On Wednesday, the Board of Directors for the Friends of Animals Humane Society announced the shelter will permanently close on August 5th. 

Mary Nelson has been with the Friends of Animals humane society for much of their 35-year existence. 

"I remember as a little kid, putting my money into the little money banks that they were doing to collect to get us a shelter," said Nelson. 

But now financial woes have set the facility back. After spending $725,000 buying a new facility, and remodeling it, they learned they need $150,000 thousand dollars to finish the remodel and pay off their mortgage. 

But for now, the mission is to get all animals adopted, and any others moved to a no-kill facility.  

Nelson said they have a number of ways to donate to the facility, so they can try to reopen in the future. They will continue to take can donations behind the facility and are accepting other donations. CBS3

To get in contact with Friends of Animals, you can reach them by e-mail, or by mail at the following address: 

Friends of Animals

PO Box 706

Cloquet, MN