Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in Belgrade and serves the Gallatin and Madison valleys. The shelter also has contracts to serve as an impound facility for animal control officers of Gallatin County, the City of Bozeman, and the Town of West Yellowstone. The mission of Heart of the Valley is to compassionately shelter the lost and surrendered pets of Gallatin and Madison valleys, and to enhance the lives of people and companion animals through pet adoption and education.
The Shelter Goes Solar
The public benefits of this organization are many, but so too are the operating costs of their large facility which houses one of the largest homeless pet populations in Montana. In initially discussing the project with HOV's executive director and director of operations, they enthusiastically sought the energy bill reductions afforded by the solar system installation to help ensure that the Animal Shelter would be able to meet its operating costs and continue to run its valuable programs for many years to come. Further, they wanted to demonstrate their support for clean energy and sustainability through action, as a means to advance it's recognition within the community of Bozeman as a long-term, socially responsible organization worth supporting.