrounding local, state and state resources would make great progress towards the goal of ensuring that these animals are safely housed and off the streets.



Today’s breaking news and more to your inbox