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Beltrami Humane Society Board of Directors Chairwoman Teri Collyard takes a cat out of a kennel. The shelter has started a fundraising campaign to raise $40,000 that is needed to fill a budget shortfall. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Beltrami County Humane Society could close its doors next year if it doesn't find $40,000

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Heather Hertel met the friend she had been looking for - a brown and white cat named Liberty.

It was cute, cuddly and friendly with other cats and dogs, all the qualities she was looking for in a pet.


Hertel eventually left the Beltrami Humane Society empty-handed, needing more time to think about adopting a pet, but she may only have a month to decide. If the nonprofit organization doesn't fill a $40,000 budget shortfall, it could close its doors by the end of December.

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